Fees, funding, reductions & discounts

Fees

 

Registration fee

Choochoos require a £30 non refundable fee to register and secure a place for your child. (Not applicable for children only accessing their 15 or 30 hour entitlement FEE or FF2) This charge covers all administration, a home visit, our parent pack, time with the manager to complete the parent pack and three settling sessions.

 

General fees

All meals (lunch, tea and snacks) are included in our fees, no additional costs are required. Fees include all activities and experiences planned, e.g. resources, activities, outside visits (unless additional costs are required), etc.

We do try to keep costs to a minimum. All fees are subject to change and reviewed each year. Fees do not take into account the free entitlements your child accesses after their 3rd birthday or any free for two funding (FF2). In fact many children attend Choochoos FREE, due to their funding. We offer FREE childcare and are completely flexible with the 30 hours of funding, your child maybe eligible for.

Enquire with us by telephoning 07402 746347 or email admin@choochoos.co.uk for further assistance about fees or funding.

 

Please see below our fees (which are shown without any funding deductions):

Babychoos (Children under 24 months)
Full Week (5 Days) – £240
Full Day 8am – 6pm – £50

Per session
Morning 8am – 1pm £29
Afternoon 1pm – 6pm £29

Choochoos (Children from aged 2 years)
Full Week (5 Days) – £235
Full Day 8am – 6pm – £49

Per session
Morning 8am – 1pm – £27
Afternoon 1pm – 6pm – £27

For more information on how our invoices work, click here.

 

Free early education – government funding

Fees are without the government funded deductions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Choochoos generally apply the stretched funding option (funding through the whole year to 50 weeks, instead of 38 weeks) however we can offer to apply the funding to term time only.

We offer 15 hours a week of Free For Two ( FF2) funding for all eligible two year olds and 30 hours per week for all eligible 3 and 4 year olds. All meals and snacks are included free of charge.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is available for all eligible children over 3 years. This is funding towards your child’s development at nursery, not towards payment costs.

To find out if your child is eligible for 2, 3, or 4 year old funding click here https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

To find out more telephone us on 07402 746347 or email admin@choochoos.co.uk.

 

Find out if your child is eligible for funding here.

Payment

At Choochoos parents/carers pay for their child’s place and not for their attendance due to nursery overheads still being incurred.

Fees are calculated by multiplying the weekly figure by 50 and then dividing by 12. Fees are payable monthly in advance, on the 15th of the month. Payment methods that are accepted are cheque, bacs, tax free childcare account, nursery vouchers or cash.

An invoice will be issued to parents/carers 14 days before fees are due, on the 1st of each month. There is a full fees policy that parents/carers will be required to agree and sign when registering their child.

 

Reductions

No fees are required for any bank holidays that we are closed, as well as our two week closure during the Christmas period.

Fees will be waived for any children that go into hospital.

 

Discounts

  1. Free Early Education (FEE)  is available for 2, 3 and 4 years olds, for up to 30 hours per week, pending eligibility. All meals and snacks are included.
  2. All nursery vouchers are accepted.
  3. For siblings of children already attending Choochoos, we offer a 10% discount.
  4. NHS staff are offered 10 % discount. Identification will be required and a minimum of three sessions attended per week for eligibility.
  5. Choochoos can direct families to relevant support services regarding universal credit/working tax credits. You can now claim for up to 80% of your childcare costs if you work 16 hours or more subject to the HMRC’s terms and conditions.
  6. Choochoos may provide offers, these are subject to availability and our terms and conditions.

*Discounts are given after all other deductions are made to your invoice.

 

Notice

Notification of a child leaving Choochoos, requires a minimum of one months calendar notice in writing or by email. The letter must be signed and dated by the responsible adult named on the child’s registration form.