CareLoveLearn at St Oswald’s Fees & Payments

FEES and paymentS

CareLoveLearn at St Oswald’s operates a simple booking policy; we ask that parents/carers complete a booking form and state the sessions you require.

Please note: once you have booked sessions you are expected to pay for them even if your child does not attend, unless the school is closed. If the school closes for an emergency 50% of fees are still due. Unfortunately this is because our outgoings remain the same whether we are open or closed, and therefore this loss of income could affect our setting’s sustainability long term. All fees must be paid for in advance.

We understand that circumstances change and you may need to make alterations to your bookings, please let us know of any changes at the earliest opportunity so that we can change your sessions (although we cannot guarantee we will be able to change the sessions if we are already full we will endeavour to do our best).

Nursery Charges 18 Months 2 Years 3 & 4 Years
Full day (7:30am – 6:00pm snacks included) £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
Half day (7:30am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 6:00pm) £29.00 £27.50 £25.00
School day (9:00am – 3:00pm) £36.00 £34.50 £30.00
Hourly rate (This only applies to children who started after the 4th September) £6.00 £5.75 £5.00
Snacks for funded children (Full day) N/A N/A £1.50
Snacks for non-funded children (Full day) N/A N/A N/A
Snacks for funded children (Half day) N/A N/A £0.75
Snacks for non-funded children (Half day) N/A N/A N/A

Please note: we will require one month’s notice to cancel your child’s place

What funded childcare am I entitled to after the first of April 2024?

  • From April 2024, all working parents of 2 year olds can access 15 hours of funded childcare
  • From September 2024, all working parents of children aged 9 months up to 4 years old can access 15 hours funded childcare per week
  • From September 2025, all working parents of children aged 9 months up to 4 years old can access 30 hours funded childcare per week

FUNDED CHILDCARE FAQ’S

When is my child eligible for funding?

From the term after their 2nd or 3rd birthday

Can I still get 15 hours if I’m not eligible for 30 hours funding?

Yes, providing you are in employment and your salary isn’t above the threshold

Can I spread the funded childcare hours over the year?

Yes. At CareLoveLearn we allow you to bank and unused contracted hours to be used during the school holidays. This has to be arranged with the Manager. This does not mean that if your child is absent due to sickness those hours can be banked.

How do I apply for funded childcare?

Click the link for further information

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-childcare-if-youre-working

TAX FREE CHILDCARE FAQ’s

What is tax free childcare and what does it mean to me?

Tax free childcare is a government initiative that replaced the voucher scheme. It helps eligible working parents with the cost of childcare. For every £8.00 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2000.00 per year per child. It can be used to cover the cost of childcare in a nursery or out of school club.

Click on the link below for further information:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Can I still claim tax free childacare in addition to 30 hours funded childcare?

Yes.

Who is tax free childcare for?

All working parents including parents who are self employed

How do I know if I am eligible?

You must be earning at least minimum wage but less than £100,000 per year

Out of School Charges Breakfast Club Afterschool Club
St Oswald’s £5.50 (from 7:30am) £11.00 (until 6:00pm)
Rectory / St Thomas / RL Hughes N/A £15.00 (until 6:00pm)
Holiday Club Full Day Half Day
£30.00 (7:30am – 6:00pm – includes breakfast, lunch and tea) £17.00 (7:30am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 6:00pm – includes breakfast or tea)
£26.00 (8:30am – 5:30pm – includes breakfast and tea) £14.00 (8:30am – 12:30pm / 1:00pm – 6:00pm – includes breakfast or tea)
Extra hours £5.00 £5.00
Lunch £1.00 N/A

Full fees are still due for all booked sessions unless the school is closed for holidays or inset days. All fees must be paid for in advance.

We will offer discounted rates for bookings for breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs and if there are two or more siblings attending at the same time.

PAYMENT METHODS

BACS payment – you will need:

Sort code: 77:32:05 A/c no. 00045727 Account name CARELOVELEARNCHILDCARE LIMITED

Please make sure you give your child’s full name as the reference

Childcare Choices Cash / Childcare vouchers

If you wish to pay by vouchers you will require our login details for the voucher company to make your payment.

All fees must be paid in advance so unless you pay by cash all fee payments must be cleared before your child starts.

If your child has an additional need and accesses extra support in school we may be able to help reduce your childcare costs to allow you to continue to work or attend training to help you get back into work. Please ask a member of staff for more details.