Sessions, Fees and Funding

Playgroup Sessions

All Sessions run Monday to Friday during the school term. Children aged 2, 3 or 4 years old are welcome to attend any of our sessions and you can mix and match to get the best fit for you and your child. Children can attend all day, a morning or afternoon session with or without lunch.

09:00 – 12:00 Morning Session

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Session (we can extend lunch sessions to 1 hour on request if space is available)

12:30 – 15:00 Afternoon Session

Please note that all of our costs are covered by County Council funding, termly fees and registration fees. We do not charge for any activities or for snack, nor do we charge top-up fees on funded sessions. We do ask families to provide packed-lunches, nappies, wipes and sun-cream for their child.

Fees and Funding

Fees for the academic year 2017 – 18 are as follows:

 Child’s Age Fee payable per hour
 2years  £5.50
 3 years and over  £4.50

Please see below for further details of the charges applicable, available funding, billing and payment methods.

Registration Fees

We charge a one off registration fee of £20 when a child joins Playgroup. This covers the cost of your child’s book bag, wet-weather bag and a t-shirt.

Early Years Funding

All children qualify for Cambridgeshire County Council Early Years Funding from the term commencing after their third birthday. This provides 15 hours of funding per child (equivalent to five Playgroup sessions per week). For eligible families, we also offer 30 funded hours under the Extended Entitlement.  Some families may be entitled to claim 15 hours funding from the term following their child’s 2nd birthday too. To check what funding you are entitled to, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

We ask families to complete a Funding Claim form which will enable us to claim funding for your child. The form asks you to provide details of both your WCP sessions and any sessions that your child attends at other childcare providers so that we can apply for the correct amount of funding. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions regarding your funding as we realise that when more than one setting is involved it can be complicated!

Playgroup Fees

For any hours not covered by Early Years Funding, the above fee schedule is used. Families are charged at the 2 year old rate until the beginning of the term following their child’s 3rd birthday.

Billing

You will receive a bill on the first day of each term. We will give you the option to settle either in a lump sum, or by weekly installments. Payment is due within the first 2 week of term.

We do ask that you settle your bill promptly and keep up with weekly installments. Failure to do so may affect your child’s place at playgroup. If for any reason you are unable to settle your bill on time, we ask that you come to see us as soon as possible.

Uniform

Uniform is optional. each child is provided with a t-shirt at registration. Additional t-shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased

2018 – 19 Prices

T-shirt £7

Sweatshirts £11

Payment

We accept payment:

  • By bank transfer
  • In cash
  • By cheque, payable to Waterbeach Community Playgroup
  • By Childcare voucher. Please let us know if you wish to pay this way, as we may not already be registered with your provider.
  • Tax-free childcare.

4 Week Notice Period

Please note that if you wish to cancel your child’s place or reduce their hours, we require 4 weeks’ written notice. Fees will be charged in full for the notice period. If notice is not given, 4 weeks’ fees will still be payable in lieu of the notice period.

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