Fees

Payment Policy

For parents paying for their child’s place at Little Owls invoices are issued by Julie, our Administrator, on a termly basis and are due for payment at the beginning of the term. Our hourly rate is £5.50 per hour and each session is a minimum of a 3 hours.

Get help paying for childcare

There are various methods available to get help paying for childcare, all of which are detailed here on the gov.uk website or see the specific links below. Parents who have successfully registered for an ‘online tax free childcare account’ will be able to send payments to us. Please scroll down and follow the links below to find out more.

To make payments to us you will need the following Ofsted URN number:  EY555580.

Use the gov.uk calculator to find out what help you are eligable for.

Early Years Funding: 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds (link)

See the link above for full details on the County Council website.

All children are entitled to 15 hours of completely funded nursery education the term after their 3rd birthday.  We will provide you with the necessary funding form at the relevant times and then apply for funding on your behalf. The funding is paid directly to the Preschool. You may split your child’s 15 funded hours across more than one provider and the funding can include a mix of termly sessions and full year wrap around care.

Haslingfield Little Owls is funded on a termly basis (and therefore across 38 weeks in the year) and each session (excluding lunch club) is 3 hours.

You will need to provide identification for your child, such as their birth certificate or passport. Please show this to a member of staff.

30 hours free childcare (link)

You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take). If you are eligible for the extra hours, you must sign up online to get a code to give to us your place. You will get the extra hours once the next term starts.

See the link above for full details.

Funded Twos (link)

Haslingfield Little Owls is able to accept ‘Funded Two Year Olds’. To qualify for this funding, the Government requires that a family must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Working Tax Credit provided your annual income (as assesssed by HMRC) does not exceen £16,190
  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £15,400, as assessed y earning from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

See the link above for full details.

Tax free childcare (link)

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.

See the link above for full details.

Early Years Pupil Premium (link)

Children who are claiming free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds (see above) in Cambridgeshire and meet certain criteria, may be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). This is extra funding paid to early years providers to improve outcomes for these children.

See the link above for full details.

Child Care Vouchers (link)

The following schemes are closed to new applicants:

  • childcare vouchers
  • childcare your employer arranges with a provider (known as ‘directly contracted childcare’)

If you joined one of these schemes on or before 4 October 2018 you might be able to keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare.

We are able to accept Employers childcare vouchers as a method of paying Little Owls fees. To use these vouchers you will need to provide details to our Administrator who will liaise with you to set up the voucher payments. We currently have accounts with Edenred and Computershare but would be happy to accept others if required.

Edenred account number: P21020906

Computershare account number: 0018808016

See the link above for full details.

If you have an funding queries please feel free to contact Julie.