Fees for Under 3 year olds
Preschool fees from September 2023 will be £1,755 (which equates to £9 per hour) per term for the under 3 years old, plus Security £200 and Music & Movement £100, total £2,055 per term, see information below. There is no reduction of fees in respect of absenteeism during the term. Payment can be made online via bank transfer and childcare vouchers are accepted.
Grants for Over 3 year olds
Early Years Free Entitlement - Some two year olds are now entitled to receive 15 free hours of early education each week. Please speak to the manager for more information on the eligibility criteria. All three and four year olds are entitled to receive 15 free hours of early education. Your child will become eligible for the funding in the term after they become three years old and continue until they start in the reception class of their primary school. Unfortunately we are not able to offer the 30 Hours funding.
The cut-off dates for each term are: 31st March, 31st August and 31st December. This means that grants are only payable in the next term starting after one of the cut off dates if you child reaches 3 years of age on or before one of those dates. E.g. A child born 28th December is entitled to a grant for the following January term. A child born 1st January does not qualify for a grant until the following April term.
Quality Voluntary Contribution for Over 3s
All those parents in receipt of the NEG grant mentioned above, we ask for a quality voluntary contribution of £700 per term from September 2023, plus Security £200 and Music & Movement £100, total £1,000 per term, see below. We ask for a QVC which enables us to provide the educational enhancements that we have come to value over the limited budget that we receive from the Government.
QVC can be Gift Aided.
The Preschool is solely reliant for its income on the fees it receives, plus any sums raised during the year through fundraising. The Preschool is NOT sponsored, assisted, or attached to the Synagogue in any way other than it rents the premises. Because of this, the fundraising is very important to enable us to keep our fees as low as possible and ensure that we can meet all our running expenses and buy any new equipment for the children.
There is a security levy of £200 per term.
Music & Movement
We have a specialist teacher who comes to our preschool to perform with the children. There is a charge of £100 per term.
What help can you get with paying for your childcare?
You may be eligible to get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare costs while you are working. How much you get will depend on your income and how often you pay for childcare. For further information you can contact HM Revenue and customs (HMRC) or visit the website:
Childcare vouchers is a scheme some employers offer to help working parents save on registered childcare costs. They are not means tested and are available to all working parents whose companies operate a childcare voucher scheme. We are registered with several voucher administration companies. Speak to the administrator for more information.
Tax Free Childcare
From September 2015, the tax free childcare scheme will be available to help with the cost of childcare. The government will top up any payments you make into your childcare account by 20% up to a total of £10,000. This is the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year. To qualify, parents will have to be in work, earning just over an average of £50 a week and not more than £150,000 per year. For more information visit the website: