Nursery Fees and Funding

We offer the following provision across Little Ridges Nursery:

Free early educational funded 15-hour places for two-year-old children (eligibility criteria applies)

Free early educational funded 15-hour places for All three and four-year-old children

Free early educational funded 30-hour places for three and four-year-old children (Government Eligibility Criteria applies)

Paid spaces for additional 15 hours on top of the free early educational funded 15 hours

Paid spaces for 15 and 30 hours

Wraparound care starting from: 7:30am and available until 4.30pm (Fees apply). 

Our fee table is as follows:

Breakfast Club

TimeCostWhat’s included?
7.30am-8.45am£8.00 per sessionAll children arriving before 8.20am are offered a healthy, nutritious breakfast. We regret that breakfast will not be available after this time. The children are then taken to their classroom.

Lunch Club

TimeCostWhat’s included?
11.45am-12.15pm£3.00 per sessionChildren are supervised with their lunch and have the opportunity for free play. Excludes meal; parents/carers to provide a packed lunch.

After-School Club

TimeCostWhat’s included?
3.15pm-4.30pm£8.00 per sessionChildren are offered a range of activities and can choose to participate or engage in their own preferred activity.
A healthy light bite is provided at 4.00pm such as beans on toast, crumpets, pizza muffins or an assortment of sandwiches.

Sessional charges – 2/3-year-olds

TimeCostWhat’s included?
8.45am-11.45am£27.00 per sessionChildren receive a fruit snack and drink.
12.15pm-3.15pm£27.00 per sessionChildren receive a fruit snack and drink.

Sessional charges – 3/4-year-olds

TimeCostWhat’s included?
8.45am-11.45am£27.00 per sessionChildren receive a fruit snack and drink.
12.15pm-3.15pm£27.00 per sessionChildren receive a fruit snack and drink.

Contribution toward Consumable Resources

All Enrolled PupilsWhat’s included?
50p per session AM or PM or
£1 per full day.
All consumable materials used during the sessions.  Parents/carers of children eligible for 2-year-old funding due to economic criteria or Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) will have this cost covered by the Academy.

Please note that sessions are invoiced half-termly in advance, and all payments that are due are payable in advance of pupils attending those sessions. If a parent/carer is having difficulty in meeting the payment, they must make an appointment via the Nursery office to discuss options; if they do not engage with this process, they may ultimately be asked not to attend booked sessions until their account is settled. Refunds are not available if your child is unable to attend due to illness or any other reason. Parents/carers are expected to take their children on holiday when school is closed. Please note that as a term-time only setting, we cannot offer refunds for non-attended sessions.

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a UK government initiative designed to help working parents with the cost of childcare.

For every 80p you (or someone else) pays in, the government will top up an extra 20p. This is equivalent of the tax most people per annum.

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).

If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.

You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both.

 Tax-Free Childcare Information

You can make payments for your invoices through tax-free childcare.

The school bank details are:

RBS Bank Account: REAch2 Academy Trust – Green Ridge

Sort Code: 16-12-21

Account No: 1014 4197

Funding Forms

To enable us to process your registration for a space using either 2 year, 15 hour or 30 hour funding we will require you to provide us with the relevant funding code as well as completing a Parent Provider form. These will be provided to you if you get a space confirmed with us.

Government funding:

2-Year-Old 15 Hour Funding

Your 2-year-old will be eligible for government funding if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400.00 a year or less after tax
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit (or both), and your household income is £16,190.00 a year or less before tax
  • The Working Tax Credit 4 week run on

If you are not in receipt of benefits, your 2-year-old could still qualify if they:

  • Have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP Plan)
  • Get Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Are looked after by a local authority of have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangement order or adoption order in England or Wales

From April 1st 2024

Following the Government Budget announcement qualifying parents/carers of 2-year-olds will be able to receive 15 hours of nursery funding.

You could get 15 hours childcare if :

You will also get 15 hours if:

  • you are on sick leave or annual leave
  • you are on shared parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • one person is working and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have an assessment as having limited capability to work
  • you are newly self-employed (called the ‘start-up period’). You do not need to demonstrate that you meet the income criteria for 12 months

3 & 4 – Year Old Funding Offer

All 3 & 4-year-olds are entitled to Free Early Education Entitlement automatically.  You do not need to apply for the universal 15 hours of free childcare for your child.

For the 30 hours a week childcare you will need to apply for your 30 hours code through the government portal.

The following website will assist you with the childcare options that will be available to you Childcare Choices