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Sessions, fees and funding

Little Learners can offer Nursery sessions between 7.30am and 6.00pm for 50 weeks of the year. We are closed for two weeks at Christmas and for Bank Holidays, fees are not charged for the days we are closed.

We are pleased to welcome children from 2 years 6 months – 4 years for paid or funded sessions, or indeed a combination of both. You can choose the sessions to suit you, using your two year old funding, statutory Early Years Education entitlement (15 hours) or extended entitlement (30 hours). If you are unsure of what kind of funding you may be entitled to please click here to visit the ‘Childcare Choices’ website for further information.

Fee structure from 1st September 2021

Session
Time
Price
Early Bird
7.30am – 8.00am
£5.50
Morning
8.00am – 1.00pm
£23.50
Afternoon
1.00pm – 6.00pm
£23.50
Short Day
8.00am – 4.00pm
£37.60
All Day
8.00am – 6.00pm
£47.00

The session options above allow you to ‘build’ the option that suits you and your Little Learner, for example many families book Early Bird as part of their contracted sessions but it is also available on an adhoc basis for an additional level of flexibility for your childcare needs. Additionally. for your peace of mind, once your sessions have been agreed you will be issued with a contract, securing those sessions for your child, each week until your child is ready to continue their learning journey at Primary School.

Early Years Education funding information 

How does the Early Years Entitlement work at Little Learners?

Our families access their statutory and extended entitlement offer in a variety of different ways. Our stretched funding offer allows families to access fully funded childcare for 47.5 weeks of the year; to illustrate, the 30 hours are ‘stretched’ to cover the 47.5 weeks that we can offer funding, resulting in 24 fully funded hours being available per week. This allows families to choose the attendance pattern that suits them best. One of our most popular options is three ‘Short Days’ (8 hours x 3 days = 24 hours) however you can choose any combination of sessions to make up 24 hours.

If you are wanting to change funded sessions, this can only be done and the start of a term (September, January and April) and then can not be changed again until the start of the following term.

If your Little Learner is entitled to the statutory funding only (15 hours per week) this is also stretched to allow children to attend 12 hours per week for 47.5 hours a year.

What are the unfunded dates?

Little Learners we are able to offer funding over 47.5 weeks of the year meaning that there are some part or whole weeks of the year that funding is not available. The table below shows the dates that funding does not apply for the next academic year.  Parents/carers will be invoiced for any sessions that would usually be covered by funding during the below dates to allow your child to attend their usual booking pattern.

We are pleased that many of the unfunded days fall on Bank Holidays or at Christmas when Little Learners Nursery is closed and fees do not apply, therefore parents are unaffected by these unfunded dates. The dates in italic in the  table define periods that will be chargeable to parents/carers.

Funding dates calendar

The calendar below shows the same unfunded dates but in a calendar format

Green dates: Funding dates

Grey dates: Non-funded dates (charged to parents/carers)

Red dates: Bank holidays

Pink dates in summer: Part funded dates (charged to parents/carers)