We have tried to give you an overview of our Nursery and the various childcare options – we recommend that you speak through this with a member of staff in order to discuss your individual needs – but an overview is detailed below.
We work hard to offer flexible childcare at Sunflowers and our fee structure and various attendance options reflect this.
We offer a discretionary 5% discount for siblings and spend time making sure that you are getting the best deal in terms of your booked sessions and how we invoice you for them.
We are always open and honest with our fee structure and inform you in advance if we need to review our fee structure to continue to meet the needs of the business.
If your child is attending Sunflowers for their 2, 3 or 4 year old Government Funded hours, please speak to a member of staff – there are several ways your funding can be used. Eligible parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim up to 30 funded hours per term time week – we also offer the option of up to 22 hours funding a week, 51 weeks a year – There are charges for additional services such as meals and external activities such as swimming – but these are optional and your funded hours can be taken at times to suit you.
- Most parents are eligible to get help with their childcare costs through the Government scheme ‘Tax Free Childcare’ – please look on www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
We are able to accept Childcare Vouchers through various companies and also can work with University Bursaries, Care2Learn and other training providers to help cover costs of childcare.
If you would like further information, please contact Heather in the office and we can go through what will work best for you.
What we charge:
Year round Fees (51 weeks)—Fee Band 1
Daily Rate (inc meals) £53.50 (7.30am-6.00pm) or £45.50 (9.00am-3.00pm)
Half day rate (inc meals) 8.00am-1.00pm – £38.00/1.00pm-6.00pm £37.00
Weekly Rate (inc meals) £246.00
Additional Hours £7.20
Term Time Only Fees (38 /40 weeks)—Fee Band 2
Daily Rate(inc meals) £58.50 (7.30am-6.00pm) or £48.75 (9.00am-3.00pm)
Half day rate (inc meals) 8.00am-1.00pm – £41.00/ 1.00pm-6.00pm £40.00
Weekly Rate (inc meals) £272.00
Additional Hours £7.70
Meals—for children using hourly rate & Government Funded Hours
Weekly swimming lessons £6.80
These take place at Nidderdale Pool for our 3 & 4 year old pre school children, please speak to Helen for more information.
Poppins – Our after school and school holiday club
We are able to offer school pick ups from Dacre Braithwaite, Glasshouses and Summerbridge Schools.
Term Time After School Rate (3.15-6.00pm inc snack and tea) £14.50
Term Time After School Short Evening (3.15-4.30 inc snack). £8.50
Daily Rate—School Holidays – inc all meals, snacks, drinks and activities £45.00
Our Terms and Conditions
Nursery places are offered on a full and part time basis. There is a minimum booking of 1 half day session per week.
Fees are charged monthly in arrears and can be paid by cheque or Direct Bank Transfer.
We reserve the right to charge a late payment fee – this has a sliding scale – from £5 per month to £30 per month depending on amount owed.
Days missed due to holidays, illness and sickness are still charged at the normal rate however, it may be possible to ‘swap’ your day – this will incur an admin fee of £5.00. There is a limit to how many days you can swap in one year.
We are able to accept Childcare Vouchers & Tax Free Childcare payments —please ask Heather for more information.
We are able to offer Government funded spaces for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, please speak to Heather for more information.
We require 1 months written notice of your intention to withdraw your child from our Nursery.