Opening Times and Fees

PARENT/CARER – OPENING TIMES AND NEW FEES FROM SEPTEMBER 2018

We open for 38 weeks each year, in line with local primary school terms. We also run Holiday playschemes.

We are open 5 days each week from 8.45am to 4.00pm. Hours are flexible.

Government Funding and Fee Information

Government funding is available to all 3 year olds, from the fixed date following their third birthday, as follows:

Date of third birthday Government funding starts
1 April to 31 August Term 1 – September
1 September to 31 December Term 3 – January
1 January to 31 March Term 5 – April

For children who are entitled to the 15 or 30 hours funding these hours can be taken within the following constraints:
  • A minimum of 3 hours per day
  • A maximum of 6 or 7 hours per day
  • Complete hours only
  • Funded hours cannot be carried forward to another week or used for playschemes
  • Additional hours will be charged at an hourly rate of £4.50

Non-funded 2 and 3 year olds

Introductory afternoons are available for 2 and 3 years olds from 1.00 to 3.00. The cost for these 2 hours is £9.  Additional hours in line with those listed above may be available. The hourly rate for any 2 year old or unfunded 3 year old who attends the setting for more than 2 hours a day is £5.

We are in receipt of early years funding for 2 year olds, please speak to the manager about the criteria for this entitlement.

Fees are payable half-termly in advance. Fees must still be paid if children are absent for a short period of time. If you plan to be away for a considerable time or your child is ill for a long time please let the manager know.

Certain employers offer voucher schemes, which Rainbow Pre-school will accept. Please speak to the manager to arrange this method of payment.

You can also pay directly into our Rainbow account.

Playschemes

New hourly rate as from September 2018 £4.50 per hour 3 to 9 year olds.

Fees and times are renewed annually.