Fees and Funding

The following charges are per month

Full time (including all meals)
Mon-Fri 7:45am – 6:00pm
£1260
Day (including all meals)
7:45am – 6:00pm
£295
Session (including lunch)
7:45am-1:00pm or 12:00pm-6:00pm
£190
Session (not including lunch)
7:45am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-6:00pm
£159

Fees are due in advance on the 1st of each month and may be paid for by cash, online bank transfer and debit card. Fees paid for by credit card will incur an additional charge.

Any fees that have not been paid for 7th of each month will incur a £20 late penalty charge.

An annual fee review takes place every February and changes are effective from 1st April.

Extra sessions

Extra sessions would be invoiced at the following rates:

Session £44.50
Session (including lunch) £51.50
Day £71.50
Hour £11.75

Securing a Nursery Place

A deposit of one month’s fees must be paid to secure a place. 50% is due when the place is reserved and the balance when the child starts at nursery. If the place at nursery is not taken up, then the deposit is non-refundable. After the nursery place is taken up, the full deposit is refundable following one month’s written notice to terminate the place.

Topsham House is closed for public holidays and will close on Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

When can my Child start Funded Nursery Education?

Fees are due in advance on the 1st of each month by online bank transfer.

An annual fee review takes place every February and changes are effective from 1st April.

When can my Child start Funded Nursery Education?

The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is 570 hours of government funded childcare for all children 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds for a minimum of 38 weeks of the year.

2 Year Old Funding

Some 2 Year Old children are eligible for 570 government funded hours for 38 weeks of the year. If your child is eligible you need to give your provider your 2 Year Old code along with the confirmation email stating that your child is eligible.

15 Hours Universal Entitlement

All 3 & 4 year olds (the term after their 3rd birthday) are eligible for 15 hours per week of government funding for 38 weeks of the year (this is known as the Universal Offer). This offer equates to a maximum of 570 hours per year.

30 Hours Extended Entitlement (Working Parent Entitlement)

Eligible working parents may be able to access an additional 15 hours per week (for up to 38 weeks) of government funded childcare, equating to a total of 1140 hours per year. If you believe you may qualify for the extended entitlement you should check your eligibility by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

If you are eligible, you will receive a 30 hour Eligibility Code from HMRC. You need to provide this code along with a Parental Statement of Undertaking form to enable us to validate and claim the government funding on your behalf.

To continue to receive the 30 hour extended entitlement, you will need to re-confirm with HMRC that you are still eligible every 3 months. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to do so and failure to reconfirm could leave you liable to pay any fees for the hours your child is in the setting.
Please be aware that children only become eligible for the funding in the period following their 3rd birthday.

Child turns 3 between 1st April31st August = eligible for funding from 1st September.
Child turns 3 between 1st September31st December = eligible for funding from 1st January.
Child turns 3 between 1st January31st March = eligible for funding from 1st April.

Tax Free Childcare or TFC

If you are a working parent with children under 12, or under 17 for disabled children, you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2000 per child.

Universal credit

If you, and any partner are working, or due to start work and you are claiming Universal Credit, you can claim back up to 85% of your eligible childcare costs for children under 16.
Employer’s childcare vouchers are welcomed.

Employer’s childcare vouchers are welcomed.