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 Fees & Early Years Funding (EYF)

Fees for children aged three and older

Session
Time
Fees per Day
Morning
8am - 1pm
£40.00
Afternoon
1pm - 6pm
£40.00
Full Day
8am - 6pm
£71.50

Fees for children up to three years old

Session
Time
Fees per Day
Morning
8am - 1pm
£40.00
Afternoon
1pm - 6pm
£40.00
Full Day
8am - 6pm
£76.00

Free Entitlement 

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Fees Explained (2024)

Children will become eligible the term after their 3rd birthday. 

Your invoice will show the attendance you have requested.  As you can see from the attendance grid any pre-planned nursery closures, within the period, have not been charged for. If your attendance, as shown, is incorrect simply return your invoice to Sue and a correct invoice will be issued. 

The FE rate is set at the minimum to deliver the provisions of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  West Sussex County Council require services outside of the basic EYFS provision to be charged separately.  The provision of meal and snacks fall outside the EYFS and as such are charged at a rate of 0.78 pence per hour for a full day space. As of September 2023, we will be providing all children morning and afternoon snacks. This will be a range of fruit and vegetables.  

In addition, the supply of consumables is also a chargeable item. This represents all non-educational items to deliver the FE.  This includes, but not limited to, such items as snacks, trips out, dance classes, wipes cleaning products and other non-educational materials used or purchased by the nursery. These items are now charged at a nominal rate of £1 per hour of FE. 

The combined rate for all additional items is £1.78 per FE hour.  

The current FE provision is for either 11 or 22 hours per week, stretched over the 50 weeks of the year, taken over at least 2 days.  The universal 11 hours of FE will automatically be applied by the nursery. The number of hours allocated to your child, is shown on your invoice, at a zero charge.  The cost of meals and consumables is then added at the hourly rate as above. Anytime outside the FE hours will be charged at a universal rate per hour. 

Some of you are in the process of making a claim for an additional 15 hours (extended hours) per week via the HMRC website https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare. Please complete the 'parent declaration form' and return to Sue.  

If your award is successful, you must provide the information detailed below. Many of you have given your details, but for those who are yet to receive your award, or have an existing code you need to refresh your existing claim every term, you will need to provide the information as follows:-  

The HMRC code 500…….  full name of child & date of birth, full address with postcode, full name of person who made the application, their National Insurance number plus date of birth.   

Details of your extended hours (30 hour) claim must be submitted BY EMAIL ONLY to sue@hhf.email  or placed on the funding form. 

The details you give must match those you gave to HMRC. Any variance will cause your claim to be rejected.  

 

Should your claim be granted/not granted, your invoice will be reissued to reflect the number of FE hours approved, as shown on this website.    

Happy Feet will not be responsible for any loss of FE for whatever reason.  

With universal and extended FE this will be spread throughout the year to a maximum of 22 hours per week. 

Your annual allowance will be divided into twelve equal months to give you an equal monthly payment throughout the year, due in advance on the 23rd of each month. For all children who have recently become eligible for FE, please complete the Parent Declaration form as shown above or Click here.

Please note it is the parent’s responsibility to apply for 30 hours funding code (Extended hours, giving you the 22 hours per week) via the HMRC website and to reconfirm their eligibility when reminded to do so by the HMRC or the setting. Parents are responsible to make sure the nursery has all reference codes within the appropriate time scale.  

Period of Notice 

If you wish your child to leave the nursery you are required to give a month's notice in writing.  Any Free Entitlement (FE) within the current cycle (Spring/Summer/Autumn) will be withheld by the nursery as part of the notice procedure. 

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