• Fees

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    Our rates are very competitive.

    3 months - 2 years £5.00 per hour

    2 - 3 years £4.75 per hour

    Pre-School group £4.50 per hour

    We offer a 10% discount for the oldest child where we have 2 or more children attending from the same family in the Nursery.

    Nursery meals are charged separately, current prices can be found in the brochure

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    College staff & self paying students

    3 months - 2 years £4.60 per hour

    2 years - 3 years £4.60 per hour

    Pre-School £4.50 per hour

    Please note unfortunately we are not able to offer a fee reduction for college staff or students for children who are 3 years plus.

    Sessions

    Due to a high demand in places, we now operate a strict minimum requirement of a 4 hour session in the morning and afternoon for all sections of the nursery. However we are able to offer a limited number of two and a half hour sessions in the afternoon for children in the Owl group only. Generally all sessions are booked on a long term permanent basis, unless specific authorisation is given by the Nursery Manager in writing.

    Childcare vouchers

    We accept a variety of childcare voucher schemes already. Please speak to the Nursery Manager about paying your nursery fees using a voucher scheme that your employer may operate.

    Sickness & absence

    Due to strict staffing ratios, full fees will apply if your child is sent home due to sickness or is absent for any reason, even with prior notification. Individual circumstances may be reviewed at the managers discretion for long term sickness and hospitalisation if in excess of 4 weeks.

    Holidays

    No charge is made for Bank Holidays or any time the Nursery is closed. Children attending all year round will be entitled to two weeks half fees (at their normal hours) for holiday with at least one full weeks notice, all holiday periods run from August to July in line with our financial year. If you are claiming EYE funding over 38 weeks your holiday entitlement will only be given to holidays taken during the school holiday period. Unfortunately if you are claiming EYE funding through the stretched offer over 50 weeks, you will not be able to access any half fee entitlement. Holiday entitlement does not apply to term time only children. Brockenhurst College staff and self paying students will be entitled to up to seven weeks half fees, with at least 1 full weeks notice. We request that all holiday entitlements are taken as full weeks Monday to Friday.

    Nursery & Pre-school introductory sessions

    We will provide up to 3 introductory sessions giving you and your child a chance to get to know the staff who will be caring for your child. These sessions will help your child settle into a Nursery routine. Staff within the Nursery will discuss settling sessions with you when you book a place.

    Early Years Education Funding

    Highwood is able to offer the Early Years Education Funding for all 3 year olds from the term after their third birthday and any eligible 2 year olds. Each child is entitled to 570 hours of free early years education, which can be stretched or taken term time only (only available to pre school children). Any additional hours or meals over the free entitlement will be charged at the normal rate. Please speak to the nursery manager on how to claim this free entitlement.


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