Early Years Funded Entitlement


Poppies - 15 Hours Funded Childcare – 2-year-olds

Eligible families of 2-year-olds can receive funding to support up to 570 hours of childcare each year from the start of the school term after their second birthday.

To be able to take up 15 hours of free childcare for your two-year-old you or your child must meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit West Sussex County Council Funding for 2-year-olds for further information and details on how to apply.

Bluebells - 15 Hours “Universal” Funded Childcare – 3 & 4-year-olds

All 3 & 4-year olds automatically receive funding to support up to 570 hours of childcare each year from the start of the school term after their third birthday.

Bluebells - 30 Hours “Extended” Funded Childcare – 3 & 4-year-olds

Eligible 3 & 4-year olds can receive funding to support up to 1140 hours of childcare each year from the start of the school term after their third birthday. Please visit Childcare Choices to check your eligibility and for details on how to apply.

Stretched Funding at Kamelia Kids

West Sussex County Council offers Funding Entitlement of 15 hours (Universal 3- & 4-year-olds and eligible 2-year-olds) or 30 hours (3- & 4-year-old Extended Funding) for 38 weeks of the year.

As Kamelia Kids opens for 51 weeks of the year, we can stretch the funding across the 51 weeks. This means that the maximum funding available is 11 hours per week (Universal FE and 2-year-old FE) or 22 hours per week (Extended FE). Kamelia Kids offers this funding up to a maximum number of hours per session.

Families in receipt of funding will be asked to complete a FE Parent Declaration Form.


What does the funding cover the cost of?

The money we receive for the funding from the Government is intended to cover the cost of childcare and the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage only. In reality, the funding we receive is a lot less than what it costs for the nursery to deliver the childcare itself, let alone the cost of any overheads such as consumables, food, cleaning costs etc.

It therefore does not cover the cost of a range of other services that our nursery provides. These include, but are not limited to:


Nursery Fees (with 2-, 3- & 4-year-old FE funding)

Poppies and Bluebells

Maximum funded hours per session
2-yr FE

Cost per session after funding*

3 & 4-yr FE
Cost per session after funding*

(includes breakfast)

8am-1.30pm 3 hours £18.75 £17.50

(includes tea)

1.30pm-6pm 3 hours £11.25 £10.50
Short Day

(includes breakfast & tea)

8am-4.30pm 6 hours £20.00 £18.75
Full Day

(includes breakfast & tea)

8am-6pm 6.5 hours £26.25 £24.50
Early Breakfast
7.30am-8am n/a £5.00 £5.00

*Assuming maximum funded hours per week has not been reached. Once maximum funding per week has been reached, fees will be charged at the proportional cost as per the above table or as a standard session cost, whichever is the cheaper.


Snowdrops – Funded Only Spaces – 3 & 4-year-olds

We are dedicated to supporting families and giving every child the best possible start in life. It is our mission to enable young children to thrive in a learning and caring environment, therefore we have an additional pre-school room called Snowdrops to support eligible families who would not normally have the opportunity to access quality childcare.

Snowdrops provides 24 Funded, Term Time places for children in receipt of 3- & 4-year-old Funded Entitlement, who meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

Maximum funded hours per session
(3+ years old)

Cost per session after funding*

Funded Morning

(includes morning snack)

8.30am - 11.30am

3 hours

Funded Afternoon

(includes afternoon snack)

11.30am – 2.30pm

3 hours

Funded Day

(includes morning & afternoon snack)

8.30am – 2.30pm

6 hours



Additional Notes

Registration Fee & Deposit

A non-refundable registration fee of £75 per child will be charged unless the child is accessing Funded Entitlement (FE) sessions only. If siblings are registered with us at the same time and attend the same sessions, we will only charge one initial registration fee.

A deposit fee of £100 per child will be charged unless the child is accessing Funded Entitlement (FE) sessions only.  The deposit will be deducted from the final invoice once fees have been confirmed that they are up to date.

There is no registration fee or deposit required for totally funded places.


5% discount off nursery fees for full-time attendance i.e. 8am–6pm / Mon–Fri. 

Permanent changes to session

4 weeks’ notice is required for permanent changes and must be agreed with the Nursery Manager. Change to Sessions form to be completed and given to the Nursery Manager for approval and will incur a £10 administration fee.

Reduction to sessions

4 week’s written notice is required for reduction to sessions.

Ad-hoc/ Emergency Sessions

We understand that occasionally, it may be necessary to book ad-hoc or emergency sessions.  In all cases, these sessions which are subject to availability must be booked with the Nursery Manager and will be charged at £7.50 per hour or the normal session rate + £10 admin fee, whichever is the cheaper regardless of the age of the child. Payment is due as soon as approval has been given.

Payment of fees and late payments

Fees are payable monthly in advance, on the first day of each month.  A £15 charge will be applied to your account every 7 days that the bill remains unpaid. Failure to comply could result in sessions being suspended until payment is made.

Late collection

Late pick up will result in a charge of £10 for every 15 minutes or part of.


Either party may terminate this agreement by giving 4 weeks’ notice in writing to the Nursery Manager during which time the child may continue to attend the nursery. Please note you will be charged for the 4 weeks regardless of attendance.


The option of hot meals is available at an additional charge. Please refer to our Welcome pack or ask for further details.


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Kamelia Kids Day Nursery & Beach School
Wellesley Avenue
Goring by Sea
West Sussex
BN12 4PN