Early Years Funded Entitlement - February 2022

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.

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.

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)

Fees include food, nappies, wipes, nappy cream, sun cream, resources and outings.

Sessions
Maximum funded hours per session
2-yr FE

Cost per session after funding*

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

(includes breakfast)

8am-1.30pm 3 hours £22.00 £21.00
Afternoon

(includes tea)

1.30pm-6pm 3 hours £11.60 £11.00
Short Day

(includes breakfast & tea)

8am-4.30pm 6 hours £23.50 £22.00
Full Day

(includes breakfast & tea)

8am-6pm 6.5 hours £30.00 £28.00
Early Breakfast
7.30am-8am n/a £5.15 £5.15

*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.

 

Funded Only Spaces

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 a limited number of Funded Only spaces support eligible families who would not normally have the opportunity to access quality childcare.

Our Funded Only sessions include nappies, wipes, nappy cream, sun cream, resources and outings.

2-year-olds

Sessions
Maximum funded
hours per session
Toddlers
(2-3 years old)

Cost per session after funding*

Funded Mini AM

(includes morning snack)

8.30am - 11.30am

3 hours

£0.00
Funded Mini PM

(includes afternoon snack)

1.30pm – 4.30pm

3 hours

£0.00

 

3- & 4-year-olds

Sessions
Maximum funded
hours per session
Pre-School
(3+ years old)

Cost per session after funding*

Funded Morning

(includes morning snack)

8.30am - 11.30am

3 hours

£0.00
Funded Afternoon

(includes afternoon snack)

11.30am – 2.30pm

3 hours

£0.00
Funded Day*

(includes morning & afternoon snack)

8.30am – 2.30pm

6 hours

£0.00

*Funded Day only - Families accessing our Funded Entitlement (FE) only sessions have the option to bring in a packed lunch for their child or order Zebedees hot lunches at an additional cost.

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.


Discounts

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.


Termination

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


Lunch

Lunches are included in our session fees.

Families accessing Funded Entitlement Only sessions have the option to bring in a packed lunch for their child or order Zebedees hot lunches at an additional cost.


 

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