Fees and Funding

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All-inclusive fees

Fees and Funding

Our fees are inclusive of all meals and snacks, nappies, wipes, formula milk, outings and visits and all enrichments to the curriculum, until children are in receipt of early years funded hours.

Parents are able to access all working and income-based early years education funding entitlements at our nursery, and there is also other help with childcare costs available.

We offer discounted rates for employees of Oxford University Hospitals Trust so please get in touch to request a copy if these rates will be applicable to you.

We also offer a 9% discount on our standard fees for anyone working for a 999 service, who is not eligible for the OUH discount.

Help With Childcare Costs

All children in England aged 3 to 4 years are entitled to 15 hours of childcare or early education for 38 weeks of the year.

For families receiving some additional forms of support, children aged 2 years are entitled to 15 hours of childcare or early education for 38 weeks of the year.

From April 2024, the government is expanding the early years funding entitlements to include: 

  • From April 2024, working parents of two-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours of early education. 
  • From September 2024, 15 hours of early education will be extended down to the age of nine months for working parents.
  • From September 2025, working parents of children aged nine months and upwards will be entitled to 30 hours of early education per week right up to their child starting school. 

The 15 and 30 hours of early education are available over 38 weeks of the year. Because we are open all year round, we “stretch” the 15 or 30 hours over 51 weeks, using fewer hours per week.

Parents can apply for their funding codes via HMRC. Childcare choices is recommending to parents that they do not apply earlier than 3 months before the term in which they become eligible to avoid having to reconfirm their code prior to the relevant term starting.

For further information about accessing your early education funding at our nursery, or to apply for a funded place, please get in touch.

When will my child be eligible for early years funding and when should I apply?

Fees and funding Nara Horton

2 Year Old Funding for Families of Children Receiving Certain Support

Families of children receiving certain types of support and who are not eligible for the new working families 2 year old funding, may still be eligible for 15 hours funding from the term after their child turns 2. 

Parents can check their eligibility and apply for this type of funding here. Please speak to the nursery manager if you are eligible for this type of funding and/or you are unable to apply online as we will be able to support you with your application.

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Other Help With Childcare Costs

Further information on help with childcare costs (including Tax Free Childcare), eligibility for 2, 3 and 4 year old funding, and to apply for the “30 Hours Funding” can be found by visiting the government’s Childcare Choices website here.

Tax Free Childcare

For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • Earning under £100k and an average of £167 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each over three months
  • Who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
  • With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)
  • For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year

Tax Credits for Childcare

For working families, in the UK

  • With children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled)
  • 70% of childcare costs, up to a cap
  • If you cannot make a new claim for Tax Credits, you may be able to apply for Universal Credit instead.
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Universal Credit for Childcare

For working families claiming Universal Credit, in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

  • With children under 17*
  • Up to 85% of eligible childcare costs
  • Who aren’t receiving Tax-Free Childcare 

Support while you Study

  • Weekly payments from Care to Learn if you’re at school or sixth-form college

  • Help through your college if you’re in further education
  • A weekly grant if you’re in full-time higher education