Fees and Funding

Alston preschool offers flexible and affordable childcare, fees are inclusive of breakfast and afternoon snack.

Our hourly rate is £4.00 per hour.

Time Hours Cost
Morning session 8:45am-11:45am 3 £12.00
Lunch session 11:45am-12:15pm 30 minutes £2.00
Afternoon session 12:15pm-3:15pm 3 £12.00
Full day 8:45am-3:15pm 6.5 £26.00

Funding

The government offer lots of different options that could help you with childcare costs, please see below;

30 hour funding for 3 & 4 year olds

  • For workingfamilies in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • 30 hoursof free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week
  • If your working pattern and/or income has changed because of coronavirus (COVID-19); before you apply or reconfirm for 30 hours.

15 hour funding for 3 & 4 year olds

For all families in England with 3 and 4-year-old children

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week

15 hour funding for 2 year olds

  • For families in England, receiving some forms of support
  • With 2-year-old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • 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 UK for further information.
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week.

Tax free childcare

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK
  • Earning under £100k and at least £139 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each
  • 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 £2,000per child per year
  • If your working pattern and/or income has changed because of coronavirus (COVID-19); before you apply or reconfirm.

Tax credits for child care

  • 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

Universal credit

  • 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
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