Sessions & Fees

Sessions & Fees


We are open Monday to Friday during West Sussex County Council school term times.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning Session
09:15 – 11:45
Morning Session
09:15 – 11:45
Morning Session
09:15 – 11:45
Morning Session
09:15 – 11:45
Morning Session
09:15 – 11:45
Lunch Club
11:45 – 12:15
Lunch Club
11:45 – 12:15
Lunch Club
11:45 – 12:15
Lunch Club
11:45 – 12:15
Lunch Club
11:45 – 12:15
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 14:45
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 14:45
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 14:45
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 14:45

Funded places

We are registered to provide the Early Years Free Entitlement, and accordingly, all 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to up to 15 hours free childcare a week, from the term after their 3rd birthday. There is also funding available for 2 year old children whose families meet certain criteria. Please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/freechildcare

Fees apply for any additional hours taken over the 15 hours that are funded, or if the Free Entitlement funding is being used at another childcare setting.

Extended Free Entitlement

Some parents may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours of government funding called the ‘Extended Entitlement’.

For more information on eligibility for the scheme, please go to https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. Those who are eligible will be directed to the digital childcare service to apply. For a more detailed guide on the eligibility criteria, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility.

Parents will be able to apply for both the 30 hours extended entitlement and 15 hours universal entitlement (Tax-Free Childcare) in the same application. Parents are reminded that those claiming the full 30 hours must reconfirm their eligibility via the digital childcare service every 3 months, otherwise this will lapse and they will no longer be in receipt of this funding.

Please note, parents do not need to apply through the digital childcare service if they only want to claim the universal 15 hours entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds.


Voluntary contributions

St Peter’s Pre-school is run as a non-profit making charity. We try to keep our costs as low as possible, whilst providing the excellent childcare, facilities and equipment that you would expect.

However, our costs have consistently been greater than our income received from fees and government funded free entitlement places. We therefore kindly ask all parents for a voluntary contribution of £0.50 per hour.

Fees

There is a one-off registration fee of £20 for those children who are not eligible for government funding.
Should you be eligible for government funding, no registration fee is payable.

For those needing to pay, our fees are:

£6 per hour

Invoices are issued on a half termly basis. No refunds are made for absences. We require half a term’s notice should your child no longer be attending St. Peter’s Pre-School, or should you wish to make a change to the sessions you would like your child to attend.

Tax free childcare

If you are required to pay full fees for your child you can also use the Government-backed Tax-Free Childcare scheme


Gift Aid

St Peter’s Pre-School is self funded and relies on income raised, for example via Gift Aid. The voluntary contributions paid on your invoice can be Gift Aided and this means we can collect an extra 25p per £1 donated. This would be a huge benefit to the Pre-School and would allow us to purchase more equipment that will benefit your child.

All it takes is completion of the simple declaration, which can be downloaded here. There is no tax to pay and the 25p is reclaimed from the HMRC.