Fees

Fees and nursery funding schemes

For the most up to date information on our fees, funding schemes and available grants, contact our experienced team today. 

Fees for full-time or part-time childcare

EduCare offer full-time or part-time childcare on a regular or occasional basis for young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years. The nurseries are open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday and we are open 52 weeks of the year and close only at weekends and holidays.

After-school and holiday care for children over 5 years is also available. In addition, we are also able to take and collect children from local schools. We try to offer a flexible approach to childcare sessions and wherever possible we will tailor them to meet the need of the individual parent, carer and child. If you have any particular requirements, please do not hesitate to discuss them with us. 
Fees can be different for each individual child in order to meet the required sessions and individual needs.

Our standard fees include the following meals and snacks:
A full day session includes a 2 course lunch and afternoon tea as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
A morning session includes a 2 course lunch and a morning snack.
An afternoon session includes afternoon tea and an afternoon snack.

We also serve breakfast up to 8:30 am
Our standard fee is based on a day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
However, we are also able to offer an extended day of 7:30 am to 6:30 pm for a small extra charge.
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Tax credits

Since April 2006 the government have increased the weekly exempt amount for childcare by 10%. Tax credits offer extra financial support to help everyday costs.

A child tax credit is a payment to help support families or individuals with one or more children. Working tax credits are an additional payment to help support workers on a low income, even if they do not have children.

To claim for either of the above call 0845 300 3900.
More information on tax credits

Available vouchers

There are a wide range of vouchers available including:
  • Busy Bees
  • Accor
  • Care4
  • Childcare Options
  • Childcare Plus, P and MM
  • Allsave
  • Chambers

Child care vouchers

Following tax changes to childcare in April 2005, parents now benefit from avoiding tax and national insurance fees. For two working parents this means that £5200 per annum of their income is totally exempt from both tax and insurance; a substantial saving!

Many employers are now offering these vouchers in lieu of salary. The employer also saves national insurance although this is offset by the cost of the vouchers and of operating the scheme.
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What does NEF provide?

NEF is intended to fund up to 5 sessions per week of nursery education for 38 weeks each year for 2 years. 

Each session has a duration of 3 hours.

    Grants available

    What is NEF?

    NEF is funding to ensure that your child receives a nursery education. The educational sessions must achieve certain defined standards called the Early Learning Goals. When Ofsted inspect a nursery the educational part of the inspection is mainly concerned with ensuring that the NEF sessions meet these goals. A published Ofsted report is therefore a good way of assessing the quality of the NEF sessions, which a nursery school delivers.

    EduCare employs teachers and invests a great deal of effort in planning and delivering a balanced curriculum in order to achieve the highest standards within the Early Learning Goals. We maintain excellent written records of a child’s progress and twice a tear we hold parents’ evenings, where you receive a written report and have the opportunity to meet the teacher and pre-school staff to discuss progress. Our pre-school staff will be pleased to brief you daily on your child’s play and each week you will receive a short written report to keep you up to date.

    As a result of the above both EduCare nurseries have excellent Ofsted ratings for the overall inspection and also for every category within the inspection.

    Who qualifies for NEF?

    All children qualify from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. To qualify for a term your child must turn 3 by the following dates:

    Spring term – 31st December
    Summer term – 31st March
    Autumn term – 31st August

    To qualify for the full funding your child must attend for at least 5 sessions of at least 2.5 hours for the full number of weeks in the NEF duration of term. All children are entitled to NEF and it is not means-tested in any way.

    2 year nursery funding schemes available

    Funding schemes may be available to you, it is always best to call the nursery and ask for advice on what funding is available as the criteria may have changed.

    A 2 year scheme is intended to fund up to 5 sessions per week, totalling in 15 hours of nursery education for 38 weeks of the year.

    All children qualify from the start of the term after their 2nd birthday. To qualify for a term your child must be 2 by the following dates:

    Spring term – 31st Dec
    Summer term – 31st March
    Autumn term – 31st August

    We also offer 10% off your first 3 months!
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    For expert advice on what funding options are available contact the EduCare team based only 1 mile from Nottingham City Centre. We're easily accessible from Beeston, Hucknall, West Bridgford, Carlton, Long Eaton and the surrounding areas.
    Call our main office on 0115 969 1700
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