Fees and Funding

Current Fees

You will of course still be entitled to your free entitlement for all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds. Our flexible booking times and and only 50% charge for holidays when booked 5 weeks or more in advance mean we continue to be one of the best value providers in the area.

If you have any queries about fees, or need more information about the support available from government and other sources, please call us on 01392 425551. We will be happy to talk about the options available.

Quality childcare is expensive and we do try to keep our fees as affordable as possible! However, some of the cost can be offset in a variety of ways. Information about help with paying for childcare can be found on the website www.childcarechoices.org.uk

Early Years Entitlement

Local Educational Authority grant funding is available for all 3 and 4 year old children and will fund up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks each year. Alternatively parents can choose to spread the funding over the whole year and receive 11 hours a week.

Please ask Harri(et) for more information on the early year’s entitlement.

There is an Extended Entitlement available to working parents who earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours at the minimum wage. This provides up to 22.5 hours a week funded childcare. More information can be found on the government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

2 Year Old Funding

Local Education Authority grant funding is also available in Devon for some 2 year olds through the Golden Ticket scheme. To claim you need to be receiving some other benefits. Further information is available from www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or from Sharon Crook, the manager at our nursery.

Tax Free Childcare

Tax free childcare is for working families including the self employed in the UK. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2 up to £2000 per child per year.

Tax Credits

Tax credits are for working families and can pay up to 70% of childcare costs.

Employer Childcare Voucher Schemes

We are registered with various childcare voucher schemes.

Universal Credit

Is for working families claiming universal credit and covers up to 85% of eligible childcare costs.

Support while you study

This provides weekly payments from care to learn if you are at school or sixth form college. Help is available through your college if in further education or a weekly grant if you are in full time higher education.

Other help

Devon County Council has further information on their web site www.devon.gov.uk

Contact Us

The Exwick Ark
Exwick Old School
Exwick Road

Tel: 01392 425551