Help With Fees
Chard Young People's Centre, Essex Close, Chard TA20 1RH
07935 975 219
To find out whether you are eligible for help towards your nursery fees, please visit:
GOVERNMENT EARLY YEARS ENTITLEMENT
Early Years Entitlement:
Somerset County Council will fund part-time Early Years Entitlement places for three and four year olds starting from the funding period after the child’s third birthday. This is called the Universal Entitlement. Two year olds that meet the eligibility criteria can also access funding. Please visit HERE to find out more about 2 year old funding. The early years entitlement gives your child a maximum of 570 hour each year. This will start the funding period after your child’s third birthday and will last for 3 funding periods (equivalent to one year).The maximum entitlement that can be claimed is 15 hours per week. The next entitlement year (starting the funding period after your child’s fourth birthday), your child will receive another automatic allocation of 570 hours, which will also last for 3 funding periods. This is all processed by the nursery, and you will be asked to fill in the necessary forms on a termly or yearly basis to claim your entitlement.
30 Hours of Funded Childcare:
From September 2017, some working parents will be entitled to an extra 15 hours per week early education and childcare for their 3 and 4 year old child on top of the current offer. This is called the extended entitlement. For more information on the eligibility criteria, please see Somerset County Council’s 30 hours funded childcare page, HERE. If you would like more information about the early years entitlement, then please contact the Somerset County Council Entitlements Team on 01823 357039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can claim up to £500 every 3 months (£2000 per year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider via an online account. Please visit HERE for more information.
SESSIONS & FEES
We open from 7.30 to 5.30 all year round, for children aged from 3 months. We offer school holiday cover for children up to 7 years old and we only close for a week at Christmas and bank holidays. We pride ourselves on flexibility for working parents, only charging for the nearest quarter of an hour for their childcare needs.
We offer three types of contracts:
Term time only = 39 weeks of the year
Full time contract = 50 weeks of the year
School holidays = 11 weeks of the year
Minimum time - 3 hours per week
£4.50 an hour (under 3 years old)
£4.35 an hour (over 3 years old)
£0.50 breakfast (per day)
£2.50 cooked lunch (per day)
£2.50 high tea (per day)
£4.60 cooked lunch & high tea deal (per day).
Please contact us to find out our latest fees per day & per session.
ENROL YOUR CHILD AT LITTLE MUNCHKINS
Little Munchkins Childcare CIC are a pre-school & nursery located in Chard, Somerset. We offer high quality childcare in a safe and stimulating environment with current staff holding a wide range of qualifications.
Little Munchkins Childcare C.I.C
Chard Young People's Centre,
07935 975 219
Monday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Open 50 weeks of the year
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