Fees and Funding

Application Fees

Administration Fee: £20.00 per child. Fee is payable on application for a place and is non-refundable.

Deposit: £50.00 per child. Fee required to secure your pre-school place (once offered), which will be deducted from your first invoice. This fee becomes non-refundable on cancellation or deferment of a secured place.

Download an Application Form here.

Please feel free to contact the Pre-School Administrator to discuss availability for your child, before sending in your application.

Session Fees for Non-funded Children from September 2017

Morning Session (9.15am – 12pm)                                                                                          £19.00

Morning Session plus Lunch (9.15am – 1pm)                                                                        £26.73

Morning Session plus Lunch and Afternoon Rising 4s Session (9.15am – 2.45pm)        £38.00 (Rising 4 Children only)

Early Years Government Funding

Harpsden Pre-School is registered to receive Early Years Universal Government Funding for all children from the term following their third birthday.  Funding may be claimed for 15 hours per week across their early years education.  In addition, some children may be eligible for extra funding via the Government’s Extended 30 hour funding scheme. Families in receipt of certain benefits may be able to claim 2 year old funding.  For further information on Government funding please see the Oxfordshire County Council website.

Harpsden Pre-School is a registered charity, and is managed by a committee of parent volunteers.  The overall successful operation of the pre-school is dependent on the input and generosity of all parents.  Where funding is claimed at Harpsden, we need to make up the shortfall between the government funding and the actual running costs of the pre-school – this is a balancing act on a year-by-year basis, and voluntary contributions are one way we achieve this.  We calculate the voluntary contribution per person in the table below.

Session Contributions for Funded Children from September 2017

Morning Session (9.15am – 12pm)                                                                                          £9.02

Morning Session plus Lunch (9.15am – 1pm)                                                                        £12.75

Morning Session plus Lunch and Afternoon Rising 4s Session (9.15am – 2.45pm)        £18.04 (Rising 4 Children only)

Early Years Pupil Premium

Childcare providers can claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium scheme to support children’s development, learning and care.  Children are eligible for EYPP if their parent/s are in receipt of income support or certain other benefits.  For further information on EYPP please click here.

Bursary Fund

The John Hodges’ Trust for Harpsden Hall and Harpsden Pre-School operate a bursary scheme intended for families who are in need of financial assistance to enable their child or children to attend Harpsden Pre-School.  For more information on the bursary scheme please click here and to apply, please download a bursary application form here.

Payment of Invoices and Notice

Invoices for fees will be issued after the start of each term.  A late payment penalty may be applicable where invoices remain unpaid beyond their due date. Acceptance of our terms for joining the Pre-School includes your liability for the fees.  We try to keep our fees as low as possible.  If you have difficulty paying the fees please discuss the matter in confidence with the Treasurer. For non-attendance, fees are not refundable unless there are extenuating circumstances. If you decide to remove your child from the pre-school, we require six weeks’ term time written notice; the only time this notice is not required is in the term prior to your child commencing primary school.

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