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Early Years CentrePart of Student Services

Fees and funding

Fees

Our current fees are shown below.

                 Student                        Staff                        External           
Full Day including snacks/meals     £47.00 £51.00 £56.00
Morning including Lunch £23.90 £25.90 £28.40
Afternoon including Tea £23.10 £25.10 £27.60

These fees are effective from 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2019

Please note that the morning session includes a hot meal and the afternoon session includes a 'high tea'.

The menu for the tea can be viewed furthur down this page.

10% discount is applied to any further siblings who attend the Early Years Centre at the same time.

Late collection

Additional fees are payable if you are late collecting your child. A late collection fee of £15 per every 1/2 hour applies.

Financial Support

Childcare vouchers

We accept childcare vouchers from all recognised providers. The University of Southampton is working with the Computershare Voucher Scheme. Further information can be found on the Human Resources webpages.

Students in financial difficulty

Students who may experience difficulties in paying for childcare are able to apply for Student Services hardship support.

Nursery Education Funding (NEF)

Government funding - 15 hours 

The National Entitlement for Funding is offered to all children from the term after their 3rd birthday. The entitlement is currently for 15 hours per week in term time only for a maximum of 38 weeks a year. As the Early Years Centre is open 50 weeks of the year we meet this entitlement through a 'stretch offer'. The stretch offer provides a child with a maximum of 11.4 hours of funded education spread over 50 weeks. This ensures that a child is able to receive the maximum of 570 hours of funded education a year without huge increase in their fees during school holidays.

This is explained in more detail in the download attachment 'Stretch Offer' which you can find further down the page. The funding applies for each child from the start of the term following their third birthday. The table below shows when the entitlement will commence depending on your child's date of birth.

Date of child's birth Date of funding
3rd birthday falls between 1 January and 31 March From 1 April
3rd birthday falls between 1 April and 31 August From 1 September
3rd birthday falls between 1 September and 31 December From 1 January

If your child attends more than one childcare setting, you can either choose to use all of your allowance at once setting, or split the funding between two. If you choose to split the funding you must let both childcare settings know.

Government Funding - 30 hours  

If you have checked online and are eligible to claim the 30 hour funding, the offer provides a child with a maximum of 22.8 hours of funded education through the same 'stretch offer' over 50 weeks. This ensures that a child able to receive the maximum of 1140 hours of funded education a year without huge increases in their fees during school holidays.

 

This entitlement mean that:

 

Please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for more information.

 

 

 

 

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