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Fees & Funding


Fees

Once your child has started at pre-school you will receive an invoice for fees due each half term. This amount can be paid on a weekly basis or half termly. You can pay either by cash, by cheque payable to ‘Manor Park First School’ or by BACS.  If your child is 2 when they start at pre-school, they will be charged the 2 year old rate until the half term AFTER their 3rd birthday. 


  
Unfunded
2 year olds

Unfunded
3&4 year olds

Funded 

Morning Session
(3 hours)
 
£13.50    

£12.00
 
Free

Afternoon Session
( 2 hours)

£9.00 
 
£8.00

Free 
 
Lunch club
(1 hour)
 
£4.50
(hourly rate)

£4.00
(hourly rate)

Free
 
Extras Charge 

£1.00 per session
£1.50 per day

£1.00 per session
£1.50 per day

£1.00 per session
£1.50 per day
 

Late Collection
(See Collecting Your Child for details)
5 minutes late = 
£20.00
10 minutes late = £30
5 minutes late = 
£20.00
10 minutes late = £30

5 minutes late = 
£20.00
10 minutes late = £30 


The extras charge is compulsory for every child and covers the cost of snacks, cooking activities, gardening activities, art and craft material and other perishable materials.  This means we can offer your children a much wider range of enrichment to enhance their pre-school experience. 

Funding 

Funding is available for your child the term after their 3rd birthday. So:

A child born in the period:

Will become eligible for funding:

1st April to 31st August 1st September following the child’s 3rd Birthday
(Autumn School Term)
1st September to 31st December 1st January following the child’s 3rd Birthday
(Spring School Term)
1st January to 31st March 1st April following the child’s 3rd Birthday
(Summer School Term)

When your child becomes eligible for funding, the appropriate forms will be sent out to you. This funding will cover your child for 15 hours a week (this can include lunch club).  Any extra hours undertaken must be paid at the unfunded rate above.  Some children may be eligible for an extra 15 hours IF both parents are working. You can check your eligibility and register your interest online at www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/30 hours. 

If your child is not yet of age to claim the funding, please do still take the time to register your interest as your details will be kept securely and you will be notified when you are eligible. 

If you need any help with these forms, please do not hesitate to ask one of our members of staff.