Full day sessions from 9am till 3pm @ £36 per child per full day session
Half day sessions, 9:00 till 12:00 or 12:00 till 3:00 and the cost per session is £18 per child, payable in advance. (fees are due to be reviewed in August 2023)
You may be eligible for help with paying your childcare costs, click on the links below for more information
Prices are fully inclusive, we do not charge add on or top up fees
All sessions are subject to availability. Please be advised that a Free Early Education entitlement place does not offer the guarantee of a place at any one provider or a particular pattern of delivery
Free Early Education
Free Early Education is for children aged 3-5 years, starting at the beginning of the funding term following the child’s 3rd birthday, the government provides a maximum of 15 hours funding per week, across 38 weeks of the year. The government has introduced Free Early Education 30 hours funding for some families who have children aged 3 and 4 which is based on eligibility. Your eligibility depends on:
• if you’re working (employed, self-employed, or both)
• your income (and your partner’s income if you have one)
• your child’s age and circumstances
• your immigration status
You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers, or Tax-Free Childcare.
Free for Two Funding
Free for Two Funding is for children aged from 2 years old. The eligibility start dates are the funding term following the child’s 2nd birthday.
Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get any of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
• income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
• Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments.
• the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit (or both), and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax.
• the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:
• are looked after by a local authority.
• have an education, health, and care (EHC) plan.
• get Disability Living Allowance
• have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangement order.
More details on all types of funding the government offers and how to apply can be found at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Disability Access Fund
If your child is 3 or 4 and receiving Disability Living Allowance, then Westside could receive £800 per year to support them in the setting each year.
The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs. It aids access to early years places by supporting 3 and 4 year olds. To be eligible for the Disability Access Fund the child must meet the following criteria:
• the child is in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and;
• the child accesses the funded entitlement at the early years provider
To check eligibility, Westside will ask you to complete a form and provide evidence of your child’s disability living allowance (DLA).
Early years pupil premium
The early years pupil premium (EYPP) provides Westside additional funding of an extra £342 a year for any child receiving 15 hours of the Early Education Entitlement to support disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.
The extra funding is used to improve the quality of early years education. This could include additional training for staff or supporting staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language. The funding for several children could also be combined to further support their learning and development within our setting.
3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives the universal 15 hours entitlement and they meet any of the following criteria: Their family receives 1 of the following:
Their family receives 1 of the following:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit - household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits the family receive
They have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
They have left care in England or Wales through:
an adoption order
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
Please speak with the Pre-school Manager for more details.