Prices and Funding

Free Early Years Education (EYE) funding for eligible 2 year olds

This is a government initiative that funds 15 hours of early education for 2 year old children who would benefit most from early access to childcare. Children who are eligible to claim for 2 year old funding are able to claim the first term after their second birthday.

Children who are confirmed as eligible will be offered up to 15 free early years education hours per week for 38 weeks (if you choose this funding option this will mean you will be charged full price in all the school holidays), which totals 570 hours for your child’s eligible funding year. As First Steps are open for 51 weeks per year you can also choose a stretched offer which entitles your child to 11 hours per week throughout the year.

First Steps is registered to take children for the 2 year funding, parents must apply for the funding directly and be awarded the hours prior to taking up a place. Here is the link to access further information:

EYE funding for 2yr olds

Free Early Education for 3 & 4 year olds.

This enables all parents to access either the standard offer of 15 funded early education hours term time (if you choose this funding option this will mean you will be charged full price in all the school holidays) or 11 hours using a stretched offer throughout the whole year for their child. For those that are eligible, the government now offers extended hours of either 15 hours term time or 11 hours using the stretched offer throughout the year. We can offer parents a maximum of 30 hours using the standard offer or 22 hours using the stretched offer. Please access this link for more information and to apply for the extended entitlement.

EYE FUNDING FOR 3 & 4 YR OLDS

Prices and Funding

Free Early Years Education (EYE) funding for eligible 2 year olds

This is a government initiative that funds 15 hours of early education for 2 year old children who would benefit most from early access to childcare. Children who are eligible to claim for 2 year old funding are able to claim the first term after their second birthday.

Children who are confirmed as eligible will be offered up to 15 free early years education hours per week for 38 weeks (if you choose this funding option this will mean you will be charged full price in all the school holidays), which totals 570 hours for your child’s eligible funding year. As First Steps are open for 51 weeks per year you can also choose a stretched offer which entitles your child to 11 hours per week throughout the year.

First Steps is registered to take children for the 2 year funding, parents must apply for the funding directly and be awarded the hours prior to taking up a place. Here is the link to access further information:

EYE funding for 2yr olds

Free Early Education for 3 & 4 year olds.

This enables all parents to access either the standard offer of 15 funded early education hours term time (if you choose this funding option this will mean you will be charged full price in all the school holidays) or 11 hours using a stretched offer throughout the whole year for their child. For those that are eligible, the government now offers extended hours of either 15 hours term time or 11 hours using the stretched offer throughout the year. We can offer parents a maximum of 30 hours using the standard offer or 22 hours using the stretched offer. Please access this link for more information and to apply for the extended entitlement.

EYE FUNDING FOR 3 & 4 YR OLDS

Nursery Rates

(0-2 years)

£

Current

£

Sept ’21

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

35.95

42.90

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

41.95

50.05

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

47.90

57.20

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

53.90

64.35

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

59.90

71.50
Hourly rate: morning (8 or 9am – 12) afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm) 5.99 7.15
Extra hour requested within nursery opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm 7.15

Nursery Rates

(2-3 years)

£

Current

£

Sept ’21

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

35.95

41.16

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

41.95

48.02

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

47.90

54.88

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

53.90

61.74

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

59.90

68.60
Hourly rate: morning (8 or 9am – 12) afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm) 5.99 6.86
Extra hour requested within nursery opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm 6.86

Pre-school Rates

(3-5 years)

£

Current

£

Sept ’21

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

34.00

39.06

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

39.70

45.57

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

45.35

52.08

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

51.05

58.59

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

56.70

65.10
Hourly rate: morning (8 or 9am – 12) afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm) 5.67 6.51
Extra hour requested within nursery opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm 6.20 6.51

The fee rates are rising in September 2021 in line with other day nurseries and pre-schools in the local area and include hot school meals provided by Yateley School & the breakdown of fees around ratios of staff:children.

Nursery Rates

(0-2 years)

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

Current – £35.95

Sept 21 – £42.90

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

Current – £41.95

Sept 21 – £50.05

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

Current – £47.90

Sept 21 – £57.20

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

Current – £53.90

Sept 21 – £64.35

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

Current – £59.90

Sept 21 – £71.50

Hourly rate: 

morning (8 or 9am – 12)

afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm)

Current – £5.99

Sept 21 – £7.15

Extra hour requested within nursery

opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm

Current  – £5.99

​Sept 21 – £7.15

Nursery Rates

(2-3 years)

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

Current – £35.95

Sept 21 – £41.16

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

Current – £41.95

Sept 21 – £48.02

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

Current – £47.90

Sept 21 – £54.88

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

Current – £53.90

Sept 21 – £61.74

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

Current – £59.90

Sept 21 – £68.60

Hourly rate: 

morning (8 or 9am – 12)

afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm)

Current – £5.99

Sept 21 – £6.86

Extra hour requested within nursery

opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm

Current  – £5.99

​Sept 21 – £6.86

Preschool Rates

(3-5 years)

6 hrs ( 9am – 3pm)

Current – £34.00

Sept 21 – £39.06

7 hrs ( 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm)

Current – £39.70

Sept 21 – £45.57

8 hrs ( 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm)

Current – £45.35

Sept 21 – £52.08

9 hrs ( 8am – 5pm or 9am -6pm)

Current – £51.05

Sept 21 – £58.59

10 hrs (8am – 6pm)

Current – £56.70

Sept 21 – £65.10

Hourly rate: 

morning (8 or 9am – 12)

afternoon ( 1pm – 4, 5, or 6pm)

Current – £5.67

Sept 21 – £6.51

Extra hour requested within nursery

opening times eg 8-9am, 4-5pm

Current  – £6.20

​Sept 21 – £6.51

The fee rates are rising in September 2021 in line with other day nurseries and pre-schools in the local area and include hot school meals provided by Yateley School & the breakdown of fees around ratios of staff:children.

For further information regarding the Early Years Education scheme and our flexible hours please call the Manager Heidi Thompson on 01252 746963 or email childcare@yateleys.com.

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