Funding

Nursery Education Funding (NEF)
We are in receipt of Nursery Education Funding (NEF) for 3 and 4 year olds; this will be available from the start of the funding period after your child's third birthday.  This can be claimed for up to 15 hours per week from the start of the funding period after the funding period in which your child has their 3rd birthday; additional hours/sessions will be charged by the playgroup. Fees are payable weekly or half termly in advance, or by arrangement. Nursery Education Funding is claimed through the pre-school and when your child is eligible you will be asked to complete the necessary paperwork, which will include supplying a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport. 
 
In certain circumstances children may be eligible for funding prior to their third birthday, ie if they have a special need.  We are registered to children with 2year old funding approved by Somerset County Council.  Please speak to the Supervisor, in confidence, if you are experiencing financial difficulty or believe your child is eligible for funding.
 
Work place Vouchers
We also accept work place Childcare Vouchers.  Please speak to the supervisor if your employer offers this to register your scheme with us.
 
Leaving
We require at least one months notice of your child leaving the playgroup.  Fees are payable in lieu of notice.
 
Working Tax Credit
If you receive working tax credit you may be able to get help towards the cost of childcare.  For further details contact Tax Credits helpline on 0845 300 3900 or visit the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) webite www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits
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