Funding Costs

From the 1st of April 2020 we will be introducing a charge for funded 3 and 4 year old’s for meals and snacks as part of their free entitlement place, we will also charge for consumables such as sun cream and wipes.  Within our Kent provider agreement, you free entitlement is for education only and not meals and snacks.  In our setting we provide hot meals and snacks for all children including those with allergies and diet requirements which we will continue to do at the following charge;

All Day £5.50
Morning £3.50
Afternoon £2.50

These charges are only for your funded sessions.

Funding Delivery

OUR FUNDING HOURS FOR FF2’S, 15 OR 30 HOURS ARE DELIVERED BY 5 HOUR SESSIONS IN ANY COMBINATION OF MORNING, AFTERNOON OR FULL DAYS DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. (MORNING 8 TO 1.   AFTERNOON 1 TO 6.   FULL DAY 8 TO 6)

FOR EXAMPLE

  • 15 HOURS COULD BE TAKEN AS MONDAY MORNING AND THURSDAY ALL DAY = 3 SESSIONS.
  • 30 HOURS COULD BE TAKEN MON, TUE, WED, THURS MORNINGS AND FRIDAY ALL DAY = 6 SESSIONS.

FUNDING IS OVER 38 WEEKS OF THE YEAR WE DO NOT OFFER STRETCHED FUNDING.

ANY HOURS IN ADDITION TO THE 570/1140 FREE HOURS ARE PAID AT OUR NORMAL SESSION RATE

Funding for Two’s

Funding for 2’s is available for eligible 2-year old’s, from the term after their second birthday, you will need to check eligibility and apply online and then provide us with your eligibility email from KCC along with evidence of your child’s date of birth, this can be birth certificate or passport.

You can claim up to 570 hours of free childcare this at Woodlands works out at 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (3 times 5 hour sessions a week) This can be taken in any combination of morning, afternoon or full day depending on availability.

Child’s 2nd birthday When thy can claim from
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

For more information and links to applying please click here https://www.kelsi.org.uk/early-years/sufficiency-and-sustainability/free-early-education/free-education-places-for-2-year-olds