Fees & Term Dates

Castle View Fees – from Sept 2017

 

Full time Day rate  Extra Hours Meals
Day Rates 8am – 6pm  £270 per week  £60.00  £2.80
Morning Session 8am – 1pm £34.00 £7.50 £2.80
Afternoon Session 1pm – 6pm  £34.00 £7.50  £2.80

Funded Sessions

Morning Session 9am – 1pm £0.00 £7.50 £2.80
Afternoon Session 2pm – 6pm  £0.00  £7.50 £2.80

We except childcare vouchers and eligible 2,3 & 4 year old funding. Please contact us for details.

Term Dates 2017-18:

Autumn Term

Inset Days:  4th September & 22nd December 2017

Term time: 5th September – 21st December

Spring Term

Inset Day: 3rd January 2018

Term time: 4th January – 29th March 2018

Summer Term

Inset day: TBC

Term time: 6th April – 17th August 2018

 

Childcare Fees at Castle View Nursery – Frequently Asked Questions

Who deals with my invoices and who do I go to with any queries?

Castle View Nursery is part of the Boiler House Community Space Charity, the majority of the invoicing and administration of the nursery will go through the main charity office. Please contact them directly with any queries on castleview@n16boilerhouse.com or call 0208 806 8013

Do I have to pay a deposit?

We ask you to pay £50 to secure a place for your child. This is a non refundable administration fee (£10 concessions).

How often will I get invoiced and how long to I have to pay my invoice?

You will be invoiced in the last week of each month for the following month and are expected to pay by the 1st of each month. You are invoiced for 12 equal monthly amounts.

How do I pay?

We are a not for profit organisation and rely on timely fee payment to fund the daily running of the nurseries. We therefore request that you pay via monthly Direct Debit, we will email you a link to finalise this. If you would rather make other payment arrangements please give us a call to discuss. We also accept childcare vouchers.

What happens if my payment is late?

To avoid this we recommend you set up a Direct Debit. The finance staff will

monitor late payments and you should let them know immediately if there is a reason why you need to pay late. If we have not heard from you before a late payment we will issue a reminder. If you have not paid before the next month, a £20 late payment fee will be charged.

Can I have any combination of days that I want, and how much will I be charged?

The price list sheet shows the patterns of care we offer, and the fees for each. We offer full day places from a minimum of x2 ½ days per week. We do also offer top up hours and days if the staffing is available, please talk to the nursery manager about this.

Do I pay for bank holidays and other closures?

Fee payments relate to the number of weeks your nursery is open for each year. We are open 48 weeks, you are charged monthly in equal installments across the year.

We only charge for bank holidays that fall within weeks the nursery is open, and for 2 staff training/planning days per year.

Do I have to pay if my child is absent because of illness or because we go away on holiday?

Unfortunately we are unable to reduce your fees if your child does not attend

because of illness or any holidays you take during our nursery opening weeks.

Should my invoice ever be different from the monthly fee?

If you have negotiated additional days during the month these will be added to the next month’s invoice as extras.

If your child starts mid-way through a month you will be charged for their actual number of days for this part month.

Do I have to pay for my child’s settling in days?

We generally encourage a settling in period, usually over a 1 week period to help your child get used to being at nursery. During this time you will sometimes be expected to stay at the nursery, and your child will build up slowly to spending whole days with us. Therefore we do not charge for the first 1st settling in week.

Who do I tell about any changes in the care I want?

You should negotiate this with the manager of the nursery. They will know

what sessions are available. They will let the finance staff know of any changes. You can only change care patterns at the start of a month to avoid confusion in monthly fees and staffing. If you really need to change mid-month due to exceptional circumstances you should discuss this with the nursery manager. If places are available on the sessions you want these will be charged the “day fee” until a formal change can be made to your care pattern and invoices at the beginning of the following month.

Can I have occasional extra sessions:

Any extra sessions you need should be discussed and agreed with your Nursery Manager. They will try to accommodate what your need if they have the right levels of staffing. You will be charged at the “day fee”.

My child is about to move into a different age bracket on your fee sheet. When will they change to the different fees?

After your children turns three, they will move to the three-five year old fees at the beginning of the term following three. This is when the NEF grant funding for three-five year olds can be claimed.

I’ve heard that you can get 15 hours free childcare once your children are 3. Can I get this at Castle View Nursery?

Yes you can. This is called Nursery Education Funding (NEF) and sometimes

causes confusion because of the way it is advertised. You actually are entitled to 15 hours free childcare for 38 weeks of the year (570 hours in total), from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Because we are open for longer than this, your free hours are spread equally across the year (12 hours per week).

I’ve heard that I may be entitled to some funding for my two year old. Can I get this at Castle View Nursery?

Yes, if your combined house hold income is under £16,100.00 you should be accepted onto the scheme and will be eligible for 570 hours per year of

‘free’ care. 570 hours divided into 48 weeks is 11.87 hours per week.

You will be offered 12 hours per week as either: three separate 4 hour

sessions (9am – 1pm or 1.30pm to 5.30pm); or one full day of 8hrs (9am – 5pm) and one 4 hour session (9am – 1pm or 1.30pm to 5.30pm).

If you want your child to come for more hours you can pay for any additional hours.

Can another organisation pay for my fees, eg the college where I am studying?

Yes. Your college (or other organisation) will have to sign an agreement with us. We will charge the standard rate, no matter what your income is. We will invoice them directly.

ADDRESS

108 Colthurst Cresent, London N4 2FD
Phone: 0208 809 1832

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