• Fees and Funding

  • Registration & Fees

    If you wish to register at one of our nurseries following your visit, simply complete our  registration form and return it to the Manager of your chosen nursery along with a £25.00 (non – refundable) registration fee.

    We do not require you to book a minimum number of sessions per week. After all, you know what is going to work best for you and your child. However, in our experience we advise that your child attends at least twice a week to give them continuity, feel settled in their surroundings and develop relationships with friends and keypersons.

    Once a place has been allocated we will contact you in writing and you will be required to pay a deposit of £80.00 to secure your child’s place. This deposit is refunded when your child leaves the nursery, providing all parent terms and conditions have been complied with.

    The deposit is non-refundable if the child doesn’t start at the nursery.

    Registration Form

     

    Fees

    Our fees are all inclusive. We provide breakfast, healthy snacks, lunch and high tea. Babies receive organic purees and formula milk where required. In addition to this we provide nappies, wipes, Sudocrem and sun cream. Fees are invoiced monthly in advance. For more information on fees, please contact the relevant nursery.

    Terms and conditions

    EYEE terms and conditions

     

    Early Years Privacy Notice

    Please ensure you have read our privacy notice.

    Privacy Notice

  • Funding for 2 year olds

    Some families with 2 year old children are eligible for free early years education. To qualify for the funding you must receive one of the following:

    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
    • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you receive when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
    • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit/Universal Credit and have a household income of £16,190 a year or less

     

    Children are also entitled to a place if:

    • They’re looked after by a local council
    • They have a statement of special education needs (SEND) or an education health and care plan
    • They get Disability Living Allowance
    • They have at some point been in care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

    If your child is eligible you can start claiming the term after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is:

     

    Child’s birthday

    When you can claim

    1st  January – 31st March

    The beginning of term on or after 1st April (usually after Easter)

    1st April – 31st August

    The beginning of term on or after 1st September

    1st September – 31st December

    The beginning of term on or after 1st January

    For further information on 2 year old funding, please use this link:

    admissions.eastsussex.gov.uk/Enrol/Website/default.aspx

     

    Funding for 3-4 year olds

    All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free education a week for 38 weeks of the year (term time).

    You can start claiming the term after your child turns three.

    Child’s birthday

    When you can claim

    1st  January – 31st March

    The beginning of term on or after 1st April (usually after Easter)

    1st April – 31st August

    The beginning of term on or after 1st September

    1st September – 31st December

    The beginning of term on or after 1st January

    For example, if you child was born on 12th February then they become eligible the term after they turn three (from 1st April).

    The government has increased the number of free hours available to working families from 15 to 30. For more information see:

    www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

  • EYPP Funding

    The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

    Eligibility

    3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

    • Their family gets 1 of the following:
    • Income Support
    • 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


    They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales.

    They have left care in England or Wales through: 

    • An adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangement order


    Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.

     

  • Tax Free Childcare

    Some employers offer a childcare allowance or vouchers as part of a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme to make child care more affordable for working parents. Childcare vouchers are a government initiated scheme available for employers for working parents to use to pay their childcare costs. Parents are able to request up to £243.00 per month to be deducted from their salary in exchange for vouchers to use against their childcare costs. As Childcare vouchers do not attract Tax and National Insurance contributions, working parents can save up to £933.00 per year on nearly £2000 per year if both parents in a household are part of a scheme.

    During the roll-out of the government’s tax-free childcare scheme in 2017, childcare vouchers will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. Existing users will be able to continue claiming vouchers.

    For more information see www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits

     

    Tax credits

    If you have a child, you may be able to get child tax credit to help with the cost of looking after them. If you are on a low income you may also qualify for working tax credits. This could mean getting back up to 80% of your childcare costs, up to a limit of £140.00 per week for one child and £ 240.00 per week for two children.

  • Book your visit

    To book a visit to any of Bluebell Children's Nurseries please either phone the nursery you wish to visit directly or alternatively click on the nursery links below to be taken to the corresponding enquiry form of the nursery you are interested in and we will get back to you very shortly.

    Bluebell Barn

    Bluebell Hill

    Bluebell Wood