- The following fees are for September 2021- July 2022
2-3 year olds £6.50 per hour
3 years and above £6.25 per hour
(1-2 year olds are set at a higher price as the ratios for 1-2 year olds is 1 adult to 3 children, whereas 3 year olds are 1 adult to 8 children.)
3 year old funded children are charged an additional consumables charge of £1 per hour (on their funded hours). This is due to how low the funding is from the government, and is used for consumables (please see funding below).
Lunch is £2.75 and snacks are £1. We ask that all children eat our home cooked food. we cater to all dietary needs.
Our fees are invoiced termly at the start of the term and must be paid within two weeks. If fees are not paid a reminder will be sent out, if after two days fees are not paid an administration fee of £10 will be added per day to your next invoice.
Parents/Carers are required to give a school terms notice to reduce the number of sessions attended or to terminate their child’s place although if we can re-allocate the sessions to another child within this time the fees will be waived.
If your child is sick, or if you go on holiday full fees are still required to be paid.
Disruptions to service (Force Majeure)
In cases of disruption to service Little Blossoms will do everything in its power to operate the service where it is safe to do so. However, severe disruptions may require the closure of the nursery or reduction in service. In such cases full fees remain payable during any period of closure as we still have the same overheads. Examples of force majeure include but are not limited to: extreme weather (including snow and ice), other acts of God or third parties outside of the nursery's control including disease, legislation, disruptions to highways, public transport, utilities and industrial action.
Our basic costs are primarily met by the "Early Years Entitlement" grant we receive from Banes. The rate we receive from Banes for 3 and 4 year olds is currently £4.14 per hour. As is the same with other pre-schools in Bath, we find this funding is insufficient to cover our costs, so we ask parents and carers for a consumables contribution of £1 per EYE funded hour. For example for a child attending the full 15 funded hours per week, we would ask for £15 per week. This contribution covers resources (toys, equipment, art supplies etc.) training, cleaning products, PPE, stationary, higher staffing ratios.
(If you believe you may have difficulty in paying this contribution then please contact us directly to discuss further options, you may also be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium EYPP)
Reserving a future space
If you would like to hold a space in the future, we ask you pay a retainer fee. This is because we will be holding the space that we could otherwise fill. The retainer fee is a non-refundable £100 per academic term.