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Brue Farm, Lovington,
Castle Cary BA7 7PP

Fees

Brue Farm Day Nursery has developed a three tier fee structure depending on your child’s age. 

Age

Per Hour

0 - 2

£5.21

2 - 3

£5.10

 3 - 5

£4.85***

Lunch/Tea

£2.25

 

There is a 4 hour minimum to any one session. Meals are charged at £2.25 per lunch/tea.

If claiming the Nursery Education Funding then an additional charge for food is applicable. 

***This is the rate applicable if your child’s day is longer than the funded hours allow.

 A £25.00 non-refundable registration fee is payable with your booking form.

Payment of fees

All nursery fees are paid monthly in advance by cash, cheque, BACS or childcare vouchers.  No refunds will be given for sickness or absences. Two weeks holiday per annum at a rate of 50% usual fees will be given providing the nursery has one month’s advance notice in writing, but any additional holiday days will be charged at full nursery fees.

Sibling rates are available please ask a member of the management team.

We will be closed between Christmas and New Year.  To continue good quality practice we will also be closed for up to 3 in-house training days throughout the year, which you will not be charged for.  Plenty of advance notice will be given for you to make alternative arrangements.

The session costs do not include nappies, lotions or wipes.

Extra one off sessions may be available, please ask a member of the management team.

One month’s written notice will be required to cancel/reduce a session or place, during which fees will be charged at the normal rate.

Non payment of fees will result in additional charges being added as shown in our terms and conditions and will affect the security of your child’s place.

 Getting help from your employer with childcare costs:

If you are working and pay for your childcare your employer may be able to help you with some of your childcare costs, this scheme has recently been updated.

The update reflects the change to the rules which mean that where a new claimant enters into a scheme from 6th April 2011 the amount of exempt childcare is restricted for higher tax payers £28 per week, and for additional rate tax payers £22 per week. The amount available to basic rate tax payers and those in relevant schemes prior to 6th April 2011 remains at £55 per week, for more information look on the following internet link: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/leaflets/ir115.pdf

Voucher payments

We are currently registered with the following voucher companies:

  • Edenred/Accor

  • Computershare

  • Busy Bees

  • Sodexo

  • All Save

  • Enjoy Benefits

  • Kiddi Vouchers

  • Fideliti

  • Care 4

  • Co-operative

However, should your employer be offering a different scheme Brue Farm Day Nursery will be happy to register with the relevant scheme.

Nursery Education Funding

We provide places for Nursery Education Funding. Funding is available to all 3yr and 4yr olds and activates the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. Children are able to access 570 hours of funding per year with no more than 15 hours per week being accessed. Please provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate when you register your child. Brue Farm Day Nursery is also registered for 2yr old funding please speak to us to see if your child is eligible for this. For further information regarding additional costs please refer to our Fees Policy