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Little Stars Government Funding Information

Funding: 

Funding is available for every child the term after they have turned 3 years old, or 2 years old if applicable.
The ‘Universal’ 15 hours and the ‘Additional’ 15 hours – for parents who are eligible?

How to claim:

Universal 15: Before your child turns 3 years old, you must complete a Parental Contract and return it to the nursery office. This document is an agreement between you, as the parent, Little Stars – the setting and the Borough of Poole. Funding cannot be claimed by Little Stars without this document. Nursery Fee’s will be payable in full. We require the form to be completed and signed and ask for proof of your childs date of birth, by way of passport or birth certificate.

To Claim the Additional 15 hours – 30 hours in total:  Check your eligibility online. Please go to: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and follow the steps to claim 30 hours. You will be given a ‘30 hour code’, which you must enter onto the Parental Contract form along with your National Insurance number and your date of birth. This above information can also be emailed to accounts@littlestarsnursery.net for the attention of Mary Wells. But the Parental Contract must be completed, signed and returned to us. You will need to re-apply for the 30 hours every 3 months. You will receive an email reminder from Childcare choices reminding you of the date you must re-apply by. You will need to confirm the continued eligibility to the email address above as soon as you have it confirmed.

Access to funded hours only:

Little Stars requires that children attend a minimum of two sessions per week. If you wish your child to attend for funded hours only, these sessions (dependant on availability) must be taken as full days or afternoon sessions only. The nursery place will be free at the point of entry, however we do require a holding deposit of £100.00 at the point of registration, this will then be returned to you within 5 days of the agreed start date.  If you decide not to send your child to this setting you will forfeit the deposit.

Additional hours on top of funded hours:

Most children attend Little Stars for more than just the funded hours. We therefore ask for a deposit and enrolment fee as for every other child, see our payment terms for more details. If your child is eligible for funding we will take this into account and a reduced deposit will apply taking into consideration the funded hours.

Attending more than 1 setting:

If your child attends another setting and you wish to share the funded hours between the two, please pass details of the second setting to us and the amount of hours your child attends there in order for us to allocate the funding from the Borough of Poole.

How is funding applied to your nursery fee’s:

Little Stars nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year and nursery sessions are payable for this time. Parents are able to access funded hours for the 51 weeks we are open, not just during term time. We stretch the total amount of hours for the year over the 51 weeks giving 11 hours per for week for  the universal 15 hours or 22 hours per week if you are entitled to the full 30 hours.  A more detailed breakdown can be given to you upon request.

How the funding shows on your invoice;

We invoice for all nursery sessions calendar monthly. We invoice at the start for the month for payment by the 16th of the month. On your invoice, to the left hand side you will see how many funded hours you have received for the month. You will then see the charge for the remainder of the session multiplied by the number of sessions in the month. Any invoice queries should be emailed for the attention of Mary Wells at accounts@littlestarsnursery.net

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Little Stars Day Nursery

39 Penn Hill Avenue

Lower Parkstone. Poole

BH14 9LU

01202 741437

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