Admissions & Fees

Admissions & Fees Policy

 

As a registered provider The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery is legally bound to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as well as Bucks County Council and Ofsted regulations.

 

Opening hours

8:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday during Bucks CC term time plus October, February and May half term weeks.

 

9:00am – 2:00pm Monday to Friday during Bucks CC school Easter and Summer holidays

 

Agreement

A signed parent/provider agreement will be in place and this contract is for minimum of one term and a maximum of a year.

 

The Shepherd’s Hut charges for additional services (primarily for the provision of Forest School and other activities) that are beyond the standard day-care nursery provision.

 

The charge for this is £10.00 per funded session (half day)

 

The charge for Non- funded sessions is £28.00 (half day)

 

The admin charge to join our waiting list is £20.00

 

The Enrollment Fee is £120 (includes T-shirt, Sweat-top and a set of good quality waterproofs)

 

 

Eligibility for Funded hours

 

Free Entitlement Funding (FEF) :

 

15 hours of Universal FEF is available to all 3 and 4 year olds the term following their third birthday.

 

+15 of Extended FEF is available to eligible 3 and 4 your olds the term following their third birthday. As a provider we will need to see your eligibility code and have this verified by the Bucks CC Funding Team to claim the FEF.

 

15 hours of funding is available for eligible 2 year olds the term following their second birthday. As a provider we will need to see your eligibility letter to claim the FEF.

See https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education or https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for details and to check eligibility.

 

‘Stand Alone’ Offer

We offer the term time model (38 weeks) for FEF:

  • 15 hours a week Universal FEF (570 hours over 38 weeks of the year)

  • 30 hours a week Extended FEF (1140 hours over 38 weeks of the year)

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30 pm

 

 

School half term holidays

During the October half term, February half term and May half term the nursery will be open as normal, but Universal Funding and Extended Funding are not available during these weeks. All sessions will be charged at £28 per session (£56 per day).

 

 

Holiday sessions

During the Easter Holidays and the Summer Holidays we operate as a holiday club.

The hours are 9am – 2pm. The charge for these sessions is £30.00.