There is usually a waiting list for places at Springfield Nursery so we advise applying as early as possible to secure a place for your child.
Anyone wishing their child to attend must complete a registration form and pay a non-refundable fee (currently £50) to request a place. There is usually a waiting list for places at Springfield Nursery so we advise applying as early as possible.
The current charges are:
- £5.50 per hour for under 2's
- £5.20 per hour for over 2's and
- £4.90 per hour for 3 years and above
Our fees are reviewed periodically and we undertake to give not less than 8 weeks notice of any increase.
Invoices are emailed at the end of each month. Late payment will incur a £10 administration charge and dishonoured cheques will incur a £20 administration charge. Interest will be charged on unpaid fees outstanding for more than one month at the rate of 10% p.a. and Springfield Nursery reserves the right to exclude children if fees remain unpaid for more than 7 days.
To secure an offered place you will be required to confirm acceptance and pay a deposit equivalent to one month's fees. Should you not take up a place once start date confirmation has been given, the registration fee will remain non-refundable - otherwise it will be repaid to you when your child leaves Springfield Nursery (less any unpaid fees, interest or other charges).
Springfield Nursery is part of Devon County's Early Years Development and Childcare Plan and thus in a position to attract nursery education grants from DFEE to fund part time places for 3 and 4 year old children.
One month's notice should be given to withdraw a child from Springfield Nursery or to reduce the number of sessions attended. Fees will be payable in lieu of notice.
Late collections of children will be charged at £10 (at the manager's discretion).
Holiday or Sickness
Full fees are payable during holiday and sickness absences.
Working Tax Credit
If you are working more than 15 hours per week, you may be entitled to financial help towards your nursery fees. Please refer to the Inland Revenue website for further details.
Early Years Funding Entitlement
From the term after your child's third birthday until they start school, your child is entitled to up to 15 hours of free early learning and child care each week for up to 38 weeks a year during school term time. The hours can take place in a nursery (including school nursery classes), playgroups, pre-schools or at certain childminders.
Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions (NIC) for employees and offer National Insurance savings for employers. All eligible working parents, with children aged under 16, are entitled to Childcare Vouchers regardless of tax status. Springfield Nursery accepts all vouchers.