When to Apply
Children are welcome to join the Caterpillar Room as soon as they turn two and older children can join our Butterfly Room the term after they turn three. Children do not have to be living in Ickleford to join the Pre-School – we welcome children from any of the surrounding towns and villages.
1. What are the fees?
Our fees are currently £15.75 per session. Each session is 3 hours. Lunch Club (12.05pm until 1pm) can also be booked at a cost of £5.25 per day although this can also form part of your child’s funded hours.
2. Could we get funding from the government?
Children aged three and over are eligible to receive government funding to cover the fees for a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 30 hours a week. This includes any sessions that are taken at other nurseries or Pre-Schools.
3. How many funded hours could I get at Ickleford Pre-School?
Due to our opening hours, Ickleford Pre-School can currently offer a maximum of 23 hours of funded education to those children who are eligible.
4. When could my child access the funded sessions?
Children are able to access their funded sessions as follows:-
A child born in the period 1 April to 31 August will become eligible for funded sessions from 1 September.
A child born in the period 1 September to 31 December will become eligible for funded sessions from 1 January.
A child born in the period 1 January to 31 March will become eligible for funded sessions from 1 April.
5. Are there any other cases when the child may also be entitled to funding?
Children aged two may also be entitled to funding if you are in receipt of income support or income based job seeker’s allowance. Please contact us for further information.
6. Are you able to accept childcare vouchers?
We are able to accept childcare vouchers and are registered for Tax-Free Childcare. Please contact us for further details.
Come Visit Us
The best way to get a feel for our environment and atmosphere is to come and visit us. We would love to show you around and discuss any further questions that you might have.