Non-Payment of Fees
If at the end of term an invoice remains unpaid fees will be charged weekly in advance and in addition a minimum of 10 per cent of the original debt must also be paid. Failure to comply with this by the end of the first week of the next term will result in immediate forfeiture of the child’s place at Playgroup.
Early Years Education Entitlement
Children over three years of age are eligible to claim the Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) from East Sussex County Council. This can be claimed from the term after your child turns three. This funding is based on the traditional three term year with Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. This payment is claimed at the beginning of each term.
The Early Years Education Entitlement covers 15 hours free child care per week. Playgroup operates every morning from 9 am to 12.30pm and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons until 2.45pm. You can access as many sessions per week as you like but if you access over 15 hours you will have to pay at the normal rate of £3.60 per hour for any extra hours.
If you wish to only access your 15 free hours you can do this by sending your child for three hours per morning for five mornings. These three hours can be accessed between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Or you could send your child for three mornings and two afternoons. You can claim your 15 free hours at more than one setting but no more than two settings and the total number of hours must be 15.
At the start of each term you will be required to fill in and sign a Parental Declaration form which will ask for personal details of your child, how many hours you are claiming and whether you are claiming at more than one setting.