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Hempsted Playgroup and Toddlers

Fees and Invoicing Policy



Fees are £15.00 per 3hr session until your child becomes eligible for the Nursery Grant, which occurs from the beginning of the term following their 3rd birthday.


Fees will be subject to review at the end of the summer term and will come into effect from the beginning of the following academic year, which starts in September.


Achieving 2 year old Funding (A2YO)

This funding is available for children from the age of 2. Parents will need to contact the Family Information Service to find out eligibility.


Nursery Grant – Free for 3and 4 year olds and 30 hours free childcare.

15 hours of free childcare is available to all families in England. 

30 hours free childcare is available to working parents with 3 and 4 year old children.



Your eligibility depends on:

  • if you are working

  • your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)

  • your child’s age and circumstances

  • your immigration status

Tax- free childcare

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • Earning under £100k and at least £139 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each

  • Who aren't receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers

  • With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)

  • For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year

  • If your working pattern and/or income has changed because of coronavirus (COVID-19); before you apply or reconfirm, please read how the changes may affect your eligibility.




Invoices will be issued at the beginning of each half term and are payable within 7 days of the invoice date. If you have any difficulties with paying, please speak to our Playleader (Sharon) or treasurer (Gemma).

We accept childcare vouchers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Gloucestershire PATA (Playgroup and Toddler Association) operate a Playgroup Access Fund for families on low income – please speak to the Treasurer for further details.



Four weeks written notice is required to end your contract with Playgroup or to make a reduction in sessions. If the correct notice is not given, then four weeks fees will be payable in lieu of notice.


Absences and Holidays

Full fees need to be paid even if your child does not attend through sickness or occasional days off. Absences are non refundable.


Reviewed August 2023

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