Nursery Sessions and Fees
The nursery is open from 7.45am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year excluding Christmas week and Bank Holidays. We offer flexible nursery sessions that are designed to work around your busy lifestyle and individual family needs. For more information on the sessions we run and our nursery fees please contact Westerham Day Nursery & Pre School today.
Flexibility of Sessions
We understand that parents choose to send their child to nursery for a variety of reasons and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not offer parents the flexibility they need to fit in with their lives. It is our aim to assist you as much as we can. Therefore, we offer a range of sessions with variable start and finish times between our opening hours of 7.45am – 6.00pm for 51 weeks a year. We also offer shorter 3 hour afternoon session between 12.00pm and 3.00pm and 6 hour sessions from 9.00am to 3.00pm, term time only, for children aged 2 – 5 years. By offering a range of sessions we can help you to achieve a better balance of your family and work commitments. Sessions are limited to availability.
Our objective is to minimise the cost of childcare for parents/carers and by offering a range of sessions and flexible start and finish times this limits the amount of potentially unwanted care hours you pay for.
Help with your fees
Tax Free Childcare can save you 20% on your childcare fees. To find out more please click here to go to the Childcare Choices website.
We also accept all brands of Childcare Vouchers. Please note, childcare vouchers were closed to new entrants from 4th October 2018.
You may also be able to apply for tax credits or universal credit. Click here to find out more
Early Years Free Entitlement
There are 3 types of entitlement to free early years education and care that are provided and at Westerham Day Nursery you can access all of them, subject to meeting relevant qualifying criteria. If eligible, your child will receive the free entitlement from the start of the term following their 2nd or 3rd birthday, whichever applies. Click here for information on EYFE
2 Year-old Free Entitlement
Your child may be eligible for up to 570 hours free education and care per year. This is not a universal offer and full information on whether you qualify to claim this can be found by clicking on the link above.
3 & 4 Year-old 15 Hour Free Entitlement
This is a universal offer which all parents and carers of 3 and 4 year-old children are entitled to claim funding towards their child’s nursery education. This offer of EYFE also provides for a maximum of 570 hours of free education and care per year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks).
3 & 4 Year-old 30 Hour Free Entitlement
This offer of EYFE allows working parents, who meet the criteria, to claim for an additional 570 hours of free entitlement a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks) bringing the total number of hours that can be accessed to 1140 hours (30 hours a week for 38 weeks).
We know that the 15 hours and 30 hours for 38 weeks scenarios do not suit parents whose children attend all year round. In order to assist you in covering the cost of your child’s care, we have taken the initiative of delivering this entitlement flexibly throughout the year so that you do not experience some months when your childcare costs are significantly higher. Therefore, if your child attends throughout the year the hours will be spread over 51 weeks.
All types of free entitlement can be used in this flexible manner across your child’s hours of attendance* and you pay for any additional hours above the weekly amount of free entitlement hours.
If you would like more information on the EYFE please get in touch with Westerham Day Nursery and Pre-school in Kent.
*Certain restrictions apply, and we may find we need to vary this from time to time in accordance with changes made to the free entitlement offers or rates received from the local authority.