Sessions and Times
We’re open on Monday to Friday from 8.20am to 3.20pm, with sessions from 8.20am to 11.20am, 11.20am to 12.20pm (lunch), and 12.20pm to 3.20pm.
Helping to pay for childcare
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England are eligible to receive at least 15 hours of free childcare per week during term-time. St Teresa’s Pre-School is an approved childcare provider in respect of this scheme.
In addition, for eligible families, funding for 30 hours is available.
To find out more about government funding for childcare, and to see if you are eligible for 30 hours, visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Once your child has started at St Teresa’s, if you are entitled to 30 hours of funding, you will be required by the government to confirm your eligibility for funding every three months. If you fail to do this, we will unfortunately have to charge you fees.
Our fees are £18.00 for each morning or afternoon session of three hours, and £9.00 for a lunchtime session of one hour. The lunchtime session is not part of the funded offer (see above).
We invite parents to make a voluntary contribution of £10.00 per half term to enable us to offer high quality experiences, including cookery and gardening.
You will be invoiced termly in advance for unfunded sessions with fees falling due on the first day of the term. Any ad-hoc sessions are charged in arrears.
For more information regarding our charges please see EYFS Pre-school Admissions and Fees Policy and Procedures.
Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra funding that aims to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds who are receiving Early Education Funding (EEF). Children who meet the criteria for EYPP will be eligible for additional funding that will be used by the pre-school to better support the child’s needs, for example, by providing additional training for staff or by introducing initiatives specifically aimed at closing any gaps in the child’s learning and development.
3 and 4 year olds in receipt of EEF will be entitled to EYPP if their main carers are in receipt of:
- income support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit.
or if the child:
- has been in local authority care for one day or more in England or Wales
- has been adopted from care in England or Wales
- has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales.
For more information, visit Buckinghamshire Family Information Service.
Please contact the school office for an application form and more advice about EYPP.