“The finance team at Red Bus are so helpful, very approachable, very responsive and good at making things simple to understand and do.”

Parent Questionnaire Feedback, 2020

Fees & Sessions

To request a copy of our fees head to ‘Make an Enquiry’ and the Nursery you wish to know more about will contact you directly.

At Red Bus we offer two free settling in sessions apart of the registration process. These are both two hours in duration and allows the child to settle in comfortably and at their own pace. The parents are requested the stay the first settle session & are encouraged to leave during the second settle if they feel comfortable with doing so.

We also offer discounts for full time places and siblings to ensure you have the best value for money possible. We offer a choice of morning, afternoon and full day sessions as well as early drop off and late finishes for those who need a little more flexibility. Children are required to be registered for a minimum of 2 sessions per week.

There are many ways to assist with paying for childcare such as Tax Free Childcare, vouchers, tax credits or the government nursery grant.

Provided by Red Bus

When it comes to what we charge there are no hidden extras. Your child’s meals, nappies and wipes are all part of our ‘All Inclusive’ package, so there’s no worrying about gathering a bagful of different items each morning. This extends to our older children too, suncream during the summer months as well as Forest School trips and other outings are all covered!

When you register with us we will send you a complete list of the items and products we provide under our ‘All Inclusive’ policy.

Terms and Conditions

It is important that you fully understand our Terms and Conditions prior to taking a place at the setting.
Should you have a question on any part of the Terms and Conditions then please do not hesitate to contact our Early Years Manager or Practice Manager.

We have two variations of the Terms and Conditions as follows:
1. For those children accessing hours for the local authority funded free 3 & 4 year old hours ONLY
2. For those children accessing hours over and above the local authority funded free 3 & 4 year old hours

Terms & Conditions 2020

 

 

15 Hours - Universal Funding

This information below is generic as our Nurseries are under different Councils.

Your child is entitled to up to 15 hours funding the term after their 2nd* or 3rd birthday. Their birthday must fall before the cut-off date in order to receive the funding for the following term. These sessions are funded by the Local Authority and are known as the ‘Free Early Education Entitlement’ (FEEE).

Parents/Carers apply for the entitlement on a termly basis.

These dates are:

– 31st August for the September – December term

– 31st December for the January – April term

– 31st March for the May- August term

Each child is entitled to 15 hours per week term time only or up to 11.5 hours per week all year round.If your child is eligible for the grant, speak to the Manager to provide you with the information required.

*Two year olds may qualify for funding if their parents/carers meet certain criteria (please see details on the Local Authority website). There is an application process which must be approved by the Local Authority before funding can be given by Red Bus.

30 Hours - Extended Funding

Extended funding is the additional funding that is allocated to eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

Where parents are eligible for extended funding, Red Bus offers 23 hours per week stretched over our year or 30 hours per week on a term time only basis where offered. Both options give a child 1140 funded hours per year if all sessions are attended.

The child must have a valid code and cannot be in their grace period at the end of the term before and when they start at a setting. Parents can apply from when their child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

Parents can apply outside of these recommended dates but they might not receive their code in time or may have to reconfirm before the child starts as the code has expired.

For more information on how to apply for the extended funding please visit the Childcare Choices website.

 

 

Funded Children - Limited term time only spaces

Red Bus are closely aligned to local authority school term dates, however they may not be the same. This is because we have to work with how the local authority pays Red Bus for funded hours. There are only slight differences so please ensure you read the term dates carefully as your child is registered for attendance on these dates only. Where you wish your child to attend outside of these dates our normal charges apply.

September 2020 – July 2021
Term 1 – Tuesday 1st September 2020 – Friday 23rd October 2020
Term 2 – Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 11th December 2020
Term 3 – Monday 4th January 2021 – Friday 12th February 2021
Term 4 – Monday 22nd February 2021 – Thursday 1st April 2021
Term 5 – Monday 19th April 2021 – Friday 28th May 2021
Term 6 – Monday 7th June 2021 – Wednesday 21st July 2021

September 2021 – July 2022
Term 1 – Thursday 2nd September 2021 – Friday 22nd October 2021
Term 2 – Monday 1st November 2021 – Friday 10th December 2021
Term 3 – Tuesday 4 January 2022 – Friday 18 February 2022
Term 4 – Monday 28th February 2022- Friday 8th April 2022
Term 5 – Monday 25 April 2022 – Friday 27 May 2022
Term 6 – Monday 6 June 2022 – Friday 22 July 2022

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