The following prices are our current charges for the different age bands up to September 2-018. From September 2018 there will be increases as detailed below. These reflect changes in the National Minimum wage.
- Under Two :£5.50 per hour or session rates as follows : 8am -12pm £20, 12pm -5pm £25
- Two year olds : £4.75 per hour
- Three year olds : £ 4.45 per hour.
Children accessing 30 hour top up hours are asked to pay a voluntary £50 fee p.c.m. to cover consumables and utilities e.g. snack, craft materials
For details of our new pricing structure for next year : PRICING STRUCTURE FROM SEPTEMBER 2018
Invoices are sent out one month in advance and must be paid in advance every month.
Wizz Kids is registered to receive Childcare Vouchers and if you are employed it is worth enquiring about them with your employer. It is a government scheme which allows you to pay for childcare from your PRE tax and national insurance salary. Each parent can buy up to £243 worth per month, tax free (changes apply to higher rate tax payers from April 2011). For further information ask your employer which provider they use. It is essential that vouchers for NI credits for working parents are received prior to paying your invoice as they cannot be back dated. You will only receive tax and NICS exempt vouchers after you have formally agreed with your employer to join a childcare voucher scheme.
As an example, if you are due to pay Wizz Kids on 7th August and your first childcare vouchers are due to be issued on 15th August, you will be required to pay Wizz Kids in full on 7th August. If vouchers are paid later, they will be credited to next month`s invoice.
There is a new government scheme called ` Tax – free childcare `which should be fully implemented by the end of 2017. The scheme allow parents to pay into an account to use for childcare payments, for every £8 paid in , HM Government will add another £2. Wizz Kids is registered to accept payments from this scheme.
Every child will receive a Nursery Grant the term after they are 3 years old. This entitles them to up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year completely free. It can be taken in various combinations to suit you at a number of settings. We are looking at providing the new government assisted top up grants of 30 hours for working parents from September 2017. Each application will be assessed on its individual basis and places will be limited to enable us to provide places for younger children and babies. Please log onto `Childcare Choices ` – the government website designed to help understand childcare options and provide a taylor made calculator for individual families.
Fees are to be paid every month and can be paid by Standing Order, Cheque, BACS or Childcare Vouchers. Our Bank Details are Sort Code: 08-60-01 Account Number: 20332907. Cash payments are accepted by Key Holder staff: Alison Vickers(manager) Jane Preston (Deputy) and Gill Oats (administrator). You will receive a receipt that must be kept as proof until you are sent an invoice showing the amount has been paid and cleared against your account. Wizz Kids takes no responsibility for unaccountable cash payments.
To be able to maintain a suitable staffing ratio, there can be no refunds for illness or holiday. Subsidized places are always available for families who find the fees too high. Please do not hesitate to ask about these places and other forms of funding, such as the Family Tax Credit which can be used to pay up to 70% of your childcare cost