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Payment of fees and funding

Fees are calculated for each term your child attends and divided between the months in that term and due on the 1st of each month.

Autumn term fees are due 1st Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec
Spring term fees are due 1st Jan, Feb, March (and April)
Summer term fees are due 1st May, June and July


We accept EYE funding for all three and four year olds (from the term after their third birthday) and two year olds who are entitled. We can help check your entitlement to funding. The standard funding is for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. Some families may be entitled to an additional 15 hours if they are eligible, so up to 30 hours may be claimed. Your child can attend more hours than they are funded for depending upon our availability and you will be billed for this additional time. We will give you the form to claim funding which must be returned by the deadline. We also need to see your child’s birth certificate as proof of age.


In some cases, the government can help towards costs of childcare. Please click here to find out more about the different schemes. 


Childcare funding updates from April 2024: the changes can be found on the Childcare Choice website.


30 hours funding applications

To apply for 30 hours funding you must complete an online form. You will receive a code which must be given to us. Your details will need to be confirmed every few months otherwise you will be at risk of losing funding and will receive a bill.

Applications can be made at :


West End and Chandlers Ford Fees

Fees effective from 1st April 2024

Standard Hourly Fees:

Hourly rate (unfunded hours)                                                   £6.80

Hourly Quality consumables rate (funded hours)                 80p


Additional Fees:

Registration Fee                                                                          £55.00
(includes administrative costs, photographs, first settling in session, Little Gems T-shirt) only payable if children attend for some unfunded hours 

Registration security deposit                                                    £30.00

If your child will only be attending funded hours, we ask for a deposit of £30 to secure their place. This will be refunded by deducting this amount from their second terms’ invoice.

 Breakfast club (8.30-9.00) includes breakfast                                £5.00

Ad-hoc extra hours                                                                    £8.00

subject to availability, families can book ad-hoc hours in addition to their regular booking pattern

 Other (avoidable) charges:

Late pick up fee (per 15 minutes or part thereof, per child)                   £15

Administration Charge                                                                £20

When you request a change to your child’s attendance pattern outside of our ‘change request window’
Parents will be given notice of a week each term when they can request amendments to their child’s attendance pattern for the next coming term without charge. There will be no charge for an increase in funded hours provided there is no change to current sessions.

Securing unfunded hours charge                                             £30
If your child attends funded hours only, and then sessions are increased to include unfunded hours an administration charge will be applied to your invoice if no registration fee was paid.

Late payment charge                                                                  £10
We request that invoices are paid on 1 st of the month promptly. Fees that are over 7 days late will incur a late payment fee. Your child’s place is at risk if fees are overdue by more than two weeks

Hedge End Fees

Fees effective from 1st April 2024

Equivalent hourly rate                                                                £6.30

Morning Session (9am - 12pm)   inc. snack charge               £19.40

Afternoon Session (12.30 - 3.30pm)                                        £18.90

Lunch Period  bring own packed lunch (12pm - 12.30pm)  £3.15

Full Day (9am - 3.30pm)                                                             £41.45

Breakfast club (8.15-9.00) inc. breakfast                                £6.00

Breakfast club (8.40-9.00) excludes breakfast                      £3.50

Termly special activity & event charge                                   £10 a term

Enrolment Fee                                                                            £55.00
(includes administrative costs, photographs, first settling in session, Little Gems T-shirt)


Additional costs for EYE funded children:

 Additional hours over funded entitlement                          £6.30 per hour

 Hourly Consumable charge                                                     25p

Morning snack                                                                           50p per day

Breakfast club (8.15-9.00) inc. breakfast                                £6.00

Breakfast club (8.40-9.00) excludes breakfast                      £3.50

Termly special activity & event charge                                   £10 a term

West End

Phone: 023 8047 1070

West End Youth House
Moorgreen Rec Ground
Moorgreen Road
West End
SO30 3EG

Chandlers Ford

Phone: 07543 523387

Fryern Infant School
Oakmount Road

Chandlers Ford
SO53 2LN

Hedge End

Phone: 07852 303197
Berrywood Primary School
Maunsell Way
Hedge End
SO30 2TL


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