Your child is eligible for 15 hours of free Playgroup childcare per week from age 3. This is funded by the government and a funding claim form must be completed and returned each term in advance.
From September 2017, funding increases to 30 hours per week for working families who meet the eligibility criteria.
(The 15 hours funding remains available to all).
Find the best funding options for your family on the government's Childcare Choices information pages.
Free childcare is allocated to start the term after your child's third birthday.
Playgroup fees are charged at £4.70 per hour*
You will receive a bill for your child's fees each term, excluding the funded hours (if applicable).
Any additional charges, including SupaStrikers and Forest School will be invoiced each term as appropriate.
Invoices are sent termly and you will be billed for all sessions requested on your application form, even if your child is absent from a session.
*The Playgroup Committee reserves the right to change this rate if necessary.
An employee benefit for all working parents.
Winchcombe Playgroup accepts payment in childcare vouchers.
Childcare vouchers are a government-approved and tax-efficient way of paying for your childcare, where part of your gross salary is exchanged for childcare vouchers.
Both parents can claim childcare vouchers,
they are tax-free and exempt from NI contributions,
so you could save over £900 per parent, per year.
Ask your employer about their childcare voucher scheme.
Please call us to arrange a visit to playgroup, to view the setting and meet the team and the children who already attend.
As you will appreciate, the safety and wellbeing of all the children in our care is of the utmost importance. So, for safeguarding purposes, please be aware that there is a Winchcombe Playgroup Visitor's Policy, which every visitor will need to adhere to.
To save time the first time you visit, please, print and read, in full, our Visitor's Handbook before your visit. You will need to sign that you have have done so as part of our Visitor's Policy.
No person will be allowed on site who has not read, understood and signed their agreement of this policy.
Before completing the Online Registration Form below, please read our Data Privacy Notice and provide your consent in the first field of the form.
If we do not receive your consent, we will be unable to accept your registration online and retain the details you provide below.
If you prefer, you can complete a paper form.
Please contact the Playgroup and we will send you one - please note that we will still require your consent in respect of data privacy.