Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

All parents and carers are eligible to claim 15 hours funding per week from the term after their child’s 3rd birthday. You can split this between different childcare providers and either claim term times only or stretched hours over 50 weeks if using other providers. At Hemingford Pres-chool, we run a 38 week academic year. You will be asked before the beginning of each term to complete a funding form indicating how many hours per week you would like to claim for your child. If you are unsure whether or not your child is eligible please speak to a member of staff.

When your child qualifies for this funding, you will be notified and supplied with all the relevant paperwork. You will be required to complete a Parent/Carer Declaration and supply proof of date of birth and identity, i.e. birth certificate or passport.  The Pre-school will then submit all documentation.

The 30 hours extended entitlement is double the universal entitlement of 15 hours which is available for working parents of three and four year olds. It can be used as 30 hours per week during term times or 22.8 hours per week if you choose to stretch your entitlement across 50 weeks of the year. (1140 hours in total). For further information and to check your eligibility apply at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Once you are eligible you will be emailed a code which must be sent into Pre-school so that we can update our systems (please note there are deadlines in place for each term).

Parents can check their eligibility and apply for funding for 2 years olds at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Funded hours can only be claimed across our core hours, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Our Wrap Around hours will be charged at £5.20 per hour.  


A revised fee structure is in place for September. These fees have been agreed by a sub-committee of the Hemingford Grey Primary School Governing Body, following evaluation of local providers and current funding rates.



Two Year Olds

Three/Four Year Olds

Charges per hour  2021-22

9am-3pm Monday – Friday Term Time only

£5.80 per hour

£5.20 per hour