Sessions & Fees:
Minimum Session Requirements:
We offer full and half-day sessions and children are required to attend a minimum of two full days per week (8-6) , or four half days (8-1, or 1-6) . We are open 51 weeks of the year, so unfortunately we do not offer term time only spaces.
Staff Training Days 2019/2020:
The nursery is closed for 3 staff training days per year, you are not charged for these days.
The training days for 2019 are Tuesday 23rd April 2019, Wednesday 7th August 2019 and Friday 20th December 2019, you are not charged for these days.
The staff training days for 2020 are Tuesday 14th April 2020, Friday 28th August 2020, Tuesday 22nd December 2020 – you are not closed for these days.
Christmas Closure Days:
The nursery is closed for five normal working days over the Christmas period. This is in addition to the normal Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays. You are not charged for these five days. The closure dates for December 2019 are (including) Friday 20th December 2019 -and nursery will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
Fees are inclusive of:
- Healthy meals, snacks and drinks
- Cows milk for children of all ages
- Nappies & wipes (Finkley Down Farm Nursery & Pre-School’s chosen brand) – Nappy cream to be provided by parents
- Outings to the farm
Fees effective from 4th September 2017
|Full Day (8am – 6pm)||Members Full Day (8am – 6pm) 2 or 3 days per week||Members Full Day (8am – 6pm) 4 or 5 days per week||Fee Half Day (8am – 1pm) or (1pm – 6pm)||Ad-hoc Hourly Rate|
Early Club 7.30am – 8 am is £7.50 per session, payable in advance via the parent area
Fees are calculated over 51 weeks of the year and payable monthly by bank transfer or childcare vouchers before the 1st of every month (we accept most childcare vouchers) in advance of sessions. All sessions contracted for must be paid for, including those, which fall on a Bank Holiday. No reductions are made for time off due to holidays, sickness or other absence. You can book additional sessions if the setting has the availability to accommodate them.One month’s notice is required if you wish to cancel your child’s place or reduce/change their sessions.
Nursery Education Funding
We are approved providers of Hampshire County Council’s free early year’s educational grant for 2, 3 and 4-year olds. This funding is available for all children from the term after their third birthday regardless of family circumstances. We will supply you with all the required information and parent declaration forms for you to complete, as your child reaches the appropriate age. This funding does not cover certain sundries, activities, visits and hot meals so if a child is using the grant a daily charge of £7.50 will be payable.
Visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for more information on funding and fee support – and to apply for your 30 hours funding code.
For Part Funded Sessions over full days 8am-6pm, unfunded hours are charged at the Ad Hoc Hourly Rate.
Registration and Deposit
To register your child at Finkley Down Farm Nursery and Preschool please complete a registration form. A £50 (non-refundable) administration fee is payable to cover the administration in registering your child.
Once the required sessions have been confirmed a £100 deposit is payable to hold the sessions. This deposit is refundable on your last months fees.
If you want to discuss the fees further and have a look around our nursery please complete this short form and we will contact you.
Monday – Friday
7.30 am – 6.00 pm
Finkley Down Farm Nursery, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6NF