Times and Prices
We are open Monday to Friday term time only. We follow the Central Bedfordshire school term dates, which you can view here
We take funded 2, 3 and 4 year-olds offering the universal and extended hours. All childcare vouchers accepted.
Children staying for lunch (12pm - 1pm) need to bring their own packed lunch.
Fees and Funding
Invoices are sent out at the beginning of each half term. It is important that payment is made promptly within two weeks, either by childcare vouchers, cash, cheque or online payment to Clophill Preschool's bank account (details available on invoice).
If you would like to discuss your method of payment, please contact Imogen or Chris. If you have not paid your bill by the due date you will be sent a reminder, giving you a further 7 days to pay. If no payment has been received after this, regrettably, we will have no option than to ask you to withdraw your child from Preschool.
Please appreciate, your child’s place is booked and staff wages and hall fees have to be paid, therefore, you will still be billed if your child is sick or you are on holiday during term time. Please see Clophill Preschool Fees Policy for further information.
Children of 3 years and above receive funding for 15 hours per week.
They receive this from the term after they turn 3 e.g. if your child’s birthday is in November (the Autumn term) they will receive funding beginning in January (the Spring term). Any hours required above the funded 15 will be charge at the above rate.
Some children may also be eligible for the ‘Extended 15 Hours’ offered by the Government from September 2017. Clophill Preschool offers a total of 26 hours a week. For more information and to check eligibility please go to: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Funding is also available for 2 year olds if you meet the criteria, please contact Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 3006044 or go to:
Please drop us a line below if you would like to find out more about our preschool or enrolment