17th July 2020

Fees, Contracts And Free Early Learning (FEL) Hours

Chapters
  1. Nursery fees
  2. Nursery contracts
  3. Free entitlement to learning
  4. How you can take your FEL hours

Nursery fees

Each Nursery day consists of two sessions –

  • A morning session between 8am and 1pm.
  • An afternoon session between 1pm and 6pm.
  • Or your child can attend a full day (two sessions).

Student families

For children whose parent(s)/carer(s) are studying at University of Sheffield.

Children under 3 years old Children aged 3 and 4 years old
£25.50 £24.50

Non-student families

Children under 3 years old Children aged 3 and 4 years old
£26.50 £26.50

The Nursery provide a morning snack, hot lunch and dessert and an afternoon snack as detailed on our menus. We cater for children with various dietary needs, please speak with us about your child’s requirements. The charges for food are as follows. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring with you a healthy packed lunch.

Morning snack – served around 9.30am Lunch and dessert – served at 11.45 – 12.30pm Afternoon snack – served around 3-3.30pm
£0.60 TBC (To be confirmed) £0.60

Nursery contracts

Student contracts

You can choose from the following depending on your requirements.

Full Year School Year Student/Academic Year
Throughout the year except for closure days, training days and bank holidays 38 weeks 38 weeks
See page 2 of the calendar for details of when the Nursery will be closed. In line with the funding calendar set by the Local Authority. Please see the Calendar for more information In line with the University Undergraduate academic timetable with some additional time for registration, reading weeks, writing up etc.

Non-student contracts

You can choose from the following depending on your requirements.

Full Year School Year
Throughout the year except for closure days, training days and bank holidays 38 weeks
See page 2 of the calendar for details of when the Nursery will be closed. In line with the funding calendar set by the Local Authority. Please see the Calendar for more information

Free entitlement to learning

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, funded by the Government. This is offered from the term after their third birthday until they enter School or until they reach the age of 5.

Some 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to an additional 15 hours per week depending on their parent or carers earnings and employment status.

Some 2 year old children may be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare depending on their household income.

Please visit child care choices to find out if your child is eligible for any of the above Free Early Learning hours.

How you can take your FEL hours

Your child can attend any combination of full sessions and we will deduct a maximum of 3.75 hours of funding from each session (up to a maximum of 15/30 per week depending on your entitlement), leaving the remainder to be paid for by you.

If you want to attend for your free FEL hours only you can do so as follows:

15 hours Free Early Learning 30 hours Free Early Learning
FEL ONLY sessions are as follows: FEL ONLY sessions are as follows:
- 5 sessions of 9am-12 or 1-4pm - 4 days of 9-4.30pm
OR OR any combination of funded sessions below, up to a maximum of 30 hours:
- 2 days of 9-4.30pm - 9am-12, 1-4pm, 9-4.30pm
Full sessions with FEL funding applied Full sessions with FEL funding applied
15 hours of funding will be deducted from full sessions as follows: 30 hours of funding will be deducted from full sessions as follows:
8am-1pm/1-6pm with 3.75 hours funding deducted from each contracted session (maximum 7.5 hours funding per day deducted from invoice to a total of 15 hours per week) 8am-1pm/1-6pm with 3.75 hours funding deducted from each contracted session (maximum 7.5 hours funding per day deducted from invoice to a total of 15 hours per week)