When to apply and the admission process explained: The main entry point is usually in September, however this can be deferred until January for summer-born children. Late applicants are also accepted depending on available places. After submitting your interest via the 'Online Application Form', admissions will be in touch to invite you and your child to a playgroup visit. You will spend a short while with the group where you will also have the opportunity to speak to the manager with any questions you may have. A starting date will be discussed thereafter and a deposit will be required to secure your space. You can also use the application form if you wish to register your child for a place in advance to be placed upon our waiting list.
Weekly Fees 2022/2023: (From September 2022)*: Monday to Friday 09.15am to 1.15pm (including lunch and snacks) Under 3 years - £115 Under 3 years (on benefits) - £35 From first term after 3rd birthday - £51 From first term after 3rd birthday (on benefits) - £14
* Part time places are available but are limited and will need to be discussed with the manager. * 15 hours free childcare places for three and four year old and two year olds receiving benefits are available and need to be discussed with manager. * Shared 30 hours free childcare places for three and four year olds will be available soon and will need to be discussed with the manager subject to conditions.
Extended hours Fee's 2022/2023: Tuesday to Thursday 1.15pm to 3pm (including snacks) From April 2022 the Playgroup has introduced extended hours sessions from 1.15pm to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These sessions
are not drop-in sessions and are subject to a commitment of at least two days a week.
must be booked separately in advance
are currently limited in capacity to 12 spaces, generally for children over three years.
are outside the fee structure mentioned above and will be invoiced as a separate item.
The cost per session is £13. Please see manager for further details. * 3 and 4 year olds - 15 free hours: Children age 3 and 4 years qualify for a subsidy for each term from the government which equates to 15 free hours of Playgroup time. This grant for 3 and 4 year olds is incorporated into the weekly fees amount. The reduction in fees is effective from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday.
Lunch and Snacks: Lunch and Snacks are included in the fees - click here for our current food menu.
Payments: Fees are payable monthly via standing order, either directly into the Christ Church Playgroup account and or by Childcare Vouchers. If you have any queries about these payments, please speak to the manager at the playgroup.
Deposits required to secure September 2022 places: Please note a £200 deposit (£50 for families on benefits) is required by all new starters before they start with the playgroup to ensure a secured place. This deposit will be deducted from the first months invoice. Families in need:* In addition to the subsidised fees (above), we do have a limited number of fully-subsidised (free) or partly subsidised places available for families in need.
Please call Elsa on 020 73543117 in confidence if you wish to discuss this.
Please get in touch if you wish to arrange a visit!