We take children from the age of 18 months and offer flexibility to accommodate busy families with extended breakfast club, lunch club, after school club and a holiday club which runs depending on demand.
We are open 8am – 6pm 5 days per week (closed bank holidays).
We suggest that 2 sessions a week for most children ensures consistency and allows a child to settle as they get to know staff, children, and the routine much easier.
Breakfast club: 8am-9am
Morning session: 9am-12pm
Lunch club: 12pm-1pm
Afternoon session: 12pm-3pm
Afterschool club: hourly 3pm-6pm
Invoices are sent home to families in advance and are due to be paid by the 1st of the month.
Parents also have the option to pay weekly/fortnightly, but they will receive just one invoice with a breakdown.
18 months- 2 years: £4.65/ hour
3 years and over: £4.15/ hour
Prices correct as of October 2020, fees are subject to change.
Please note: Fees will be invoiced on a monthly basis. All Fees are payable in advance. Failure to give one months written notice of leaving will result in fees for the following month being payable. Parkside Pre-School reserves the right to withhold a child's place for non payment of fees.
If you receive any of the following benefits a golden ticket may be sent out to you. Please bring this with you when you want to claim your free childcare. Below are the examples of those who may be able to gain 2year funding.
Income- based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
State pension Credit (guaranteed element)
Child Tax Credit and/ or Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,190 per year
Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for working Tax Credit).
2 Year Old Funding
Eligible two year old's and all children from the term after their third birthday can receive 15 hours of early years funding.
To find out whether you qualify for 15 hours free childcare please visit: www.suffolk.gov.uk/two
3 & 4 Year Old Funding
All 3 and 4 year old have access to 15 hours free early education each week over 38 weeks of the year.
Eligible Children from the term after their third birthday could receive 30 hours funded childcare per week (term-time only).
We must stress that if you do not apply for your 30 hours before the above cut off dates you will not receive the full 30hrs. You must do this through the Government website.
Here at Parkside we endeavour to offer this as flexibly as possible within our opening hours and within the spaces we have available. Please call the Pre-School direct for more information.
We accept child care vouchers through your employer and welcome parents using the Tax Free Childcare scheme.
There is a 3 and 4 year old funding monthly contribution towards consumables of £15 (please contact a member of staff asap if at any time you are experiencing difficulties in making payment to avoid any late fees incurring).