PRICES AND FUNDING
Early Bird Session 8.30 – 9.00 am
Morning Session 9.00am -11.30am
Lunch Club 11.30am -12.30pm
Afternoon Session 12.30pm- 3.00pm
Our hourly rate is currently £4.00 per hour.
We charge £2 for our Early Bird Session. This must be booked in advance and cannot be used as part of your 15 or 30 hour entitlement.
2 Year Old Funding
We are approved to take children who are in receipt of 2 year old funding.
Early Years Funding
Your child is eligible for the Government’s Early Years Funding from the term after their third birthday. Each child is entitled to 15 hours, which can be shared between a maximum of 2 providers/settings. When you start at Little Lanterns you will be asked to complete a Children’s Information Form (CIF) and provide us with an official document which verifies your child’s name and date of birth. The CIF and a copy of your documentation is then sent off to Devon County Council, they then produce a Head Count form, each term, listing children who are eligible for funding. You will then be asked to sign this Head Count form to state how many hours you will be claiming for the term at Little Lanterns (and at another provider/setting if applicable).
Early Years Pupil Premium
We are now able to claim extra money for children whose families are on particular benefits such as income support, jobseekers allowance and a number of other benefits.
The funding will be used to improve outcomes for any disadvantaged 3 or 4 year old child.
We are able to spend the money in the best way for each child. For example we can expand resources to support communication and language or social, emotional difficulties, focused training can be bought in, new approaches to staffing such as allowing specialised staff members to be free to work with specific children as well as developing new experiences or providing specialist equipment.