Hours for a full day are:
Full Day - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Session times are:
Morning - 8:00am - 12:45pm
Afternoon - 1:00pm - 6:00om
There is scope to pay an additional fee for a 7:30am start.
Children attending 4 or 5 days per week are offer early starts free of charge.
Nationwide, all 3 & 4 year olds are eligible for 15 hours funding to be used towards fees for care. This funding equates to 570 hours per annum, at NFDN we stretch this across 51 weeks. Children's eligibility is awarded the term after their 3rd Birthday. Funding will be eligible for the term starting:
1st April - (if3rd birthday is between 1st Jan - 31st Mar)
1st September - (if 3rd birthday is between 1st Apr - 31st Aug
1st January - (if 3rd birthday is between 1st September - 31st Dec)
Eligibility for the 30 hour funding criteria is dependent on your individual circumstances and is assessed termly, after which you will be required to re-apply and confirm your eligibility each term. If funding is withdrawn at any time, parents remain responsible for the additional fees incurred through loss of additional funding.
Click on the link below and complete the form to find our if you are eligible for 30 hours funding for your child. Date restrictions apply, do not delay in applying
Some families may be eligible for what is classed as the '2yr offer' or most recently 'Play2Learn' within Bexley.
More information can be found at:
Alternatively, staff at Bexley Council are on hand to help answer you 2yr funding questions, please contact them via:
If you think that you may be eligible, make an application via the portal to check:
As you may be aware already with campaigns like 'Champagne Nurseries, Lemonade Funding' being hot in the media at the moment that the hourly funding received from the government doesn't cover the basic costs for most providers to remain sustainable and maintain high quality standards consistently. At New Foundations we use the allocated monies, which are calculated for 38 weeks per year, stretched across 51 weeks per year and minus the funding received from your monthly invoice, to reduce your childcare costs equally throughout the year.
Funding received does not cover additional costs such as; meals, drinks, nappies, outings, additional activities (Spanish/Football etc), additional administration tasks, children's learning journeys and so on. The supplements help to meet the gap in funding without compromising our standards.