Funding Options

Nursery Fees and other information - What options or help are available?

Childcare Voucher Schemes
Woodhams Farm Day Nursery will accept any of the childcare voucher schemes that are running, so if your employer operates such a benefit, you can save Tax and National Insurance. If you choose to have some of your salary paid as either paper or electronic childcare vouchers (up to £55 per week or £243 a month), you don't pay tax or NICs on that amount. So your remaining wages are greater after paying for your childcare with vouchers than if you had paid in cash.
We offer a 5% discount on the older sibling when two children attend, or 5% discount on one twin sibling.
Child Tax Credits
By visiting you will be able to establish if you can claim child tax credits, or call the helpline on 0845 300 3900
Funding For 2 Year Olds
We are approved for the 2 Year old early Years Education Scheme. Eligible 2 year old children can receive a grant for a maximum 570 hours per year. To check whether your family is eligible, check the Hampshire website
Early Years Education Grant

The Early Years Education (EYE) is a government grant for all 3 and 4 year olds to access early education before they start school. The scheme allows for a maximum of 8 hours funding support on any full day booking, and a maximum of 4 hours funding support on any half day booking.

The government grant is currently for a maximum of 570 hours per year, starting from the term after a child’s 3rd birthday

Funding Option 1: Standard (term time) claim provides 15 hours per week funding support over 38 weeks per year.

Funding Option 2: Stretched claim provides funding support for every week the nursery is open (50 weeks per year).

Both options offer the full 570 hours of universal support.

Please note we do not offer the extended 30 hour scheme.

Towards the end of each term, we will provide parents with the necessary forms to complete enabling us to raise a claim for your child.

Nursery Hours and Bookings

Woodhams Farm Day Nursery is open 50 weeks per year - we close between Christmas and New year in accordance with the Hampshire Schools Term dates.

Our Nursery sessions are as follows:

Full Day 8am until 6pm
Half Days Mornings 8am until 1pm
Half Days Afternoons 1pm until 6pm

Our minimum funded session in the Butterfly Room is 4 hours. If you choose to take an hourly booking, food and other consumables will then be charged separately.

Please contact the nursery office on 01962 886029 if you wish to discuss the options regarding pre –school hours.

Tax Free Childcare
By visiting you will be able to check your eligibility and apply for tax free childcare.