Bills will be issued monthly via email and should be paid by the due date, ideally by bank transfer. The payment due date will be detailed on your invoice. Please click here to read the full payment policy.

Account Number: 00987554         Sort Code: 30-98-90

If you are paying by cheque please pass this to the Playgroup Leader. Cheques should be made payable to St. Cuthbert’s Pre-School Playgroup.

We accept childcare vouchers, please pass on your details to our Playgroup Leader.

We are part of the Government Tax-Free Childcare system which runs from 2017. Please let our Playgroup Leader know if you wish to use this system for paying for your childcare.

From September 2019 charges for Playgroup sessions are £13 per child.

We do not refund any missed sessions.

Free Early Learning (FEL)

The Government provides 15 free hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (equates to 570 hours per year) for:

  1. All children from the term following their 3rd birthday
  2. For some eligible 2 year olds – this is dependent on your income and benefits. Please check with the local education authority which is Derbyshire.

FEL can be used at one or more settings. Parents/carers will be asked to fill in a form to enable Playgroup to claim funding from the local education authority.

Tax Free Childcare and 30 Hours Funding

Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare are two separate government schemes, to help parents with the cost of childcare. You can apply for both through one online application – the childcare service.

To qualify for either scheme, parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week (on average) and not more than £100,000 a year.

Parents can use Tax-Free Childcare alongside the 15 and 30 hours free childcare schemes in England, or any free childcare hours provided by the Scottish, Welsh or Northern Ireland governments.

Parents can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as they receive childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. However, 30 hours free childcare can be received alongside these schemes.

When you apply, you’ll be considered for both these services through the same application. You’ll only be asked to decide which support you want if you’re on tax credits or using a childcare voucher or salary sacrifice scheme. You should check what help you could get with childcare costs, using the childcare calculator. This will help you decide which support is best for you.

Parents can check their eligibility for the 30 Hour extended entitlement using the link below:

Before St. Cuthbert’s Pre-School Play Group can offer an extended early education place (We will be offering a total of 21 hours over a week) we need to ensure each code is validated. To do this we need your permission to verify the code.  If you are eligible for this, Playgroup will provide you with a verification form each term.