Fees & Funding
Fee information for each Hopscotch Day Nursery can be downloaded from the list of links and resources on this page and are also available on each nursery information page.
Payment of Fees
Invoices are sent around the 20th of each month for the following month’s fees. Your invoice will be emailed to you via the email address supplied on your child’s registration form.
We supply 15 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds. This is based on the stretched funding scheme over 51 weeks, equating to 570 hours maximum per year. Once in receipt of the funding, we apply an additional service charge which covers the cost of meals, consumable items, resources, staff training and use of Tapestry software.
We also accept where eligible, the additional 15 hours for 3 & 4 year olds taking the total funded hours up to 30 and additional service charges are also applied to these hours. You will be required to complete a funding application form in order to receive your child’s funding for these extra hours.
Click here to find out if you qualify for 30 hours free childcare.
Click here to apply / sign-in to the childcare service.
New entrants can join a voucher scheme with their workplace up until April 2018. Most employers choose to operate their childcare voucher scheme via 'salary sacrifice'.
As long as your cash salary does not go below the National Minimum Wage, you can choose to take Childcare Vouchers up to the value of £2,916 a year as part of your package.
If you accept Childcare Vouchers as a portion of your salary (up to £55 per week or £243 a month) you do not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC) or Tax on that amount.
Each parent can save up to £1,196 per year, exactly how much you save depends on how much tax and National Insurance you pay.
Click here to download a New Voucher Payment Record form
Click here to find out how much you can save using the Gov.uk savings calculator tool.
Tax Free Childcare
We accept these payments if you are eligible for Tax Free Childcare. You can receive up to £2,000 per year for each child from the government to pay towards childcare. For every 80p you pay in, the government will pay in 20p.
Please note, if you choose to pay via this method, you cannot also pay with childcare vouchers. You can also pay via this method if you are self-employed.
Click here to find out if you are eligible and to set up an account.
See the menu on this page for a Tax Free Childcare Calculator to find out how much you can save.
Childcare Vouchers Vs Tax Free Childcare
Not sure what choice to make regarding Childcare Vouchers or Tax Free Childcare?
Click here for a useful comparison table.
Direct debits are taken on the 3rd of each month, or just after. The monthly amount will be for the value detailed on your invoice. Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare arrangements are taken into consideration as a payment towards your fees when a voucher payment form is completed.
Where there are 2 or more siblings attending, we will require more than one direct debit to be in place, both will be taken separately on the 3rd of each month.
A PDF version to print and complete is available under the 'Links & Resources' list on this page. Once completed, please pass this to your nursery for processing.
We offer a discount of 10% for your youngest child whilst an older sibling is still attending Hopscotch.
You will be charged £5 for every 5 mins after your child’s booked session has ended.
You can also choose to pay with either cash, cheque or card, however this usually carries a small administration charge of £5. We will only accept these methods of payments on an interim basis, whilst a permanent payment plan is arranged.
If you need any more information about funding that is not listed on this page, please contact our Finance Team:
Useful Links & Resources
The Childcare Service
Will I Qualify for 30 Hours Free Childcare
Childcare Vouchers Vs Tax Free Childcare
Childcare Vouchers Calculator
New Voucher Payment Record Form
Botley Fee Information
Gosport Fee Information
Lee on the Solent Fee Information
Titchfield Fee Information
Nursery Direct Debit Forms
Tax Free Childcare Calculators