Fees, Funding and Admissions

Admissions

If you would like your child to join us at Mayfield Pre-School, then please complete the registration form and return it to us via email or by post.  We welcome prospective families anytime during opening hours and invite you to drop in to look round with your child, getting a feel for the environment and our lovely team.  If you would like to arrange a visit simply phone us on 01435 872523.

The 30 Hour Offer

From September 2017 we have offered up to 30 hours funded childcare, through the Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE).

Parents will be entitled to 30 hours of Early Education and Childcare at Mayfield Pre-School if they meet the following Government criteria:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 

  • Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family

  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage

  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000

  • You live in England

Parents will not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW.  This means that, when the new entitlement goes live, a working parent who is over 25 will need to earn a weekly minimum equivalent of £115.20 whereas a working parent who is 21 will need to earn weekly minimum equivalent of around £107 (at this year’s rates). 

Parents on zero contract hours who meet the criteria are included in the entitlement criteria.

The 30 hours sessions offered at our setting are from 8.45am-3pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.45am-12.30pm on Friday, during term time.

The 15 Hour Offer

If you are not eligible for the 30 hour offer, do not worry.  Mayfield Preschool also offer 15 hours of funded childcare to all children aged 3 or 4, and you can use these hours for any of our sessions.

For more information on receiving EYEE please click here, and to find out if you're eligible you can follow this link through East Sussex CC.

 

Fees

As a charity funded, community Pre-school we feel it important to serve our local area well and fairly. Therefore parents can use the EYEE to fund any of our sessions, including the lunch hour. For our non-funded children, or extra hours, we charge a rate of £5.80 per hour.  We also have a care package charge of £1 per session, per child, for all those who are using government funding.  Our fees policy can be found here. Please email preschoolmayfield@hotmail.co.uk if you require any other details, or alternatively for any further queries or questions, please, contact us here.