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Our Fees

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Funded Places

Limited Funded Places are available from 8am until 5pm.

We offer 15 hour and 30 hour funded places.

We do not offer term time only places.

Please note that all funded places are charged a

Woodland supplement 

Woodland Supplement

Full day - £22.00

Half day - £11.70 - 11.90

We are happy to offer split funded places with another setting

Please see below for the explanation on why nurseries charge a supplement on funded places.

The World Outside Kindergarten Outdoor nursery Kidderminster Worcestershire

Fees

From April 2024 - April 2025

Morning

Morning 8.00am -12.30pm

£34.81

Long Day

8am to 5.00pm

£67.81

Afternoon

 1.00pm -5.00pm

£32.06

These prices include the woodland supplement.

Payable monthly in advance by direct debit.  Fees are pro rota and charged 52 weeks of the year including bank holidays.

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Wrap Around

By Prior Arrangement Only

Stay Late

5.00pm until 6pm

£12

Only available if pre booked.

Conditions apply

Adhoc Rate

The adhoc rate is for those wishing to add a hour or two to an existing booking (excluding stay late)

£8.20p

FUNDED PLACES

"At The World Outside, we gladly accept all nursery education funded places for children aged 3 and 4 years old, providing up to 30 hours of care per week.

 

Additionally, we offer 2-year funded places for eligible children. Funding for these places begins in the term following the child's 2nd and 3rd birthdays.

Please note that funding is available for 38 weeks of the year only. To help distribute the cost, The World Outside will pro rata the fees over the 51 weeks we are open.

Fees will be charged monthly in advance, and any additional hours taken during the month will be reflected in the following month's invoice.

While it is recommended that your child attends at least two sessions a week to facilitate a smooth transition, build confidence, make friends, and become familiar with the staff and routine, this requirement is not mandatory.

A woodland supplement is added to funded places (see details below).   For children receiving funding, the notice period is either the current funding period or 1 calendar month, whichever is greater.

A minimum of one term's notice is required for a decrease in hours or a change of setting for all places using funded hours (6 months after initial registration).

We provide one funded 15-hour place without the additional Woodland Supplement, subject to specific criteria set by the family. To check availability and learn more about the eligibility criteria, please click here!"

Funded hours can be shared with another setting,  The World Outside is happy to split your funded hours  if your child attends or would like to attend another setting

To learn more about funded child care places, please visit: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/freechildcare"

WOODLAND SUPPLEMENT

 

"At The World Outside, our commitment to providing a high level of care is reflected in our staff ratio, which surpasses that of traditional nurseries. Our goal is to maintain an adult to child ratio of no less than 1:5, as opposed to the standard 1:8 ratio.

Please note that the Government Funding does not cover certain expenses such as  higher staff ratios for increased supervision, additional hours, services, or consumables. To ensure a quality and safe environment, we introduce a Woodland Supplement charge, which covers the cost of additional staff and the extras required to run a safe setting with engaging activities.

The Woodland Supplement is applicable to all places, with prices as follows: £11.70 - 11.90 for a half-day and £22.00 for a full day. 

The Woodland Supplement is included in the standard day and half date rates quoted above.

When comparing our costs to other nursery settings please check with them on any extra fees that are added to funded places.   At the World Outside we believe in being transparent with regard to our fees and we do not charge for anything over and above those stated above

The Woodland Supplement cover:

  • A higher staff ratio to ensure the children's safety  whilst in the woodland environment

  • Craft materials

  • Wet wipes and tissues

  • Regular Forest School sessions with a fully qualified Level 3 forest school leader

  • Snacks and items cooked on the fire during forest school sessions

  • Ingredients used when the children take part in cooking

Meals and Snacks

 

The children can bring their own packed lunches and snacks .

On most days we hope that the children will get the opportunity to cook light snacks on the fire for which there will be no extra charge as this is covered by the woodland supplement.

Additional Charges

 

Additional charges may apply for activities that require an outside provider.

These will be agreed in advance and will not be compulsory.

We understand that you may have questions about why we charge a supplement on top of the government-funded hours at our nursery.

 

It's important to clarify that the government funding provided to nurseries covers only the basic costs of childcare. To offer the highest quality care and education for your child, we go above and beyond those minimum requirements. The supplement we charge allows us to invest in various areas that directly benefit your child's development. It enables us to maintain a low staff-to-child ratio, ensuring individualized attention and personalized support. Additionally, it allows us to provide an array of enriching experiences and resources, such as specialised educational materials, innovative learning tools, and engaging activities.

 

Moreover, the supplement helps us maintain a safe, stimulating, and well-equipped environment for your child's overall well-being. By charging a supplement, we can continue to deliver the exceptional standard of care that we believe every child deserves. We remain committed to providing a nurturing, engaging, and transformative experience for your child during their time at our nursery.

Why do nurseries charge a supplement on top of the government funded hours?

Terms

  • Fees are paid monthly, in advance (by the last day of each calendar month).

  • Late payment will incur a 10% surcharge

  • Prices are reviewed bi-annually.

  • One month's notice or fees in lieu of are required for a child leaving.

  • Fees are charged 51 weeks including bank holidays and are due monthly by standing order.

  • Minimum booking of two short days

  • 6 months notice of any decrease in hours or moving to a new provider after first registration, then 3 months thereafter. 

High Staff Ratios

At the World Outside Kindergarten we pride ourselves on our high staff to child ratio.

The Ofsted requirement is 1:8 for children aged 3 to 5 years...

...we aim to have a ratio of no less than 1 :5

Registration 

We request a non-refundable deposit of £50 to secure your child's place at our kindergarten which will be deducted from your first month's invoice.

Refundable Deposit for Door Fobs: To maintain the security and ease of access to our facilities, we will require a £10 refundable deposit for each gate access door fob. This deposit is fully refundable upon the return of

Waterproofs

You are able to purchase didriksons waterproofs  from the kindergarten. Price on request

Polo shirts and Hoodies

Polos and hoodies can be purchased from the kindergarten - Price on request

Closure dates 2024

Monday 2 January New Year’s Day (substitute day)

Friday 29 March Good Friday

Monday 1 April Easter Monday

Monday 6 May Early May bank holiday

Monday 27 May  Spring bank holiday

Monday 26 August Summer bank holiday

Tuesday 24th December - Wednesday 1st January inclusive 


The Kindergarten will be closed for Christmas on Monday 24th December 2024 through to Wednesday 1st January 2025 and reopen on Thursday 2nd of January 2025

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