Home From Home
Home From Home

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Fees and Funding Policy

Home from Home fees reflect an attitude on non-compromise on standards, for example, supernumerary Lead Professional, a full time Director of Practice and all key staff responsible to children are qualified practitioners and these include graduates who team lead in each unit.

We provide nutritious home cooked meals using organic produce where possible. The fees cover all of your child’s needs, including bottles, formula, nappies, wipes, creams, all meals, snack and drinks, yoga and drama classes are also included. If you require specific nappies, e.g. cloth nappies or Naturecare, we would ask you to provide these.

The Pre Preparatory unit, BBO (Bees, Badgers and Owls) benefits from input provided by our Principle who has Early Year Professional Status and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as over 20 years of experience working with children.

No. of days per week

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We try to accommodate extra sessions for parents when needed and these are charged at the following rates:




½ day

Am: 7.30-12.30 or

Pm: 12.30-5.30 or


Full day

                             7.15 am – 7.00 pm



Fee rates

Our ½ day session fee is currently £43.05 (8.00am-1.00pm / 7.30am-12.30pm or 12.30pm-5pm / 1pm-6pm) and £73.90 per day (7.15am-7pm)

Fees are payable for those children who are either not yet in receipt of the Nursery Education Grant or use all their entitlement.

Fees remain due in the event of your child's absence, for any reason, as our running costs remain the same.


fees and funding1Funding for 2 year olds is available once your child turns 2 if you are eligible and meet the criteria, for further information please contact Family Information Services. (01992555770) or visit herts county council website www.hertsdirect.org

Universal 15 hours and the extended entitlement; 30 hours funding;

The 15 and 30 hours funding, we offer stretched over 51 weeks per year and we also have a limited number of term time only funded contracts for 38 weeks of the year. The 15 hours & 30 hours (subject to eligibility) funding is applicable for your child from the term following their third birthday.



Additional Services for Funded Children

Home from Home offers additional services for parents/guardians wishing to continue to have access to the same provisions prior to their child's funded place. Please note that these services are not a condition to accessing a fully funded place.

Home from Home additional services;

  • Meals & Snacks £6.50 full day session (£3.50 am session/ £3.00 pm session)
  • Wraparound care £11.00 (as per our fee sheet)
  • Drama £7.00
  • Yoga £3.50

Payment Terms

  • Fees must be paid monthly (other than fees paid via the Local Authority)
  • Fees remain due in the event of your child's absence, for any reason, as our running costs remain the same.
  • If fees are not paid, all additional services offered, other than the free entitlement, will be withdrawn until the fees have been paid.
  • In cases of prolonged absence e.g. through illness, parents should consult the Director of General Practices - Anne Carter.


Tax Credits

Tax credits are payments from the goverment. If you are responsible for at least one child or young person who normally lives with you, you may qualify for child tax credit. If you work but are on a low income you may qualify for working tax credit.

Child Tax Credit

Child tax credit is an income related allowance.

Working Tax credit

If you are working at least 16 hours a week and you are on a low income, you may be entitled to working tax credit. The working tax credit includes a specific element to support the cost of registered or approved childcare for working parents. The childcare element can help with up to 70% of your childcare costs. The amount you receive depends on your income; the lower your income the more tax credits you would receive.

For a guide on 'Help with the costs of childcare' contact the website www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits Select 'Leaflets on tax credits' (WTC5) or call the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900

Three and four year old funding at Home from Home

As you probably know, your child becomes eligible for a free Government Early Years Education Funded place from the start of the school term after their third birthday. This means that most three year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or April following their third birthday.

Your child's birthday must be before:

  • 31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April)
  • 31 August will be eligible for free nursery deducation from the Autumn Term (September)
  • 31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring Term (January)

Two year old funding

We offer two year old funding where applicable and this is subject to availability. Whilst it is our policy to try to accomodate parent/carer's desired days to access their free entitlement, please be advised in advance, that funded places would also be subject to availability at the time.