If you would like to register your child for a place at Little Wombles please complete the registration form via the link below. There is a £50 Non-refundable registration fee.
When we are in the position to offer you a place you will be required to pay one month's deposit in advance to secure the place. This is non-refundable and covers your child's first month of care.
At Little Wombles we operate a competitive, monthly rate for 1 to 5 full days per week. This is all-inclusive so all daily outings, specialist classes, food, nappies and wipes are included within your cost, giving you full transparency and consistency each month. Please contact us for further information.
EECP FUNDING 3-4 YEAR OLDS – UNIVERSAL 15 HOURS
Wandsworth Council provide funding for Early Education Childcare Places, Universal 15 hour for 3 and 4-year olds, for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year. A child is eligible for the EECP Universal 15 Hours the term after they turn 3.
Little Wombles nursery will automatically apply to Wandsworth Council, on behalf of parents, once a child turns 3 to claim the EECP universal 15-hour funding which is then deducted from the monthly invoices. The funding provided does not cover the total cost of your Childcare.
Your 38 week entitlement is stretched across our 49 week year, so you will receive equal funding across each month within the year.
HOW DO I RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR THE UNIVERSAL 15 HOURS?
The EECP funding will be paid directly to Little Wombles. You will be required to sign the “Parent Declaration” form from Wandsworth council stating that you are receiving this funding in line with your entitlement. This is a Government requirement and must be signed each term.
EXTENDED MEANS TESTED 15 HOURS (30 HOURS)
Some parents will be eligible for the Extended 15 hours (making a total of 30) funding. Parents themselves need to apply once their child is 3 with HMRC www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and complete the on-line application form. You will be supplied with a 13 digit code which you need to give Little Wombles to authorise the funding, along with the National Insurance number and the full name of the parent claiming to confirm entitlement to the free place.
HOW DO I RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR THE EXTENDED 15 (30 HOURS)?
Exactly as per the Universal 15 hours.
Please note that funding levels for the future are subject to Government decision.
Invoicing and making payments
Invoices are prepared and sent out by email 7-10 days prior to the new month. Full payment should have cleared within Little Wombles account by 7th of the new month otherwise a late payment fee will be applied.
The preferred method of making payment is by BACS transfer – the bank details are on the invoice.
If you have overpaid on your account it is incumbent on you to notify Little Wombles and if correct, we will credit to your next invoice or refund the amount via BACS.
PAYING WITH CHILDCARE VOUCHERS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Paying with childcare vouchers is something you need to set up with your voucher provider and you will need to instruct them to pay the vouchers to us. Please can you make sure that any voucher payments made to us are referenced with your child’s name, so we know who's account to credit.
We do have accounts with many providers but if you are using a different one you may be asked for our Ofsted registration number which is RP 900838.
Additionally, Parents can receive up to £2,000 per child per year through Tax-Free Childcare, and can use this to pay you for childcare. If you haven’t signed up yet, find out more at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/providers
Little Wombles offers a sibling discount of 5% off the second child to join. Please note that siblings must be at the nursery at the same time for the discount to apply
When enrolling your child your deposit will cover your first full month of childcare.
Notice of leaving is required 8 weeks in advance.