Fees and Funding

Fees from September 2023 will be:

Settling-in sessions are free and are arranged prior to your child’s start date. 

We offer the funded hours on both a term time only and a stretched basis, with term time being as above over 38 weeks a year and the stretched offer being over the 51 weeks a year we are open.

Term Time Only Attendance – Over 38 weeks a year

Term time only funded hours are provided in the following sessions:

Full day (10 hour session): 8.00am to 6.00pm

Mornings: (5 hour session): 8.00am to 1.00pm

Afternoons: (5 hour session): 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Parents/carers may choose from any of the above available sessions to the maximum of their universal and/or extended entitlement.

Stretched Hours Attendance – Over 51 weeks a year

Stretched funded hours are provided in the following sessions:

Full day (11 hour session): 7.00am to 6.00pm

Mornings: (5.5 hour session): 7.30am to 1pm

(5.5 hour session): 12.30pm to 6pm 

Wrap around Service – Stretched Hours Attendance

We offer a wrap-around service for parents/carers who wish to extend their child’s attendance on the days they are taking their funded sessions.

Meals and snacks provided during funded sessions

Full day sessions include Breakfast, snack, lunch and tea are provided at a cost of £5.00 per day. Options are also available for morning and afternoon sessions.


Help paying for your childcare

With significant changes coming to 15 and 30 hours of childcare support in England, you can find out more about the upcoming expansion from April 2024 by visiting the link below.


This information will help you find out how you can save money on your childcare, as well as how and when to register for support with childcare costs.

We can help too. If you would prefer to talk to a member of our team about childcare costs, then please do get in touch with us.

How Do I Secure A Place?

A non-refundable £30 registration fee and completed child entry form.


We will require one month’s written notice if you wish to cancel your child’s place at Smarties or if you wish to reduce the number of sessions you wish your child to attend or a fee will be charged.