Fees & Funding

Parents are able to use their Early Years Entitlement (EYE) of 30 hours a week for their child at the setting if they are entitled to funding. Additional hours can also be purchased.


Hatchlings Foundation Stage Unit admits children from age 2. To be eligible for a 2 Year old place the child must be in receipt of 2 Year old funding or parents will need to purchase hours as detailed below. Confirmation of funding will be required before a place is allocated.

To be eligible for the Early Years Entitlement (up to 30 hours a week) the child must have turned 3 for a 3 year old place, the term or holiday before they start. For example, if a child is 3 in February he/she can claim funding after the Easter Holiday.

The Foundation Stage Unit is open to all children in the Othery, Middlezoy and surrounding area. Each applicant will be considered for a place as detailed below.

Additional Hours

Requests for additional hours may be made when completing the session times form when applying for a place or if your child is already in nursery by completing a change of hours form. Please ask a member of staff or at the school office.

Lunch sessions can be booked each day in advance at £2.30 per lunch (for those staying all day or being part of the afternoon session).

Additional sessions of 3 hours can also be booked:

  • 2 Year Olds – (until the term/holiday after their 3rd birthday) £13.00 a session
  • 3-4 Year Olds –  £14.00 a session

All hours above the relevant funded thresh-hold must be paid for even if your child misses nursery due to illness, a day trip, family holiday etc.

Further Information

Full details about funding can be found in our admissions & fees policy…