Times & Prices

Pixies is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing for Bank Holidays, one week in the summer and one week at Christmas.

Any additional closures will be notified as and when they occur.

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm

Session times: 8.00am – 1.00pm or 1.00pm – 6.00pmfor 50 weeks

12 months – 2 years

Daily: £58.50 per day
Half day session: £35.00 per session

Fees are calculated annually (irrespective of closures) and divided into equal monthly payments:

2 – 5 years

Daily: £56.50 per day
Half day session: £33.00 per session

Hourly rate where charged: £6.50 phr

Fees include all, food and outings.

Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE)

2, 3 & 4 years old

At Pixies we offer sessions that are funded by the Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE).

This funding is claimed by and is paid directly to Pixies. The information below explains how we apply the EYFE at Pixies.

2 Year olds

Some 2-year-olds will qualify for funding. This should be applied for by the parent/carer from The Family Information Service at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/fis or 01273 293545

3 & 4 Year olds

From the first school term after a child’s third birthday they are automatically entitled to the EYFE.

15hrs EYFE (Universal entitlement)

The Early Years free entitlement is provided for 38 weeks a year, but as Pixies is open all year round, funding is spread across 50 weeks (which equates to 570 hrs per year) and payment is made directly to the setting. You will be asked to complete a simple form verifying your child’s attendance and hours at the setting.

30hrs EYFE (Extended entitlement)

Some 3- & 4-year-olds will be entitled to additional funding dependent on the family circumstances.

Parents will need to check their eligibility and apply for a code to access this funding.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

https://www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/

Families wishing to use the EYFE as part of their childcare costs:

The entitlement of 570 hours per year, or 1140 hours where applicable, will be deducted from your annual requirement and the additional hours will be charged at £6.50 per hour. This figure will then be divided into equal monthly amounts to be paid by standing order at the beginning of each month. If notice is given within the fiscal year, hours used will be determined and any additional monies owed are to be paid as notice is given. This will include all meals, outings and activities.

 

Families wishing to use only the 15 hrs EYFE:

You may wish to use all or part of your entitlement at Pixies.

Session times

Sessions are allocated to provide 11.5 hrs each week across 2 days of the week.

This enables us to distribute places and fulfil our requirements for allocation of sessions more effectively. 

How does this work in practice?              

Each week your child will receive;

One morning session –    8am – 2pm 

& one afternoon session – 12.30pm – 6pm

 

Families of 3 & 4 yr olds wishing to use only the 30hrs EYFE:

You may wish to use all or part of your entitlement at Pixies.

Session times

Sessions are allocated to provide 23 hrs each week across 3 days of the week.

This enables us to distribute places and fulfil our requirements for allocation of sessions more effectively. This will also enable a more effective handover at drop off and collection times.

How does this work in practice?            

Each week your child will receive;

2 full days:   8am – 5pm

plus 1 morning or afternoon session:  8am – 1pm, or 1pm – 6pm

Please let us know if you will need to take your hours differently and we will try to accommodate your request where possible.

Provision of Meals for families using only EYFE hours

There will be a small charge for the provision of meals at Pixies. If you prefer you may wish to provide your own packed lunch or snack.