Children are eligible for the 15 hours universal Early Years Funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. This is also the criteria for the children of working parents who have successfully applied for the additional 15 hours (making a total of 30 hours) childcare.  Each funded child can claim up to five (or 10 if 30 hours) 3 hour playgroup sessions per week during term time, or 4 (8 if 30 hours) if they wish the funding to be stretched over some of the school holidays.

We are also able to offer 15 hour places for 2 year olds eligible for free childcare.

Parents are welcome to utilise additional sessions, including breakfast, afterschool and holiday club, but these will be chargeable.

For those children who are accessing their EYE funding, any additional hours requested will be charged at the below rates. Parents will not be required to purchase additional hours or pay additional charges to secure free places.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs it is proving necessary to increase the fees we charge at TimTin for children to attend. As of 1st April 2024, the following prices will be in place:

Standard session rate, 2 – 4 year olds (3 hours) £14.50
Standard session rate, 6 month  – 1 year old (3 hours) £15.75
Full day care, 2 – 4 year olds (7.30am to 6pm) £37.50
Full day care, 6 months -1 year old (7.30am to 6pm) £41.25
Early Years Entitlement (EYE) funded hours

8.45am to 11.45am (3 hours)

12.15pm to 3.15pm (3hours)

9.15pm to 3.15pm (6 hours)

Optional early starts

8.45 – 9.15am

9 to 9-15am



Optional lunch period (11.45am to 12.15pm) £2.75
Breakfast club (7.30am to 9am) £6.50
Afterschool club (3.30pm to 6 pm) £11.50
Afterschool club – 1 hour (3.30 to 4.30pm) £5.75
Holiday Club (8am to 6pm) £33.50
Holiday club 9am to 3pm £24.75
Holiday club hourly rate (outside normal sessions) £5.00
Persistent Lateness for collecting children £3.00 for every 15 minutes