Funding and Fees


Funding is provided by the local education authority for all children the term after their third birthday. Each child is entitled to 15 hours of free funding and from the 1st September 2017 an additional 15 hours of funding is available to Parents/Carers who qualify under the new government guidelines which are given in brief below. Further details are given at the time the funding comes into effect. Parents of children under 3 will be informed of playgroup fees, which are kept to a minimum.  We participate in the 2 year funding programme which is based on family income and circumstances (please contact York City Council Family Information Service on York 554444 or the funding team on 01904 553880 to see if you qualify) 

Playgroup will where spaces are avaialbe be able to provide 21 hours of sessional time with an additional 1 hour for the 2 lunch times.

If you think you are eligible for your child to access a 30 hours place  you will need to go onto the Childcare Choices website and click on the "30 hours free childcare" link at to set up a Childcare Service account and apply fo the 30 hours free childcare.  If you are eligible you will be sent an 11 digit code which you will need to bring to us in order to receive your free funding.

For futher information on the 30 hours free childcare, Tax Free Childcare or other help with childcare costs please visit the Childcare Choices at: https:/

Pupil Premium has been spent in the past on providing comfy sofa beds for children to feel secure in the quiet and sleep area and speaking dolls to aid children's speech.  Recent Pupil Premium was spent on phonics training helping children with their reading and literacy skills.


Fees are to be paid within the first 2 weeks of term and 4 weeks notice is required if not accepting a place offered or leaving the Playgroup otherwise half a terms fees will be charged.

Cost per session - £13.50

Lunch Club - £2.25

Registration Fee - £30.00

All cheques should be made payable to Stockton Lane Playgroup.

There is a administrative charge of £15.00 for late fees.