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St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy

Learning, living and loving one another in God's name

Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire
BD23 1PJ

01756 709451

Funding and Payments

All three and four year olds are entitled to funded early education and childcare for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.  Your child can take up their funded place from the beginning of the term after their third birthday. The Government funding for your child's funded place is paid directly to the setting.  If you require additional hours of childcare over and above the funded 15 hours you may be able to claim for extended 30 hours childcare (please see the section below) or pay for additional sessions at £12 per session.

30 hours funding update

The Government have extended the current universal free childcare entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents from September 2017.

What do you need to do?

  1. Apply for additional funded hours through the North Yorkshire County Council website (link here).
  2. North Yorkshire County Council will assess the application and if eligible you will receive email confirmation of this.
  3. Forward a copy of this email to us.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  Without a copy of the email any sessions above the 15 hours will need to be paid directly by parents. 


ParentPay is our preferred method of taking payments at school. It is a secure website where you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  Payments for wrap around care, nursery sessions, school meals, trips etc can all be made through ParentPay.  

Nursery sessions

If you require sessions above those for which your child is funded (either 15 hours or 30 hours) these are available and are charged at £12 per session.  

Also available are:

  • after school sessions (to 6.00pm);
  • before school sessions (from 7.45am); and
  • lunch club sessions from 11.30am to 12.30am.

Our nursery sessions are from 8.30am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm.  If your child wishes to stay all day lunch time sessions are available at £2.50 per lunchtime. 

After school. lunch club and before school sessions are not included in the 15 or 30 hours funding and must be paid for separately.  Our preferred method is by ParentPay or childcare vouchers.

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