I am wondering if anyone can shed any light on this subject.
DD1 attends a private day nursery for 3 mornings a week equating to 15 hours per week.
DD1 qualifies for the "15 hours free term time childcare" in January. However I have just opened a letter from the nursery advising that the "15 free hours" are not free and the government only puts £4.50 toward the hourly rate. So we need to make up the difference to their half day rate of £23.77. So it's not exactly free more like discounted?
Is this a common occurrence to request a top up fee from parents and can they do this?
Many thanks for your help on shedding any light on this confusing matter.