Free 15 hrs, help!

(8 Posts)
mamarach26 Thu 01-Sep-16 20:54:01

My son is going to be starting a nursery when he is 2. I am eligible for the free 15 hours, I'm just wondering if i have to pay the deposit? It's £150.
I don't know if i should take the money with me tomorrow with the forms?

kimlo Thu 01-Sep-16 20:55:59

My nursery doesn't ask for it if you are just taking the free hours. I would ring them before you go and ask.

mamarach26 Thu 01-Sep-16 20:58:22

Thank you so much, I've tried googling it but nothing comes up. I'll give the nursery a ring in the morning. X

insancerre Fri 02-Sep-16 06:31:43

No, they cannot charge you the deposit if you are accessing just the funded hours

Dlah Fri 16-Sep-16 21:41:39

Ditto - funded only - no deposit - legal council requirement of the setting they get them to sign.

If you intend to use above 15 hours then yes they can ask for one

mamarach26 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:03:24

I'm not eligible for the free funding, I earn over the limit set!

Dlah Sat 24-Sep-16 15:20:48

Just re-read, confusion as your original post says you are entitled to the funding?

If you are not entitled to funding then yes, common practice to take a deposit. With all the good will in the world, some 'lovely' parents still do flits and leave owning money, it's just protection for the nursery

So are you eligible for 15 free hours or not as you have contradicted yourself?

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