Just wondered if some of you lovely people in the know might be able to shed some light on this for me please?
My DD attends nursery full time but is entitled to the government funding for a pre-school place. My question is: do they provide the place based on hours or cost?
I got my invoice this month (which is really confusing to start with and I'm not thick - honest! ) and as far as I can tell the nursery charge £3.80 per hour. As I understand it my DD gets 15 hours per week funded (as she goes term time only)
However, when I calculate the amounts they deduct from my bill each month (for her funded hours) it would seem that they are calculating the funded hours based on £3.64 per hour.
E.g. This month (as it's the easter holidays) she is entitled to 30 hours funded and for this they have deducted £109.20 from my bill.
According to my calculations £109.20 divided by 30 hours = £3.64.
If they calculate it based on £3.80 per hour (which is what they charge me for all her additional hours) they should have deducted £114 .00.
Am I making sense?
I know it's only a fiver but they seem to make mistakes every month (which soon adds up) and I want to be sure I'm in the right before I challenge them.
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surfandturf · 07/04/2011 12:03
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