Fees, funding and food

Fees, Funding and Food

The nursery fees are set at an hourly rate which currently includes lunch and tea.  For those children who access 3/4 year old funding a hot lunch is chargeable, however parent/carers can provide a packed lunch if desired.  Fees may be subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Academy Directors.
For further enquiries on fees, call today on 01780 754780. 
Link to parent pay
Children playing at our nursery in Stamford


Meal times at Casterton are an occasion for socialising and learning. Our meals are healthy and nutritious, catering for children's dietary requirements,  and freshly prepared within the grounds of the College. During mealtimes our children are encouraged to explore new foods and to try different textures and tastes.  Our older children also have the experience of serving themselves. The children have water on offer throughout the day and snacks such as, fruit, vegetables and rice snacks are provided.  High tea is served around 5 p.m. and this consists of filled sandwiches or wraps, followed by fresh fruit or yogurt.

2, 3 and 4 year old funding

We offer 3 and 4 year old Government funding, children can take up to 15 hours per week of Early Years Entitlement (EYE) over 38 weeks of the year (Term Time) or they can 11 hours a week over 51 weeks. The free entitlement is available the term after a child's third birthday. Funded places are subject to availability and any hours over and above the entitlement are chargeable.  We also offer 2 year old funding to children who meet the Government criteria.  For more information please        contact us.

For information about how we are offering the additional 15 hours free childcare please click the link below
30 Hour Free Childcare Offer Rutland County Council Website 30 Hours Information 30 Hours Eligibility Criteria HMRC Application Information

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

The Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP is an additional sum of money that is paid to childcare providers for children of families who receive particular benefits. The funding is used to enhance the value of the early years experience by expanding the teaching and learning, facilities and resources, with the intention of making a positive impact on your child's progress and development. For more information please speak to a member of staff, or click on the following link
EYPP - Rutland Information
Call today 01780 754780
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