Fees, Childcare Vouchers and Funding

Humpty Dumpty Childcare Price List

Valid from May2020. To view the details simply press the blue arrow.

Full Day

FULL DAY (8am to 6pm) (breakfast, lunch, high tea, drinks and snacks included) £53

Half Day

HALF DAY AM (8am to 1pm) (breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks included) £28.75
HALF DAY PM (1pm-6pm) (high tea, drinks, and snacks included) £26.25

Please note that we are only offering half day options currently as we understand that during restrictions, people may need added flexibility.

Extra Sessions

Pre-booked extra sessions :
Early Morning extra session – (07:30 – 08:00) £3

  • 30 minutes – £3.00
  • 60 Minutes – £5.50


A healthy home cooked lunch is £2.20 per day

After School Club

Sessions are from 15:00 – 18:00 for primary school aged children.

Cost £10 per session

Holiday Club

There are a number of sessions to choose from:

Morning Half Day – 08:30 – 13:00

Afternoon Half Day – 13:00 – 17:30

Full Day – 08:30 – 17:30

Half Day sessions cost £15.15 with a Full Day at £24.25.

Late Collection and Registration

Late or early drop off are £10 per 15 minutes. Our registration fee remains at £25.00

Tax Free Childcare.

The Government-backed Tax-Free Childcare scheme essentially gives eligible working families 20% off childcare costs. Once you have opened an online Tax-Free Childcare account, the Government adds 20p for every 80p you pay into your Government Gateway account. You will then pay your childcare from your Gateway online account, to benefit from the government scheme
Please set-up or visit your Gateway Account.  Please go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-tax-free-childcare 

Tax-Free Childcare explained

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme is designed so that for every 80p you put into your Tax-Free Childcare account, the state will add 20p. It essentially gives you basic-rate tax back on your bill – hence the scheme’s name.


Tax-Free Childcare is for:
– For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK
– Earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each
– Who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
– With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)
– For every £8 you pay into your Gateway Account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year


You can use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as:
15 hours free childcare
30 hours free childcare


You can’t use it with:
Universal Credit
Tax Credits
Childcare Vouchers


If you require further information go to Goverment website Childcarechoices.gov.uk


Help to pay for your Childcare, with 30 hours free childcare and vouchers.

All 3 and 4 year olds, in England, are entitled to free early years education, daycare, nursery care or childcare. Since, Humpty Dumpty Childcare are an approved childcare provider, we are able to accept your 15 hours or 30 hours free childcare depending on your eligibility. 2 Year olds in certain instances are also able to receive funding. We have attached a paragraph about how to apply for this at the bottom of this page. Childcare Vouchers and free funding are available at all of our nurseries situated in Dartington, Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and Dartmouth.

Am I entitled to 15 hours free childcare funding?

All 3 and 4 year old children actually receive 570 free childcare hours per year. Most parents choose to use their free childcare over 38 weeks. Meaning you receive 15 hours per week, but you can also choose to take fewer hours over more weeks. 15 hour free childcare is available from the term after your child turns 3. Please contact us or your local authority for more information.

30 hours free childcare for three and four year old children.

Some parents and children will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. In order to claim your free childcare you will need to signup online. You will then provide us with your code. If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account. If you haven’t registered you will need your personal tax account details.

30 hours free childcare eligibility

30 hours free childcare is normally available if you (and your partner) are:
In work – or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave, each parent is earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week. This earnings limit doesn’t apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago.

You can claim 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits or childcare vouchers. If you are unable to work you may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

How to apply for 30 hours free childcare?

There are a few details you will need before applying these are your, National Insurance number and Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed. It usually takes 20 minutes to apply for your 30 hours free childcare. You may find out if you’re eligible straight away, but it can take up to 7 days.
You can apply here through your Childcare Account  or through the government portal 

Free childcare for two year olds

Some 2 year olds are also entitled to free childcare funding, if you are in receipt of certain benefits such as: Income support, income-based Job seeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit (if your income is less than £15,400 per year), tax credits (if you have an income under £16,190), state pension, support through Immigration and Asylum Act, the working Tax Credit.

There are a number of other ways your two year old child can receive free childcare funding for example if they are looked after by the local council, have special educational needs, in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or are under a special guardianship order. This can really help with daycare costs for 2 year olds and fortunately Humpty Dumpty Childcare can accept all forms of funding as an approved childcare provider.

Childcare Vouchers.

How do childcare vouchers work and what are childcare vouchers?

Childcare Vouchers are an employee benefit that many businesses offer to their staff. It means that the employer can pay for the childcare and take the costs from the gross wages of the employee. This means that you save the tax and national insurance on your childcare costs. This scheme gives working parents a valuable discount on their childcare costs.

A childcare voucher scheme will typically save parents in excess of £900 per year, for a basic rate taxpayer, and over £600 for a higher rate tax payer. This can be a real help paying for childcare.

What is salary sacrifice and how does salary sacrifice work with childcare costs?

When we are paid a salary we earn our money and then pay tax and national insurance. By having a salary sacrifice scheme your employer will effectively pay you slightly less and then pay the nursery direct. Because you have been paid slightly less you pay less tax and national insurance and so actually end up with more net income after childcare costs.

Childcare voucher example calculation

If you earn £25,000 per year and you wanted to take the maximum advantage of the childcare vouchers you would see a salary reduction to £22,084. However, your employer will pay £2,916 worth of childcare costs and you would be taxed on £22,084 not on £25,000. So the savings are significant.

How do you claim or apply for your childcare vouchers?

Your employer will need to sign up to a voucher scheme such as Edenred, Busy Bees, Fideliti, Sedexo, Computershare or Kiddl. There are of course other schemes available. All the schemes work in a very similar way and Humpty Dumpty Childcare accept all types of childcare vouchers. Some of the local organisations we already work with are: Riverford Farms, Dartmouth Naval College, Sainsbury and Torbay and South Devon Hospitals. You will normally need to complete an agreement with your employer to take advantage of childcare vouchers. Don’t forget that mums or dads are eligible to apply for childcare vouchers.

What else do you need to know about Childcare Vouchers?

Just before you receive your vouchers you should be sent a parent welcome pack explaining how to use your childcare vouchers and giving you all the details of who to contact if you have any questions. Electronic Vouchers are automatically credited to your account normally around the day you get paid. To pay your approved childcare provider such as Humpty Dumpty Childcare you simply need to transfer the balance to them.
The date you receive your vouchers is normally set by your employer.

Am I eligible for childcare vouchers?

Firstly, you will need an eligible child, to receive childcare vouchers your child must be your child, your stepchild or a child that lives with you or that you have parental responsibility for.

How do I sign up for childcare vouchers?

Firstly, find out if your employer offers a childcare voucher scheme. If they do complete an agreement with them and then request the value of childcare vouchers that you need.

What if my employer doesn’t offer a childcare voucher scheme?

You can request that your employer offers a scheme although they are under no obligation to do so. Perhaps suggest to them some of the providers we have listed above. Don’t forget to tell your employer that they make savings on their National Insurance contributions too!

What type of care can childcare vouchers be used for?

They can be used for all types of childcare offered by Humpty Dumpty Childcare including nursery, preschool care and even after school clubs and holiday clubs.

Will choosing Childcare Vouchers have an effect on the tax credits I receive?

If you receive the childcare part of working tax credits, which is designed to provide childcare support, this is likely to be affected. HMRC do have a calculator you can use to check.

Can self employed people claim childcare vouchers?

If you are a working within a limited company and you pay tax and Class 1 National insurance you are likely to get childcare vouchers. If you are self-employed and do not get paid by PAYE then it is unlikely.

Do I get childcare vouchers while on maternity leave?

This is down to your individual employer and you should check directly with them.