The funding is not intended to cover the costs of:
- extra activities (such as trips).
- meals, snacks, drinks
- more hours,
- nappies or sun cream.
Providers may charge a fee for these. They must offer other options to you. If you choose to pay for these, it is an arrangement between you and the childcare provider.
Childcare providers cannot make you pay any fee as a condition of taking up a 2 year old 15 free/funded hour place. Providers can charge a refundable deposit. The deposit should be repaid to you within 7 days of your child taking up their place.