The nursery where my children attend charge £45 for FULL day use from morning 8am to 6pm.
For half day use is split into 2 sessions, where there is a morning session from 8am- 1pm £28 and afternoon session of £26.
I however, use the nursery facility for two FULL days.
1.5 days of nursery is paid for, by the college and the remaining I am paying. The nursery however are charging for one FULL day at £45 and the second day where the college pay half day and I pay the other half of the day is different charges.
The nursery have split the day into two sessions and the morning is paid by College which is of £28. And I am paying £26 for the afternoon use. Let it be mentioned that I receive the cheques from the college to give to the nursery. Should I not be paying the remaining fee of £17 as it is a FULL day use or do they have a right to charge me as a separate session of £26? If they are in their rights to charge me and the college for two separate sessions that would mean that they take a total of £54 for a FULL day.
The terms set out is that if hours taken by the student is out of the timings needed for study time, the student has to pay the top up fee. So in this case the top up should be £17 as the sessions are not split but one continuous day. The nursery provider has slammed me a bill and demanded within 4 days payment needed to paid to them.
I am now very stressed as I find this unfair as at the end of the day they are receiving money from both of us but are charging us extra and both separately at half day sessions. I feel as though they are claiming as much as they can from both sides. There FULL day use is clearly £45 so surely they can't charge 2 separate sessions can they?
My other child in nursery who is receiving 3 year old funding. For some reason my fees are more to pay than that the college owes. He receives 11 hours funding each week spread over two days. But again its the same issue. They are charging as though its two sessions a day. Government pays morning and the college pays one afternoon. Then the next day is the government funds morning and I'm paying the half day rate. When there is two full days being used. So should I not be paying the top up for the rest of the day? And for some reason my fees are more than the colleges when we are paying for exactly the same timings. Please advise.