We have an important announcement for all FUNdays Club families:
In September 2020, we did not implement our annual price increase so as to support families and we maintained a minimal increase in September 2021. However, we have had to make the unprecedented decision to increase our prices mid-year due to a number of economic reasons. One reason is that the minimum and living wage will be increasing next month. Some categories increase by as much as 12%, meaning our running costs will be higher. Inflation is another consideration, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows a percentage increase of 5.5%. We need to respond to these changes to be able to continue offering childcare at the standards we strive for.
Term Time: Our prices for new Term-Time bookings will increase by 7% on the 4th of April 2022 at 10am. Please note that all existing bookings made before this date will remain unaffected by this change. However, any amendments to existing bookings or new bookings will be subject to the new pricing after this date (e.g.: adding a day or extending a session on an existing booking). Term-Time prices will also see a small increase when we enter the new school year this September, as is usual. This will be made evident in May 2022 when bookings are made available for the next academic year.
Holiday Club: From May, our Holiday Club timings have been restructured due to permanent changes in working patterns and commuting patterns of families, meaning we will no longer have the later collection option of 6pm. We will increase our standard day from 8:30am to 4pm, with an optional later session until 5:30pm. This change aims to minimise the impact of the price increase and offer simpler booking options. The early drop off option of 8.10am will remain to help those needing an early start.
We know that the decision to increase pricing and restructure our Holiday Club timings may prove difficult for some. We hope you understand we have not taken this decision lightly. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.