This help centre article has been written for Koru Kids' Home Nursery service

When making use of the 15 & 30 Funded Hours program, we ask you to agree to pay a Consumables Charge, this is to ensure our Early Educators earn a fair hourly rate for the time they spend looking after your children.

The Consumables Charge is usually the difference between the hourly rate that an Early Educator would normally charge families and the rate that the local authority pay to Early Educators for these hours.

This charge covers consumables such as food, snacks, drinks, nappies, wipes, arts and crafts activities, suncream and other toiletries. These consumables are not covered by the local authority funded rate, which is usually significantly lower than what the Early Educator would normally charge families.

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