In this article:
Pricing for your setting
It is important to set up Sessions, Products, and Packages in order to create a child's plan, and later invoice for your services.
'Sessions' are the main item used to charge for child attendance in your setting. 'Sessions' are used to build up a child's 'Plan' or booking pattern. To create a new session:
Click on the 'Pricing' tab in 'Get Started' menu
Click the 'New Item' button in the top right corner and click on 'Create new session'.
Enter the session title (what you write here will show on the invoice)
Decide on whether pricing should be:
- Hourly is for sessions charged by time. The time is set when adding the session
- Per Session to charge a fixed session price
- Monthly is the monthly rate for the session. Eg. a full day once a week would cost £100 a month. If you offer great flexibility in terms of when children are arriving and leaving the nursery on daily basis, creating sessions with an hourly rate can prove to be very handy.
Check the age groups that this session is available to and enter the corresponding price.
The Ad Hoc prices on the right should be entered if you would like the session to be available 'Ad Hoc'. If you wish to charge a different price for one-off sessions that are not included in a child's plan, this is where you would enter that price.
It is possible to select 'Flexible booking time' if you offer flexible times on that particular session.
Enter the time that the session starts and ends
Select daily availability for the session
Select whether you want to charge for the session if it were to occur on the different types of closing days, and whether you would still charge a child for a session if they have reported in sick.
Add on purchasable items such as meals or extra fees. A product is created very similarly to a session:
Start by clicking on 'New Item' and then 'Create new product'
A new window will open (as below), where you can add a title
Select if your product will be charged weekly or monthly. If you invoice by actuals, monthly pricing for products is not possible
Select which age groups the product is available to, and add Prices
Set daily availability
Select whether or not this product should be invoiced on specific closure days
Choose whether or not you would like discounts to apply to the product
Create fixed weekly or monthly schedules with a correlating fixed price. Packages are created similarly to Sessions:
Click on 'New Item' and 'Create new package'
A new window will open (as below) where you can enter the title
Select if this particular package will be charged weekly or monthly.
Select which age groups the package is available to, and add you standard and Ad Hoc prices.
Select Flexible booking time if you would like the times to be able to be changed per booking pattern.
Set the days that the package will apply to.