The pre-school is registered with the Local Authority and children may receive either 30 or 15 hours of government funding per week for children from the beginning of the term following their third birthday until they begin main stream school. Thirty hour funding is dependent upon family circumstances. Families may check their eligibility at childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Two year olds may also receive funding depending on family situation and relevant criteria.
Each term a Parental Declaration Form will be sent home for completion enabling the pre-school to claim on your behalf. The funding may be split between two providers eg a pre-school and a childminder or two pre-schools.
fees & government funding
Session charges for those children not receiving funding:
2 year olds: £15
3 and 4 year olds: £13
Please note a session is a three hour morning or afternoon session and ideally children are to attend a minimum of two sessions per week initially to encourage a comfortable setting in period.
Fees are to be paid during periods of absence to ensure the place remains available for your child. Exceptions can be made under special circumstances but are at the discretion of the pre-school manager.
If your child is unable to attend please telephone to let us know. If no phone call is received then we shall telephone home to ensure all is well.
To prevent the spread of infection could you please ensure you keep your child at home if they have a temperature or if you suspect they have an infectious illness. Children who have suffered from diarrhoea or sickness should be clear of the symptoms for 48 hours before returning to pre-school.
For further information with regards to illness and medication, please speak to your child’s keyworker or the manager.