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It is our intention to make our preschool accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We are committed to being as inclusive as possible regarding our admissions for our preschool. We also strive to be a provider of funded childcare without it impacting the quality of our provisions. This policy outlines our approach to preschool admissions, our admissions criteria, and our plans for offering funded childcare in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
What are the preschool hours?Our preschool is open Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm term time. Children can attend all day. We also offer morning sessions 9am-12pm with the option of an additional lunch session of 12pm-1pm (at an extra cost) and our afternoon sessions run from 12pm-3pm We also operate extension sessions from 8.30-9.00am and 3.00-4.30pm (at an extra cost)
What are your term dates?Our preschool is open during term time. These are our dates for 2023/2024 Autumn term - 4/9/23 - 15/12/23 Half term - 23/10/23 - 27/10/23 Spring term - 2/1/24 - 28/3/24 Half term - 12/2/24 - 16/2/24 Summer term - 15/4/24 - 12/7/24 Half term - 27/5/24 - 31/6/24 Bank Holiday 6th May 2024
How much do sessions cost?Our sessions can be funded by Free Entitlement childcare funding- please speak to Kayleigh our manager to discuss your child’s funding entitlement For paid sessions Morning only session 9 am -12 noon - Children aged 2 - £20 Children aged 3+ - £18 Lunch - 12 noon - 1pm £6.50 Afternoon session 12 noon - 3 pm - Children aged 2 - £20 Children aged 3+ - £18 Extension sessions - 8.30-9.00am and 3.00-4.30pm - £3.25 per 30 minutes Prices for January 2024
Can I book extra sessions?We are happy to offer extra sessions, if they are available these need to be booked and paid for 48 hours in advance. Any extra sessions booked but not taken are non-refundable or transferable to other dates or children. Please see our Fees and Payment Policy link in the footer.
How will I know what kind of day my child had?Information is given to parents and carers in our home communication books. These notes tell you about your child's time with us and any key information that we want you to know. We are active on social media and pictures and videos are sent to parents. Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
What do I do if my child is ill?If your child is unwell please do not bring them to Preschool. Not only are certain illnesses contagious, but when a child is unwell the main carer is the best person to care for the child. If your child has a cold, cough or virus and is showing no other symptoms of being unwell they can continue attending. If your child has sickness and/or diarrhoea they must be kept away from the setting for a minimum of 48 hours after the last episode of sickness and/ or diarrhoea. However, if your child has a raised temperature, continued cough, or is unable to eat, then this indicates that they are not well enough to attend Preschool.