Management

Who Runs Winford Village Pre-School?

Decision Making

The pre-school is run by an elected committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff. Our Annual General Meeting, at which the committee for the following year is elected, is held in September, and parents will be informed in good time so they are able to attend. The constitution of Winford Village Pre-School is available for inspection together with the Ofsted Registration certificate.

Fees

For those children who will be attending the Pre-School or another setting for a total of more than the funded 15 hours per week, the Pre-School will make a charge of £5.00 per hour for each unfunded hour that your child attends Pre-School. A charge of £5.00 per hour will also be made if your child is not yet eligible for nursery funding. Fees are payable termly.

Fees will be increased annually in line with the North Somerset Nursery Education Funding. Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent without notice or for a short time. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should contact the management/committee about fee payment. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued receipt of any necessary fees or nursery Funding. Parents should give a half-term’s notice if a decrease in the number of sessions is required. An increase in sessions, or a change of day, will be subject to availability.

Early Education Funding

Every three year old is entitled to nursery education funding for up to 15 hours per week for up to 38 weeks per year, from the term after their third birthday. For this purpose, the LEA has set commencement dates as 1st September, 1st January and 1st April.

This funding continues until the child starts primary school and is paid by North Somerset Council. Children who join the Pre-School mid-term are covered by nursery funding, if eligible.

To obtain the funding parents must complete a Children’s Information Form on admission and an attendance declaration form each term. Fees will be payable where a child exceeds their 15 hours or is claiming their full nursery funding at another setting.

Your child may be eligible for up to 30hours childcare which equates to 1,140 hours per year. If you are eligible for the extra hours you will need to sign up online on the gov.uk website to obtain a code. If you do not provide the preschool with this code we will be unable to claim funding on your behalf, and you will therefore be billed for an hours your child attends the setting.

We hope that your child’s time in pre-school will be a happy and productive one. If you have any queries, or if we can be of any help, please contact Maria Cross, or the Committee Chair on 01275 472742.

Winford Village Pre-School is a Registered Charity No. 1072298 Judged outstanding by Ofsted October 2015

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