All children are entitled to 15hours universal funding the term after they turn three. You may be entitled to an additional 15hours of extended funding. The funding is available 38 weeks of the year and can be split between settings once a parent declaration form is completed.
For those children who will be attending the Pre-School or another setting for a total of more than the funded 15/30 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 due to sickness or holidays. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should contact the management/committee about fee payment.
We are now able to accept childcare vouchers.
Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued receipt of any necessary fees or Nursery Funding. Parents should give a full 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.
We charge a daily consumable fee of £1.50 per day which will you will be invoiced for at the end of each term.
The pre-school is registered with and inspected by Ofsted. The most recent inspection dated January 2020, judged the pre-school to be good in all aspects of care and education for the second time. The full report is attached under the Documents section of the website.
Special Educational Needs
The Pre-School staff ensure that each child is able to progress at his/her own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children with or without disabilities or learning difficulties. Activities are adapted to enable all children to join in. We are experienced in working closely with professionals across the range of special needs. If you would like to discuss the group’s ability to meet your child’s needs, please talk to the pre-school leader, Senco or your child’s key person. Our full special needs policy can be seen in the Operational Plan in Pre-school. The Special Needs Co-ordinator is Natalie McLellan.
English as an Additional Language
We work closely with other professionals to support children and families who use English as an Additional Language.