Sessions & Fees

Chilbolton Pre-School meets every weekday morning with extended sessions available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  (see table below). Wherever possible we co-ordinate our term dates with those of Wherwell Primary School.

We accept children for a minimum of two sessions per week.  We are registered for up to 24 children per session.  We fully comply with the adult to child ratios as set down by Ofsted, which are 1:4 for under 3’s and 1:8 for 3-5 year olds.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE REFLECTS OUR CURRENT OPENING TIMES (minimum hours attended is 2.5 hours):

DAY

Drop Off

Drop Off

Drop Off

Drop Off 

Pick-up

Pick-up

Pick-up (bring lunchbox)

Pick-up (bring lunchbox)

 Monday

09.00

09.30

 12.00

12.00 

       13.00       14.45
 Tuesday

08.45

09.00

09.30

 12.00

12.00

 

13.00

14.45

 Wednesday

08.45

09.00

09.30

 12.00

12.00

 

13.00

14.45

 Thursday

08.45

09.00

09.30

 12.00

12.00

 

13.00

14.45

 Friday

08.45

09.00

09.30

 

 

12.30

 

 

Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the session are provided in ways that:

  • Help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting;
  • Ensure the safety of each child;
  • Help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and
  • Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

 

Fees

Fees are charged at £6 per hour and are payable termly in advance. Fees are revised annually on 1st September.

We regret that in those exceptional circumstances where the pre-school is unable to operate (in the event of heavy snow preventing travel, for example) we are unable to refund fees as we must still pay for our premises and staff.

For your child to keep her/his place at the setting, fees must be paid. If your child cannot attend Pre-School due to illness or holiday, we ask that you please let the Manager know as soon as possible. Once your child has been given a place you are liable for payment of fees whether your child attends or not. We are unable to make up missed sessions.

The government provides funding for all three and four year old children in Hampshire to receive 15 hours free nursery education. Presently, the child becomes eligible for funding the term after they turn three.  Please ask the Manager for more information.  Alternatively call the Early Education and Childcare Unit helpline on 01962 846290.

Pick-up time

At the end of the session, could you please make sure you collect your child promptly, as staff will be busy clearing away. There will be a charge of £5.00 for every 15 minutes or part thereof that a parent/carer is late to collect his or her child.

Admissions policy

We accept children from the age of two years.

We arrange our waiting list in birth order. In addition to date of birth our policy takes into account the following factors:

  • The vicinity of the home to the setting.
  • Siblings already attending the setting.
  • Time spent on the waiting list for the setting.
  • Where it is financially viable, we leave one space open to accommodate an emergency admission.

We ensure that the existence of our setting is widely advertised in places accessible to all sections of the community. Our setting has good facilities for disabled persons and we welcome children with special educational needs. We ensure that information about our setting is accessible, in written and spoken form and, where appropriate, in more than one language. Where necessary, we will try to provide information in Braille, or through British Sign Language. We will provide translated written material where language needs of families suggest this is required and we can provide access to an interpreter.

We welcome fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including childminders.

We offer a minimum of two sessions which may be increased when appropriate for the child and where places allow.

We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families, providing these do not disrupt the continuity in the setting that provides stability for all the children.



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