Welcome to our Parents' Zone

This page is full of information for our current families but is also a snapshot for prospective parents to see the kind of opportunities we offer our children.

It contains news and events, themes, payment information, funding details and anything else we feel is useful to know.

To see what we've been up to on a daily basis check out our facebook page by clicking the Facebook logo below.

Send a request to join our Parents' Facebook Group which is private and monitored. Joining information is in your Welcome Letter.

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Come and join us
OUR USUAL ENROLMENT PROCESS 
    
  1. Add your child to our Waiting List.

  2. A few weeks before the required start date you will be contacted                              to see if you are still waiting for a place.

  3. If you would like to come in for a visit, this will be arranged.

  4. We will book in a telephone conversation between the parent/carer                            and one of our senior team to ensure families have the opportunity to ask questions and start making relationships.

  5. Tish will send all the relevant information via email so you can refer to anything you are unsure about.

  6. We will arrange a Stay & Play session which lasts for around half an hour. A parent/carer will stay with the child so we can see how they are likely to settle in. You will meet your child's keyworker and agree a suitable start date.

  7. Parents/carers will bring the child's birth certificate or passport, their red health record book and a household utility bill or bank statement dated within the last 3 months.

     Our Christmas Fayre
Saturday 11th December      between 1pm - 4pm

FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

 

The children love to talk to us about their families and what they've been up to. This encourages our children to start conversations, using lots of language, promotes confidence and high self esteem. 

We are arranging a gallery of photographs of all our children within their family groups. 

This could also include other family members, friends and pets. 

 

We use an online portal system to

share children's learning directly with their family. This gives families access to their keyworker and the

children's real-time

experiences. 

We encourge parents/carers to contribute so we have an accurate record of the children's stages of development.

Please send in photos and a short explanation of what your child has been up to recently or if they found something particularly interesting.

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TERM TIME PLACEMENTS

PLEASE NOTE:

Our term dates are subject to change and may differ from the local authority allocated dates  and applicable to term time placements only. 

AUTUMN TERM

We open to the new academic year on Monday 5th September 2022 and close on Friday 21st October at 4.30pm until Monday 31st October at 8.00am for half term.

 

We close Friday 16th December 2022 at 4.30pm and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 for the Christmas Holiday.

 

February half term is between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February 2023.

 

Easter Holiday is between          

 

17th December at 4.30pm for the Christmas holiday 

SPRING TERM

Re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 8.00am

Close Friday 11th February 2022 @ 4.30pm

Re-open Monday 21st February 2022 at 8.00am

Close Friday 1st April 2022 @ 4.30pm

SUMMER TERM

Re-open Tuesday 19th April @ 8.00am

Closed Monday 2nd May

Closed Friday 27th May @ 4.30pm

Re-open Monday 6th June 2022 @ 8.00am

Close Friday 22nd July @ 4.30pm

FULL YEAR

We are closed on:

  • Monday 29th August 2022

  • Monday 26th December until Monday 2nd January 2023

  • Friday 7th April 2023

  • Monday 10th April 2023

  • Monday 1st May 2023

  • Monday 29th May 2023

  • Monday 28th August 2023

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JOIN OUR COMMITTEE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN

Would you like to be part of our amazing Management Committee and share in our success and future plans?

A great way to meet new friends, offering lots of training opportunities and experiences to add to your C.V.

Contact us for more information.

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ADMINISTRATION FEE

DUE TO BE PAID BY ALL FAMILIES

All families must pay the administration fee, of £40.00, prior to starting with us. 

Your child's placement is not allocated until this is received in full. 

WE ALSO HAVE UNIFORM AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

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SESSION & DAYCARE FEES

FOR ANY HOURS OUTSIDE OF FUNDING

We charge a flat rate of £6.50 per hour, for all children, for any unfunded hours. We try to keep our fees as low as possible for families, however, the need for extra staff to support all of our attending children to reach their early learning goals, for a confident start to Primary School, means we are consistently above the staff to child ratio.