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Fees

Flexible OPTIONS

Fixed hours

Flexible hours

Changeable hours

Term time only – Non-grant hours

Grant only

Combination of OPTIONS

Standard charge is £5.00 per hour, £5.25 for under-3s

Fees table Jun-19
Standard Payments
      1. Fixed hours are charged at £5.00 OR £5.25 for all children aged under three with a 10% sibling discount available for the child with the least cost

        AVAILABLE FOR 3yr grant**

        • My child has set hours that start
          • before 9:30am

          OR

          • at 1pm
        • My child’s session finishes
          • at 1pm

          OR

          • at 3pm or later
        • My child receives childcare all year round and pays for the two shut down weeks

Alternative Payments
      1. Flexible hours are charged at £5.00 OR £6.00 for all children aged under three with no sibling discount

        AVAILABLE FOR 3yr grant** (for the entire grant hours only 15 or extended)

        • My child has set hours that start
          • after 9:30am

          OR

          • after 1pm
        • My child’s session finishes
          • before 1pm

          OR

          • between 1pm and 3pm
        • Minimum 2 hour session
        • My child receives childcare all year round and pays for the two shut down weeks
    1. Changeable hours £5.15 or £6.50 for all children aged under three (No sibling discount)

      AVAILABLE using 3yr grant** (for the entire grant hours only 15 or extended 30)

      • Changeable hours refer to any hours combination – nonspecific hours – nonspecific rotation
      • Average of 8 hours per week is the minimum combination
      • Minimum hours will be paid calendar monthly in advance according to these Terms. To be paid on registration £178.53 if 3 years and older or 3yr grant** or £225.33 if under 3yrs.  This is equivalent to the 8 hour week.
      • We do not provide one-off, two weeks or two months care and do not feel these situations work with the educational targets we are required to have with children. Changeable hours are not temporary but are an ongoing arrangement.
      • The child must have undergone the complete registration process and receive regular childcare by the specific nursery. The child must seem settled when in attendance.
      • Minimum 2 hour session
      • Absolutely no feedback can be given during an active session as staff are teaching and caring; please call the key worker between 4.20pm to 5.20pm for feedback or text and await a response
      • Hours must be paid at the time of booking, via email only, and the booking will be confirmed within 24 working hours where possible. Once a booking is confirmed there is no cancellation possible
      • Hours can be carried forward until the first Friday of the following month, not negotiable, total hours per calendar month is 34.67 hours = 4.33* x 8 hours

      – Bookings must be paid by the card on site.

    1. Term Time only £5.15 or £5.50 for all children aged under three with a 10% sibling discount available for the child with the least cost

      AVAILABLE using 3yr grant** – The fee is split equally into 39 weeks and then divided into 10.5 Months, 0 in August and 0.5 in July

    1. Grant only – Grant for 2-year-olds OR **3yr grant
      • Grant only is an entirely different Schedule of Conditions appropriated by the Early Years, local government. Please look at these terms on their website because they are subject to change. For Options 2 and 3, the hours must be maximum entitlement and the decision of how you are going to use these hours must be decided upon registration. It may not be changeable throughout the schooling year.
      • Decide ‘Term Time’ (TT) or “All Year Round’ (AYR) upon registration. This is not changeable throughout the schooling year.
    1. Combination of the above
      • This may be possible – proposals need to be made in writing and will be considered at head office. Please allow a maximum of four weeks to process this.
      • Combinations of hours may be refused by management.

 

**3yr grant is a different scheme for 3 and 4-year-olds.

NOTICE – For OPTIONS 1,2,4 and 6

  • I agree a minimum of 6 weeks written notice is required and an additional two weeks’ notice is required if the notice period falls within two weeks of annual leave, (Christmas and August week).
  • I understand if there has been a proven issue with regards the level of service, management will consider a reduced notice. The notice will start at the commencement of the complaint.  I understand I will need to apply in writing for this consideration. Please note another child biting or hitting your child can happen in any educational establishment however outstanding.  This is so painful for parents and emotional but please give this time to work through. Also, an un-detected soiled nappy can occur in outstanding nurseries. We require four weeks’ notice grant only and two weeks paid notices for these two latter scenarios.

 

NOTICE – For OPTION 3

  • I understand with ‘changeable hours’ No notice is required by either party, nursery or parent. Refunds will be based on that month.  That month will be based on each week’s usage and pro rata 8 hours per week whichever is more and benefiting the nursery.

example: 16 hours used first week, 0 hours second week, 2 hours third week.  Paid calendar monthly (4.33* weeks x 8 x hourly rate) notice given at the end of the third week with no hours booked 1.33 weeks returned at 8 hours each week

  • Hours must be paid at the time of the booking and the booking will be confirmed within 24 hours where possible. Once a booking is confirmed there is no cancellation possible. Two weeks’ notice for booking core hours, minimum of core hours will be lost after 1 month.

example 1:   I understand if no notice is given and no payment is received and no contact made, one month would be due and then the child would be taken off the register.

example 2:   I understand if an average of 2 hours per week were used throughout the month for a calendar month and no notice given and no further payment is received, no contact made no refund will be due when notice is given at the end of the month

  • End of contract is required in writing. Allow one month for refund payment

NOTICE – For OPTION 5

  • I understand with ‘grant only’ I am required to give one calendar months’ written notice

Administration Fee

There is a £20.00 fee for all administration requirements.

This is charged only where administrative requirements are made by parents.

This covers administration costs.

Meal Provision

There are no extra charges for meals or drinks. The meals provided are as follows:

  • Breakfast          8.30-9.00am
  • Snack               10.00-10.30am
  • Cooked lunch   12.00-12.30pm
  • Snack                2.00-2.30pm
  • Dinner              3.00-3.30pm

Late Payments Fee

We require prompt payments, there is a £20.00 fee for each day that a payment is late


Supplies

Parents should supply nappies and wet wipes for their children.

If the nursery have to repeatedly supply these parents will be charged.


Terms of Business

  • (Options are being piloted until July 2019 Please note OPTIONS 2,3,4,6, may incur price changes, these are subject to viability and ongoing costings analyses)
    • For Security reasons I agree to shut the doors after entry and exit and to ensure nobody else enters or exits the nursery or interconnecting rooms while I do so unless they are in my care.
    • I am aware that Flexible hours does not mean Flexible terms.
    • I am aware that Late payments will be chased and charged, I agree to pay fees by the 1st or by the 7th, as agreed on registration. £20 Admin fee will be added to any late payments which have not been agreed, for each day that they remain outstanding.
    • I am aware that the nursery will give notice to persistent late payers.
    • I am aware that the nursery will give notice to persistent late or early arrivals that leave their children at a time not booked as this threatens our carer to children ratio and Ofsted registration.  The nursery will not be required to give notice.
    • I understand that breach of policy or statute principles may lead to immediate notice.
    • I am aware that ‘Early drop off’ OR ‘late collection’ charges OR emergency overtime will be charged, pro rata to next 15-minute band.  The charge will be 3 times my hourly rate per band.
    • I am aware that authorised overtime, booked in advance, will be charged at £6.50 per hour, regardless of my normal hourly rate. See the overtime table below.
    • I agree to my child being treated by the emergency services should this be required.
    • I agree to provide sun cream for my child in the summer months or to subscribe to the nursery sun cream provision.  I also agree to my child having sun cream applied by a member of nursery staff.
    • I agree to Child Development Studies and Records being kept on my child, this includes photographs being taken and distributed with diaries and via email to myself and the group of parents who are with my child.  I also agree to records on my child being kept on computer, please refer to our GDPR Terms and privacy notice
    • I agree that photos and observations on my child may be included in the portfolios of trainee carers and developing nursery staff on the understanding that their real names will not be used, please refer to our GDPR Terms and privacy notice
    • I agree to a member of staff administrating medicines/providing treatment to my child or in the case of an emergency as staff consider necessary.
    • I will inform the nursery if my child has had medicine within the last 8 hours, to avoid double dosing.
    • I agree to be responsible for having my child collected immediately, if my child is unwell, or if there is a need for the child to be removed from the nursery.  I will ensure that someone will man one of the telephone numbers on the enrolment form, or an alternative that I give to the manager for this purpose.
    • I agree to collect my child myself or if somebody else is going to collect him/her I will contact the nursery, so a password can be obtained and given to the person I am authorising to collect my child.  I will not give entry codes to third parties.
    • I will advise the nursery if my child has taken or has any kind of medication that day and will not leave any kind of medication or potentially hazardous substances in my child’s bag or on their peg.  I will give it to the Manager or unit Supervisor, and sign the appropriate form if staffs need to administer the medicine.
    • I will label all my child’s clothes and possessions that are taken to nursery and provide spare clothes.  I will also provide nappies, wipes, cream and cotton wool in a bag for my child if they are in nappies. I agree to dress my child in play clothes, shoes with backs and covered toes, (please no heels) and without dangling jewellery i.e. earrings must be studs.
    • I agree to my child going on impromptu trips, going on foot or using nursery or public transport.  I will not send my child to nursery that is unwell and ask that they are not sent out.
    • I agree to my child playing in the garden, the garden equipment including the trampoline and take responsibility for this as long as appropriate supervision is in place. I will not send my child to nursery that is unwell and ask that they are not sent out.
    • I agree that my child may appear in promotional materials for the nursery.
    • I have access to the nursery list of policies and will advise in writing should a copy of the entire policy be needed (file in reception, a copy can be taken overnight £2 deposit) should I wish to study them further.  Policies are all reviewed annually.
    • All the above conditions are subject to annual review. Significant changes will be advised to parents by email.
    • I undertake to advise the Nursery in writing of any changes to the information given as soon as possible after (or before) the change(s) have taken place.
    • I understand that the charge for attendance is at the currently publicised rate and is payable if the child is absent through sickness or on holiday. The rates are payable during bank holidays and the shutdown of one week during the first week in August.
    • Extra sessions if notice is given in writing and if there is availability are charged at the rates of Changeable hours, please see Options.
    • I am aware that after an initial 1-month period all change of hour requests will be subject to a £20.00 admin charge N.B. Not OPTION 3
    • All complaints must be given in writing within five working days of the incident to be considered as part of the notice period.
Overtime fees table Jun 19

Consent form for the administration of medicine

If whilst your child is at nursery they suddenly come down with a high temperature we need the following consent signed in order for us to administer Calpol, or similar. We also need to have a supply of your own Calpol on site as we are no longer permitted to supply this for your child. We will happily hold two sachets of Calpol for your child but this needs to be clearly named and provided at the time of this form being returned.

Policy on food products that contain nuts

So many foods now seem to be labelled ‘may contain traces of nut’ or ‘have been produced in a factory where nuts are used’ and because of this, we are finding it impossible to avoid these products. We, therefore, cannot guarantee that there will be no nut traces in the environment.

If your child is known to be allergic to nuts please ensure we are informed immediately and that an epi-pen is provided. We are told that an epi-pen can provide effective first aid to the allergic reactions which produce the shock and throat swelling, which is life-threatening. An epi-pen must be prescribed by a doctor and nursery staff must be trained on their use.

We will try to be nut free but as they seem to be virtually unavoidable at the moment we cannot guarantee a 100% nut free nursery.

Special Dietary Needs Foods Provided by Parents Approval Form

I give permission for my child to have food provided by me the parent/guardian that will be heated to a temperature of 82 or more degrees in a microwave and served at an acceptable temperature for my child to eat.

I understand that I must provide the food in a microwavable container with a lid and clearly marked with my child’s name, the content of the container, date prepared best by date and cooking instructions on the container.

I will always provide the food thawed (if it has already been frozen) as I understand that the nursery is not allowed to defrost any foods that I may provide.

I understand it is my responsibility to give the container of food directly to the member of staff on duty each day that my child attends.  Staff will not cook any food that has not been refrigerated, because it was left in the child’s bag.

Home from Home records the food temperatures in accordance with ‘Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations’ of all food that is heated on the premises and these records can be accessed upon request.  We cannot take any responsibility for any ill health that results from food supplied by parents.

I agree to the above conditions and would like to provide special dietary food for my child to be consumed within the nursery.