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Ofsted text“Children’s learning is further enhanced by well-planned visits which link into topics as well as promoting children’s interest in the wider world”
(Ofsted, 2011)
 

“They (the children) have great respect for one another and demonstrate consideration, kindness and care towards each other”
(Ofsted, 2011)

“Children are learning the importance of good hygiene practice and learn to keep themselves safe within their daily play”
(Ofsted, 2011)


FUNDING

We are registered to accepting government funding for education places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

A child born on or between; Will become eligible for a
free place from;

1 April and 31 August  1 September following their third birthday
1 September and 31 December 1 January following their third birthday
1 January and 31 March 1 April following their third birthday

Those children eligible are entitled to 15 hours, a maximum of five funded sessions per week of at least 3 hours, for 38 weeks of the year.  These five sessions can be taken solely with ourselves (subject to places being available) or can be split with another provider.

30-hour funding

You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare if your child is 3 to 4 years old.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare?step-by-step-nav=f517cd57-3c18-4bb9-aa8b-1b907e279bf930 to see if you are eligible.

Two-year-old funding

We are eligible to receive the 15-hour entitlement for 2-year-old funding for those that meet the government criteria. For more information visit: https://www.essex.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs

FEES

Fees are currently £13.50 per session.  Invoices are sent out monthly in advance. We ask that these are paid promptly. Fees are payable even if a child is absent, as it is the place that is being paid for and not the attendance.  If an absence is likely to be prolonged the Manager should be consulted about fees.  Each child’s attendance is conditional upon the payment of fees.

Lunch Club fees are charged at £2.20 for half an hour, 11.45am until 12.15pm. Please let us know if you want your child to attend Lunch Club as soon as possible, so that we can ensure suitable staff cover.  Please note, your child will need to bring their own packed lunch (No nut products).