Management and Administration

Decision making

The Pre-school is run by an elected committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff. Our Annual General Meeting, at which the committee is elected, is held in early Autumn each year and parents will be informed in good time so they are able to attend.

Pre-School operates under the Pre-School Learning Alliance Model Memorandum and Articles of association; copies of which are on display at Pre-School and further copies are available for parents on request.

Fees

  • Fees are £3.60 per hour for 2½ or 3 hour sessions for children not yet eligible for Free Early Years Education grant funding. Fees are payable half-termly in advance.

  • Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent without notice for a short time.

  • We require 2 weeks notice if you wish to withdraw your child

  • In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the supervisor about fee payment

  • Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees.

  • As places within the Pre-school are valuable, we would have to withdraw a child’s place after an absence of 4 weeks without prior notification.

  • Late collection of children without contact from the parents/carers, will incur a charge for 1 session after the first ten-minute period.