SESSIONS AND FEES

OPENING TIMES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

The playgroup runs in line with the school year, which means that we break for the usual school holidays. The term dates are recorded in our newsletters which are produced every half term.

We are registered with Ofsted to take up to 20 children per session between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Free milk and water are provided during the sessions. The children are also offered a mid-morning/mid-afternoon snack (i.e. fruit, crackers etc.) during each session.

Lunch club

We run a supervised lunch club for children who stay with us all day and as an add on to the morning and afternoon sessions.  Please send in a healthy packed lunch with your child (please provide an ice pack in the lunch box).

Sessions Monday to Thursday

Morning Session

9.00am to 11.30am

Lunch Club

11.30am to 12.45pm

Afternoon Session

12.45pm to 3.15pm

Friday Sessions

Morning session only

9.00am to 11.30am

Lunch Club

11.30am to 12.45pm

The fee is £5.00 per hour

£12.50 per session and £6.25 for lunch club

Payment

You will be invoiced each half term and payment is requested within two weeks of issue of the invoice.  At least two weeks notice is required when a child leaves playgroup.  Payments by cheque to be made to PVPG.

Nursery Education Grant Funding for 3 & 4 years olds

The local Education authority offers all 3 and 4 year olds a free education place. The grant will pay for a maximum of 15 hours of education each week during term time. Further information is available from the playgroup.

Admission policy

We operate a waiting list when appropriate for new children and for children wanting to take up additional places. Vacant places are awarded to children in the following order.

1. Children of staff
2. Funded children of active committee members
3. Other funded children
4. Non-funded children of active committee members
5. Other non-funded children

Places are awarded according to age within the above groups (eldest first). Once sessions have been allocated, children may keep those sessions from term to term.

Child care voucher payments

We accept child care voucher payments through your place of work. We currently accept the following childcare vouchers:

Accor Services vouchers – reference number P20085549

Sodexho Pass vouchers  – reference number 149718

Busy Bees vouchers – reference number 00052458