Sessions and Fees
Our session times are as follows:
Morning Sessions: Monday - Friday 8:50am - 11:50am.
Lunch Club: Monday - Thursday 11:50am - 12:35pm.
Afternoon Sessions: Monday - Thursday 12:35pm - 3:35pm
We are a term-time only Pre-School and are closed during the school holidays. Our Term Dates can be found here.
There are a number of funding options available to help pay for your child's sessions at Pre-School depending on your circumstances.
Free for 2 (FF2)
If you are eligible, you can use FF2 to pay for your child's sessions from the term after their second birthday. This can be used across 5 x 3hr sessions. Lunch club is not covered by this funding and must be paid for separately.
We are registered with the Tax-Free childcare scheme and you may use funds from your Tax-Free Childcare account to pay for your child's sessions. To apply https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare
3 & 4 Year Old Funding (Free Early Entitlement)
Depending on your circumstances there are two funding options available from the term after your child's 3rd birthday: 15 Hours or 30 Hours.
15 hours funding may be used to pay for up to 5 sessions. Lunch club must be paid for separately.
If you are entitled to 30 hours funding, this covers all sessions and lunch clubs.
All paperwork to claim funding for your child will be provided by the pre-school, so please speak to us if you have any queries. The childcare choices site also has lots of information regarding paying for your child's Pre-School space.
If you are not entitled to funding and will be paying for sessions, our most recent fees are available upon request.
Please ensure fees are paid in advance and on time. We reserve the right to deny attendance if fees are not paid within two weeks of the date on the invoice. Penalties for late payment of £5 per day will be incurred.
What happens if my child is ill?
It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. (For sickness and diarrhoea - 48 hours from the time of the last bout). Only when the illness has subsided should your child return to pre-school. If the disease is infectious, you'll need to confirm with your doctor that your child is no longer contagious.
Please always call to let us know if your child won't be attending or if you have any concerns.
It is very important that your child is dressed appropriately if they are to enjoy the full range of activities in a session here at Molly's.
In winter, all children should have waterproof coats, hats, gloves and boots. In summer all children should have a sun hat and sun cream. Please don't let your child wear unnecessary jewellery or open toed sandals as these can create a health and safety risk. Please make sure that your child ALWAYS brings a coat and wellies - we play outside every day rain or shine!
We undertake messy play each session and whilst we use washable paint and glue we cannot accept any liability for damaged clothing.
Please name all clothing and footwear.
The safety and security of your children is of upmost importance to us. Both Pre-Schools are based on secure sites within the school premises, and are locked during the sessions.
Children must be collected at the end of a session by a known adult. Should anyone else need to collect your child, we operate a password system and we must be notified in advance that someone else will be collecting.
It's important for a child's wellbeing that they are collected on time. Fees may be incurred if children are repeatedly collected late.
Hungry Little Minds
Supporting your child's speech and language development in the home.
Supporting your child's speech development in the Early Years
Did you know... Children with poor vocabulary skills at age five may be up to twice as likely to be unemployed in their 30's? Communication and language skills are a crucial part of child development and form part of the foundation on which all other development takes place.
Hungry Little Minds is a new initiative launched by the Department for Education which encourages parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child’s early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.
The site has a wide variety of ideas and resources you can do with your children. What's more, they're all free and very simple ways of encouraging speech development! Click here to access the Hungry Little Minds site.
For more information, speak to your child's key person.
The pre-school's policies help us to ensure that we provide a high-quality service for the children attending and their families. The pre-school staff work together to adopt the policies and have the opportunity to take part in their on-going review, which takes place at staff meetings every 6 weeks. These reviews help us to make sure that the policies reflect the needs of the children in our care and remain current. Our policies are detailed below in brief.
Full and detailed copies of all Molly’s pre-school's policies can be found on the Parent's Notice Board for your perusal inside both Pre-Schools. There is one copy, which can be borrowed and returned, and one which is kept in pre-school at all times. If you have any questions regarding the content of any of our Policies, do not hesitate to speak to management.