You can use your Free Early Entitlement (FEE) or childcare vouchers to pay for your child's pre-school sessions. Children are eligible for 15 (universal offer) or 30 (extended offer) hours of free early education, if eligible, starting from the new term AFTER their 3rd birthday.
In certain circumstances children can be eligible for Free for 2 education from the age of 2 providing certain criteria are met.
All paperwork to claim the funding for your child will be provided by the pre-school, so please speak to us if you have any queries. Should your child not be eligible for FEE or you require additional sessions then our most up to date fees are available on request.
Please ensure fees are paid in advance and on time. We reserve the right to deny attendance for any sessions outside of the FEE 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.