Frequently Asked Questions
Here we’ve answered some of the FAQs we are often asked. We do answer these questions and many more in our prospectus, which you can download below or ask at pre-school and we’ll provide you with a copy. Please do feel free to get in touch with us with any questions or queries you may have – even if you think it’s a ‘silly question’ ask away – we know that pre-school is a big step for you and your child and we’re happy to put your mind at rest.
What age do you take children at the pre-school?
We provide care and education for young children between the ages of 2 years
and 4 years 11 months.
What are your opening hours?
We open 8.30am to 11.30am for morning sessions Monday to Friday. We open 12pm to 3pm for afternoon sessions Monday to Friday, except Tuesday afternoons, when we are closed. All day care is offered on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 8.30am to 3pm.
Are you open during school holidays?
No, we only open during term times. Please see our Term dates.
How many members of staff do you have?
We have 10 members of staff and we welcome parent volunteers to join us.
Can I read your policies and procedures?
Certainly, these are available on the parents’ table each session. Please ask a member of staff to show you. Also available on this website.
Why does the pre-school have a committee?
The committee is the employer of the pre-school as it is a registered charity. The committee need a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary as well as other members to assist with fund-raising etc. The committee meets one evening each half term, (if planning an event may meet more regularly ). The committee is made up of volunteer parents who give up a few hours to aid the pre-school with fund-raising, requests from the staff, voting on decisions. Without a committee there is no pre-school.
Can I suggest an idea for an activity or fundraising event?
Of course! We welcome input from parents/carers. Please drop us an email or speak to a member of staff.
Where can i buy the uniform from?
The uniform can be ordered from http://www.myclothing.com Put in the search PE2 8RQ and click on children’ uniform. This will tell you prices and how to order.
Do you have a garden?
Yes. In fact we have 2! The small garden has toys, sandpit and water table as well as an outside reading area and playhouse. The larger garden is grassed with a small obstacle course and sensory area, here is also where we plant our flowers, fruit and vegetables. The gardens are enclosed and secure. The children are always supervised.
How much does it cost?
Please contact us for half day / full day session fees, which are payable weekly, monthly or termly in advance. If you child is eligible for 2, 3 and 4 year-old funding, you only pay for sessions over your child’s funded 15 hours per week. We also except 30 hour funding.
Does my child have to be potty trained to attend pre-school?
Do you offer full day sessions?
All day sessions are offered on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 8.30am to 3pm.
Can my child have lunch at pre-school?
Yes, only if attending all day. You will need to provide a packed lunch (no peanuts please due to allergies in the setting). No fizzy drinks or sweets. We provide milk and water throughout each session, which the children help themselves to, as well as a selection of healthy snacks, such as fruit or breadsticks.
How do I register my child for your pre-school?
To register, please give us a call or email so we can arrange for you to visit and for paperwork to be sent to you.
How do I join your committee?
Committee members are voted in at our AGM each December. All parents/carers who are interested in joining are welcome. We advertise the meetings at pre-school as well as on our Facebook page. Please get in touch if you would like a copy of our guide for committee members. We hope you decide to come and join our committee, we welcome your support and input.