Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we recieve at the Pre-School:
Q: What are the session times?
A: Pre-School is open weekdays from 9.30 - 12.30 (12.30-13.00 Lunch club - extra charge of £1.20 required). Term Time only.
Q: What are the fees for each session?
A: Pre-School charges £9.00 per session payable within 28 days of being invoiced. There is a small one off administration charge when your child joins to cover costs of Jumper, Book Bag and Water bottle.
Q: What should my child wear to Pre-School?
A: Play is sometimes messy so we advise that "best" clothes are not worn. Your child will be provided with a Pre-School sweatshirt with the logo on. Also belts buckles and braces like those on dungarees are difficult to undo when in a rush for the toilet. Welly boots and waterproof coat in Autumn/Spring terms. Please ensure your child attends in appropriate footware.
Q: What is suitable footwear?
A: We often take walks in the park so it is best that your child wears sturdy shoes, not flip flops or crocs. If you child insists on delicate or inappropriate footwear please bring wellies or proper shoes in a labeled bag so they can change into them. Q: What is the admissions policy?
A: We welcome every family. Admission is based on date of birth. Cudworth Pre-School takes children from the age of 2 years 6 months.
Q: Can my child attend every session?
A: The number of sessions your child can attend depends on the number of children already in attendence. Strict rules are implemented by OFSTED as to the adult to child ratio.
Q: My child is not potty trained can she/he still join?
A: The Pre-School does not require your child to be potty training although there are limited facilities for nappy changing. Parents will be required to provide nappies, wipes and bags for our use.
Q: I am worried about my child becoming upset if I leave them at Pre-School. What should I do?
A: On the start date you can leave your child or you can build up to the separation leaving him/her for only part of the session. Your child may bring a cuddly toy or a favoriye item in the early stages as a comforter.
Q: Will my child be safe at Pre-School?
A: Yes. The outside doors to the Church Hall are kept locked during the session times. We will not allow your child to leave with an unauthorised person. Your child must be signed in and out of the attendance book. We have a fire drill practice every term. The perimeter of the building is fitted with CCTV cameras.
Q: How is inappropriate behaviour managed?
A: At Pre-School positive behaviour is always praised. In the case of unwanted behaviour, the feelings of all children will be dealt with in a gentle and caring way. Physical punishment will never be used.
Q: What should I do if my child is ill?
A: If your child is unwell please do not bring them to Pre-School. Please telephone 07443 467197 to advise us. In the case of sickness and/or diarrhoea please do not return your child to Pre-School until after 24/48 hours without symptoms. A detailed illness exclusion policy is available on the Pre-school notice board.
Q: What is Lunch Club?
A: Lunch Club is an optional activity which takes place after every session of Pre-School. It runs from 12.30 until 13.00 at an extra cost of £1.20. It provides an opportunity for your child to enjoy a packed lunch with their peers. Encouraging independence and preparing your child for eating a pack lunch in a classroom environment. We ask you to provide a packed lunch in a suitable container with a cool pack for health and safety reasons.
Q: Is there an additional charge for Lunch Club?
A: Lunch Club is an additional £1.20 per session. It can be paid daily, weekly or termly. Please speak to Jenny for further payment information.
Q: Does Pre-School accept the Nursery Education Grant?
A: The (NEF) Nursery Education Funding is available to fund the delivery of the Early YearsFoundation Stage (EYFS) for all children from the term after their third birthday, continuing to statutory school age. The grant currently provides 15 hours free funding per week.