Applying for a Place and Assistance with Fees

We have an open door policy to parents and we are available for parents to visit any time. Parents do not need to book a visit or inform us before they arrive, we feel we have nothing to hide and neither do we put on ‘a show’ for new or prospective parents.

We are registered for 26 children per session. Each session is £10.00 per session, which is payable even if your child is absent.

We are also part of the free for two year old scheme. This is available to some children subject to set criteria. For more details ask Andrea.

We arrange our waiting list in order of date of birth. In addition we may take into account the length of time a child has been on the waiting list but this will be at the discretion of the supervisor. We take children from the term after they are 2 and a half years. We have an intake in term 1, 2 and 3 and if there is space available at the start of term 4. We will try to offer a minimum of two sessions on entry to playgroup. Once your child is eligible for government funding we will endeavour to offer him/her the maximum amount of funded sessions if available. From the term after your child’s third birthday KCC fund up to 15 hours per week Andrea completes all of the administrational paperwork and parents merely need to sign before she can claim.

Whilst we aim to be flexible with payment methods, fees must be paid on a daily, weekly or termly basis in advance to enable us to pay hall fees, staff wages, supplies etc. We will be unable to accept your child if this is not adhered to. There are agencies, which can help, in cases of genuine hardship, but this needs to be applied for some time in advance of the child’s start date, so please talk to us as soon as possible if this applies to you.

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