General Information

Sickness Policy

If your child has sickness and/or diarrhea please keep them at home for at least 48 hours. For a high temperature only please keep at home for 24 hours or until temperature returns to normal. We are able to give medication subject to a consent form having been previously completed.

Covid19

We will be running the Pre-school under Government Covid19 regulations. Soft toys will no longer be used. Equipment will be used in rotation over the week to minimize infection risks.

Lunch Club

It is available only to children attending the Pre-school. Held on Monday and Thursday each week starting at 12pm finishing at 12.45pm. The cost is £4.00 per session.

Visiting Pre-school

Please contact Pre-school by email or phone to arrange a visit.

Admissions

The pre-school is open to every family in the community and our waiting list is arranged in order of date of birth.

Accidents

All accidents are recorded in The Accident Book. If serious the Parent/Emergency number will be contacted immediately.

Behaviour

We believe that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them. Children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

Child Protection Act

The welfare of each child is paramount. It is also a requirement if the Pre-school registration that any concerns shown regarding welfare of children are shared with the Social Services Department.

Complaints

If you have any worries or concerns please discuss these with the Pre-school leader, a member of staff or the Chair of the management committee who can be contacted via the Parish Office. Should you wish to take the complaint further, details of whom to contact are displayed on our notice board.

Equal Opportunities

At St Mary’s Pre-school we acknowledge the different cultures, religions and races in our society. All adults and children will be treated equally. Discrimination will not be tolerated, regardless of religion, race, disability, gender, age. marital status or other factors. We reflect a multi racial society in a positive way.

Fees

From September 2021 daily fees will increase to £17.00 per session. Fees to be paid at the beginning of each half term. No refunds are given, days can be made up if possible.

National Funding: Every child is entitled to 15 hours free funding. Where a child attends more that 5 sessions split between two providers, parents will be required to pay any shortfall (to the amount set by DfES). If for any reason you no longer require your places a month’s notice must be given otherwise 4 weeks fees will be charged.

Medication

If a child required medication whilst at pre-school, the parent / carer will be asked to provide written instructions and bring the medication in a container labelled with the child’s name. This will be stored on the middle shelf of out cupboard away from children. Any medication given will be recorded in the medication book, which the parent / carer will be asked to read and sign when they come to collect the child.

Management

The pre-school is run by a committee comprising of parents and representatives from the church. Link to the church website:  http://www.yattonchurches.org