Pre-School Tarring Prospectus
Where is the Pre-school?
Laugh and Learn Pre-school is situated in Tarring Village and is set back well away from any traffic offering safe easy access for parents and children. The main hall is bright and spacious and there is a `quiet` room where the children can do more peaceful activities such as reading and computers and there is a large outside play area.
The ethos of the Pre-school is to provide a safe, caring environment for children to take their first steps into the world of learning and the development of interpersonal relationships with other children and adults outside of their own immediate family. We will endeavour at all times to promote equality of opportunity for all children in our care, including support for children with special educational needs or disabilities, and to promote and value diversity and difference by promoting British Values throughout our entire provision, which include Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance and to be observant to the signs of extremism in any form.
The pre-school was last inspected by Ofsted in December 2015 and gained “outstanding” in all areas. You can view a copy of the report on the Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (www.early-education.org.uk )-
The Pre-school covers all seven areas of Learning and Development by planning for every child’s individual needs with a balance of adult-led and child initiated activities.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Communication and Language (CL)
Physical Development (PD)
Understanding the World (UW)
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
The staff complete individual development records for every child for parents to view. There is a keyworker system in place whereby each staff member has a group of children to nurture and observe and is available for parents to discuss any issues with.
Current opening hours (Open 38 weeks per year):
½ Hour Early Bird session - Monday – Friday 8.30-9.00
3 Hour Session - Monday – Friday 9.00-12.00
5 ½ Hour Session - Monday - Friday 9.00-14.30
Fees (next review date September 2018):
The hourly rate for 2 year olds is currently £5.00 based on a higher staff ratio of 1:4
The hourly rate for over 3 year olds once in receipt of the Free entitlement is currently £4.75 based on a staff ratio of 1:8
½ hour session for 2 year olds £2.50 -3 hour session for 2 year olds £15.00- 5 ½ hour session for 2 year olds £27.50
½ hour session for 3 year olds £2.37 -3 hour session for over 3 year olds £14.25 – 5 ½ hour session for over 3 year olds £26.12
Any additional hours will be charged at the above hourly rates
Fees must be paid half termly in advance by the first day of term.
There is a £10 administration charge for any late payments.
Non payment could result in your child losing their place.
Fees are reviewed annually.
Fees are still payable in the event of any absences due to holidays or sickness.
Fees are still payable in event of pre-school having to close due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control (e.g. lack of staff due to illness such as swine flu, circumstances due to bad weather, unable to use premises due to heating failure, floods, damage to premises causing it to be unsafe for our use etc)
12 weeks notice must be given in writing if you wish to withdraw your child.
In the term after your child’s 3rd birthday they are eligible for the Universal Free Entitlement which will fund up to 15 hours per week. An additional charge will be made for the children who are claiming the funding but are in attendance over and above the numbers of hours being claimed.
If you believe you will be eligible for the 30 hours Free Entitlement for working parents you will need to apply online and provide us with the relevant code to enable us to claim the funding
An application form must be completed signed and returned with a £30 non refundable registration fee before a place can be offered.
Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis.
Please feel free to make an appointment and see the pre-school during opening hours.
The registration fee is non-refundable and covers our internal administration costs to process your application and will not be returned in the event of a place not being taken once your sessions have been reserved. If you are already in receipt of a letter confirming you are entitled to the 2 Year Free Entitlement Funding the registration fee will be waived.
If you decide to defer your child once a place has already been offered in writing then a 50% non refundable fee will be payable.
No children must attend pre-school whilst suffering from or carrying any infectious or contagious diseases (including chicken pox). In the case of sickness and diarrhoea children must not attend pre-school until 48 hours after the last bout. All jewellery and hooped/drop earrings must be removed before attendance. Only stud earrings only will be permitted.
How to contact Laugh and Learn Pre-School Tarring:
Office: 07568 443352 Pre-school: 01903 239704
Please ring the Pre-school number to make an appointment to visit us during opening hours