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Our Policies are available in The Pavilion (please ask a member of staff for the file or go to policy section click here >>). All our policies are designed to offer the best possible experience for the children and families in the group. The policies are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.
The standard fees for children attending Little Ducks are as follows:-
2 year olds:- Half Day Session 9am-12pm / 12.15-3.15pm £15.60
Full Day Session 9am-3.15pm £32.50
3-4 year olds:- Half Day Session 9am-12pm / 12.15-3.15pm £14.40
Full Day Session 9am–3.15pm £30.00
We do accept the government 2, 3 and 4 year old finding. We as a preschool accept up to 18 hours unless the committee have agreed to accept higher.
The vouchers schemes we are registered with are:-
*** If the company you work for uses a different voucher scheme then please speak with us and we will look into registering with them.***
Is your child 3 years old before 31 December 2019? Now is the time to check if you are eligible for 30 hours childcare. All 3 year olds children receive 15 hours childcare per week (term time). Children of working parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk now to find out if this applies to you. If you don’t apply before 31 December you will have to wait until April 2020 to take up your additional hours.
If you are already benefiting from the 30 hours don’t forget to re-validate your eligibility every 3 months via your online childcare
Please put your child’s name on the waiting list as this helps our Admissions team plan ahead. Please complete the application form online and this will be forward to the pre-school secretary. To complete the application form online please click here
You will be contacted in the term before your child is due to start to discuss the sessions you will be offered and to arrange settling in sessions. To provide appropriate care we have a self-limited number of places for 2 year olds and we operate an admissions policy based on the date of submission of application form to ensure fairness.
The prospectus gives detailed information regarding the school and its activities. If you would like a copy of the prospectus please email us .
Parent involvement & rota
Research shows that children learn better when their parents are involved as they are the first and the most important educators of their children. Parents and carers are very welcome in our pre-school. Our rota system involves all parents helping in the group on a regular basis. This helps to maintain the high ratio of adults to children in our group, guaranteeing individual care and attention for each child as appropriate. It also gives parents the opportunity to take an active part in the group, to see what happens there and to talk about it afterwards with their child. In addition, a rota system provides a valuable opportunity for all children to see their own parents/carers in a new role.There are many ways that parents support our pre-school and we consider it a particular strength of the pre-school that our parents are so involved. Parents help not just with running the sessions but also as committee members, fundraisers or as our representatives in the community.
Term Dates 2019-2020
Wednesday 4th September to Friday 25th October 2019
Half term – Monday 28th to Friday 1st November 2019
Inset days (pre-school closed) 2nd, 3rd, 20th September
Monday 4th November to Thursday 19th December 2019 - (12pm finish)
Christmas break – Friday 20th December to Tuesday 7th January 2020
Inset day (pre-school closed) Monday 6th January
Tuesday 7th January to Friday 14th February 2020
Half term – Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020
Inset day (pre-school closed) Friday 7th February
Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April 2020 - (12pm finish)
Easter break – Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020
Monday 20th April to Friday 22nd May 2020
Preschool closed on Friday 8th May 2020 – Early May Bank Holiday (VE day)
Half term – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019
Tuesday 2nd June to Wednesday 22nd July 2020 (12pm finish)
Inset day (pre-school closed) Monday 1st June