Fees & Regulations

Regulations

Your child is being cared for during his/her most formative years and in order to maintain the high standards of the Kindergarten it is important that parent/guardian read the following regulations.
If you wish to enrol your child, please confirm that you have read and accept the  regulations, and complete the registration card.

Age of admittance

At present the Briery Kindergarten cares for children from 6 months to 5 years.

Hours of opening

Our opening times are 8 am- 5pm. Children can also be collected between 5.00 – 5.30pm, available on request, to suit your working needs.
Parents must provide a packed lunch as food cannot be heated on the premises.
A snack is provided mid morning and mid afternoon.
If any person other than a parent/guardian is collecting a child, the Kindergarten must be informed who that person is.

Sickness/Absences

Any child suffering from a doubtful rash, sore throat, discharge from eyes, ears and nose or sickness and diarrhoea should be kept at home until a doctor has certified that the symptoms have gone. Should a child become sick at the Kindergarten every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian.
Please ensure that you indicate where you can be contacted during the Kindergarten hours.
The manager reserves the right to remove a child to a hospital in an emergency.
Medicines are not administered at the Kindergarten unless the child's parent/guardian is prepared to provide clear written instructions for dosage and sign the instruction/consent form.

It is important that the Kindergarten is notified if your child is going to be absent.

Holidays

The Kindergarten is open throughout the year except for the week end, Statutory bank holidays and two weeks at Christmas. Exact dates of holidays are printed in the news letter well in advance. During these holidays and any other holidays taken the usual fee is charged to hold your child's place.

Fee Structure from January 2016

The fees are payable on or before the 1st of every month in advance by standing order or by electronic bank payment. Childcare voucher schemes are accepted. Any extra sessions taken in the month will be charged for separately.

A £25.00 penalty fee will be added per week for late fees.

No allowance is given for a child being absent or on holiday.

One months notice, in writing, is required when a child leaves the nursery or one month’s fees will be charged in lieu of such notice.

Collection of children after 5.00pm will incur a fee. (Proportional hourly rate applies)

All children are entitled to 15 hours term time of free education the term after their third birthday. Many children can also access, if eligible, 15 hours term time free education, the term after their second birthday. Please ask for details.

These places are offered according to availability. However, we do offer flexibility where we can tailor these hours to best suit parents and use these hours over a longer period. For example, 12 hours all year round, excluding holiday periods and two allocated weeks in the Summer.

Children must attend a minimum of two sessions per week.

Should you require unusual hours or follow a work rota please discuss it with the manager who will try to accommodate your requests.

Help with fees

Information on help with fees can be found on HM Revenue and Customs Tax Credit Helpline on 0345 300 3900 or visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

Some employers give employees vouchers to pay for childcare. These are usually offered in place of part of your salary under a system known as salary sacrifice. Under this scheme both parents can save money. First parent can be up to £243 per month and second parent up to £124 per month. These amounts are exempt from Tax and National Insurance contributions.

For more info www.daycaretrust.org.uk www.childcareapprovalscheme.co.uk

Briery Kindergarten Fees

3 months – 2 years

  • Half day: 8.00 am -12.00pm or 1.00pm – 5.00pm = £22.00
  • Lunch time period: 12.00pm – 1.00pm = £5.50
  • Full Day: 8.00am- 5.00pm = £49.50

2 Years and over

  • Half Day: 8.00am-12.00pm or 1.00pm- 5.00pm = £20.00
  • Lunch time period: 12.00pm – 1.00pm = £5.00
  • Full Day: 8.00am – 5.00pm = £45.00

An example of a monthly calculation

A baby attending 4 half days per week would be £22.00 x 4 = £88.00 per week x 4 weeks = £352.00 per month.

Your fees are calculated over a 12 month period to take into account 5 week months and Christmas holidays.

Clothing, uniform and personal property

  • All clothing, coats, hats, Wellingtons and slippers must be marked clearly with the child's name, this is very important. Pegs are provided and a bag for spare clothing.
  • Lunch boxes must be clearly marked.
  • Standard uniform must be worn at all times, (polo, sweat shirts etc)
  • We hold no responsibility for articles left at the Kindergarten.
  • Children are not to bring toys, money or other valuables to the Kindergarten nor are they to bring sweets, chewing gum or drinks. Children should not wear jewellery.
  • Nappies and wipes should be provided by the parent/guardian.

Settling in period

We are concerned for the happiness of your child. If after a reasonable period of time it is dear your child has not settled the manager may advise you that he/ she may need to be removed from the Kindergarten. He/ she may be re-admitted at a later date.

After reading these regulations would you please complete the registration card.

If any of the details you have given change would you please inform the manager immediately.