How do I Register my Child? To register a child with the Pre-School, please complete a registration form, available from the manager The data on the form is necessary for the Pre-School to know, but will be kept confidential and will not be passed on to anyone without your permission. The group abides by the Data Protection Act.
When can my child start?
Children will be accepted at Spire from the age of 2 years. After you have returned your registration form you will be sent an acknowledgement and then, during the term before your child is due to start pre-school, you will be sent a starting date and an invitation for you and your child to visit Spire for a special session.
What if I change my mind?
If, however your situation changes and you no longer wish to reserve a place at the pre-school, please let administration know so that your place can be allocated to someone else. Also if you intend to take your child out of Spire at any time, we will require half a terms notice.
The Pre-School runs five days a week, offering BREAKFAST /MORNING /LUNCH & AFTERNOON SESSIONS We open for breakfast at 8.15, morning session runs from 9.15 until 12.15. Afternoon sessions run from 1.15 till 3.45 You can chose a combination of any of the above. You are requested not to leave your child at the Pre-School before these starting times and to pick up your child promptly at the finishing time of each session, as our insurance only covers us between these times.
Your child can also bring a packed lunch and join our highly successful Lunchtime Sessions, which run from 12.15pm- 1.00pm each day, there is no need to book.
Lunchtime Sessions are very popular with the children, our Lunch Club is a great social event, no need to book, just turn up on the day. Please name all lunch boxes and place cool packs in them. No nut products, sweets or fizzy drinks permitted. "Think Healthy Eating ".
How should I pay ?
Our Fees are payable half termly in advance or weekly by prior arrangement with the manager. Please see your manager for the current rates. Each Lunchtime session is payable on the day. Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent for a short time. In a case of prolonged absence, parents should consult the manager about fee payment. These fees are kept to an absolute minimum and cover such expenses as rent, equipment and staff wages. We are a totally self-funding and non profit making group and depend a great deal on fundraising events.
Nursery Funding Because the group is inspected and passed as GOOD by Ofsted, we are eligible to receive 2, 3 and 4 year old funding. Funded children are currently entitled to 15 hours per week of free childcare' We also accept all childcare vouchers.