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Terms & Conditions (summary):

DAY NURSERY:

  • Children are welcome from birth to 5 years. The Nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year, closing for all statutory bank holidays and for one week over the Christmas - New Year period, from 1.00 pm on Christmas Eve.
  • Fees are payable in accordance with our published fee schedule, and are payable on the first day of each calendar month, in advance. Fees are payable by cash or BACS 25th of each month
  • Fees are calculated by multiplying the weekly fee by 52 weeks and dividing by 12 calendar months. There are no reductions for absences, including sickness or holidays, except in the case of full - time children who are entitled to a 50% reduction in fees for a maximum period of 2 weeks per year.
  • Late payments will be subject to a £10 per week Administration Fee.
  • There will be a charge for early arrivals or late collections of children to cover additional staff costs.

     Financial Help Available:

    • Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit are available to help meet the cost of child care. 
    • We accept Childcare vouchers.
    • Childcare grant and other help is available for parents who want to study full time.
    • Nursery Grant - funding for three and four year old children:
    • Nursery Grant - funding for two year old children.

      As an accredited provider, children who attend Kiddies Corner are eligible to claim the Nursery Grant. This is for children that follow The Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum and who are entitled to receive 15 hours per week. This is for 38 weeks per year divided into 3 terms, and is paid direct to Kiddies Corner as the care provider, and is deducted from the accounts of eligible children. You can choose to use this entitlement on a term time only or all year round basis.
  • Four week's written notice is required by either party to terminate a child's place in the Nursery, or four week's fees in lieu of notice.
  • Each child should have sufficient clothes for their daily needs plus a spare set in the event of accidents. Parents are asked to ensure that the child does not bring valuable items with them as the Nursery cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent loss or damage.
  • Parents are asked to provide sunhats and an adequate sunblock during the summer months and Wellington boots and suitable outdoor clothing during the winter to ensure that the child can benefit from outdoor pursuits. For children who are not fully toilet trained parents are asked to provide nappies, baby wipes and creams.
  • Any child who has, or develops, an infectious illness must be kept at home. This includes conditions such as vomiting, diarrhoea, discharges from eyes or mouth, conjunctivitis, sore throat and obvious rashes. Fees are payable at the full rate during the period of sickness absence from the Nursery. Any child suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea must be kept at home until clear of symptoms for a minimum period of 48 hours, in line with advice from the H.P.A.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL CARE (SPECIFIC CONDITIONS):
  • Children are welcome from 4 to 11+ years. One calendar week in advance is required to enable us to plan our activities, catering and staffing arrangements.
  • Fees are payable in accordance with our published fee schedule, and are payable on the 25th of each calendar month, in advance. Fees are payable by cash or BACS
  • One week's notice is required by either party to terminate a child's place, or one week's fees in lieu of notice.
  • The restrictions relating to children who are ill or sick attending the Nursery will apply to Out - of - Schools. Please see Terms & Conditions above.
  • In fairness to all our staff and to our clients and children that use our facilities we expect exemplary standards of behaviour at all times. We therefore reserve the right to exclude any child whose conduct is, in our opinion, disruptive or in any other way unacceptable to the smooth and efficient running of the Nursery. We ask all parents to appreciate this and to understand that, in the event of having to exclude any child, all fees are non-refundable.
 
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