Frequently asked questions
When can I claim my 15 hours free childcare entitlement?
You are able to claim up to 15 hours free childcare entitlement for your child the term after their 3rd birthday.
A child born between 1st September and 31st December would be funded from January.
A child born between 1st January and 31st March would be funded in April.
A child born between 1st April and 31st August would be funded in September.
You are entitled to 5 x 3 hour sessions per week, a total of 15 hours. Parents must sign a registration form at the start of funding and a parent declaration form at the beginning of each term. You will need to provide a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate, which will be required to support the funding application. If you require any further information, please contact the preschool by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-funded children are invoiced half termly in advance. We are also able to accept childcare vouchers for working parents if children are under 3 years old.
Clothes / Sun cream
Please make sure your child wears clothes to preschool that you don’t mind getting dirty. The children are very busy with painting and digging in the garden.
Please make sure you label all clothes clearly with your child’s name.
Please send your child to preschool with a clean set of underwear and clothes for us to change them into as accidents still happen.
Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves in the winter months.
Please make sure your child wears a summer hat during the summer months and please put sun cream on your child before bringing them to preschool.
Medication and accidents
If your child requires an inhaler their Personal Asthma/Wheeze Action Plan will be recorded in our ‘medication record’ book. Additionally, their Emergency Asthma Pack will be stored in preschool containing:
1. An asthma plan detailing what to do in the event of an asthma attack.
2. A blue reliever inhaler (Salbutamol or Ventolin)
3. A spacer or aero chamber.
4. Emergency contact details for child parent/carers. You will discuss their plan with your Key person.
If your child has any allergies please inform your Key person and they will discuss it when you fill in your forms, this is so that we are aware when offering food, drinks etc.
Accidents are recorded in the accident record book and information will be given to you if your child has been hurt. We will ask you to sign the accident book when you collect your child. A head injury information card will be offered to you if they bump their head.
We inform you of any infectious illnesses that children or adults within the group have been in contact with. A notice is placed on the outside door. In the case of vomiting and diarrhoea your child must not return to preschool until they are fully recovered and until 48 hours after the last symptoms have occurred.
If your son/daughter becomes unwell during the session, we will contact you to come and collect them. We must be able to contact you or another significant adult in an emergency.