Does my child have to be dry before they start at Magdalene Preschool?

No, children can wear nappies or pull ups if they aren’t yet dry.  We understand that all children develop at their own pace. We will work with you and your child to get them dry when they are ready


What are the security arrangements for my child at Magdalene Preschool?

All families are met on arrival, and registered.  The doors are locked when all parents have left.  There is a video camera doorbell for visitors. Only named persons are able to collect the children from preschool. If someone else is picking up you will have to provide staff with security information.  Staff will not allow a child to leave the premises with an unauthorised person under any circumstances (full information is in the policy folder)


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. For example 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 and 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 –magdalenepreschool@hotmail.com


How will I be invoiced?

Invoices are issued in the first week of term.  Non-funded children are invoiced half termly in advance.  We are also able to accept Kiddicare vouchers for working parents. 

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