Day Care Places & Charges
We offer day care provision for 87 FTE children across the school. This is broken down in to the following age groups:
- 15 FTE - 0-24 months, Sunshine Room, Babies
- 17 FTE - 24-36 months, Sunshine Room, Toddlers
- 14 Part Time (7FTE) - 24-36 months, Toddlers, free 15 hour entitlement
- 40 FTE - 36-48 months, Ocean Room
- 16 Part Time (8FTE) - 36-48 months, Ocean Room, free 15 hour entitlement
Charges are set by the Local Authority and are based on household income. Please see the attached charging sheets for more information.
We follow the councils policy and offer either 2,3 or 5 day places, part time places need to be consecutive days i.e. Mon-Tue or Thur-Fri. Places for children under 3 years old are all extended day, all year round. Once children move in to Ocean Room (Over 3) then there is the option for a core day place, 9.15-3.15, term time only or extended day places, all year round. There is also the option of AM only or 2.5 day places for those children receiving the 15hr entitlement only.
Fees are paid a week in advance to ensure your account does not go in arrears. The Local Authority maintain a no arrears policy which we adhere to. Should a parent/carer find themselves in financial difficulty then we ask that they come to speak to the School Business Manager or Headteacher as soon as possible. Repayment plans can be discussed and arranged on a case by case basis.
We accept Tax Free Childcare payments and all Childcare Vouchers which parents/carers can claim through their employer which enables you to save, on average £1,000 per year through Tax/NI.