On requesting a place for your child, you will be asked to complete a registration form and parent contract.
Our registration form provides Burbage Pre-school with details about your child and of those who have parental responsibility and legal contact, together with details of those who have permission to collect your child from pre-school and of those who may be contacted in an emergency.
Our parent contract is a contract between Excalibur Academies Trust who own and manage Burbage Pre-school, and the parents or legal guardian (referred to as the parent) of a child that is enrolled at Burbage Pre-school.
Burbage Preschool is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. Sessions are available as follows:-
|Morning session||9am to 12pm|
|Lunch||12pm to 1pm|
|Afternoon session||1pm to 3pm|
Lunchtime sessions can be booked as part of a longer morning or afternoon session
All sessions must be booked in advance. Regular sessions (those required on a weekly basis) must be booked by the 14th of the month prior to the end of the current term.
|2 year old children||£5.30 per hour|
|3 and 4 year old children||£5.10 per hour|
Fees include all snacks but do not include lunch, nappies or wipes.
Free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds
All 3 to 4 year olds in England can get 570 free hours per year. If this is taken in term time only it works out as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to how to use the hours.
Free childcare for 2 year olds
Your two-year-old child can get free childcare and early education if you get one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit – if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
- Tax credits – if you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A two-year-old child can also get free childcare and early education if they:
- have special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan (EHCP)
- get Disability Living Allowance
- have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
Find out more here
We are able to offer a sibling discount if you have two or more children attending Burbage Pre-school at any one time that you are paying for (i.e. not using government funding). The discount for second and subsequent children is half the rate of the oldest child.
Invoices will be issued in advance of the term to which they relate.
Payment is due within 14 days of the start of the term to which they relate. Additional sessions will be invoiced at the end of the month in which they arise and are due for payment within 7 days.
Unpaid/late payments will be subject to a late payment charge of £5 per week outstanding. In addition, we reserve the right to charge daily interest on all outstanding amounts at the rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate. Continued late payment may result in the withdrawal of your child’s place at pre-school.
Payment should be made by BACS using the following information:
|Reference||Your child’s surname and first initial|
Late collection fees will be invoiced at the end of the month in which the late collection occurs.
Fees are payable for sessions that are booked regardless of attendance. No fee is charged for statutory holidays but fees remain payable where a child is absent from pre-school eg due to holidays or sickness. Refunds will not be given for missed sessions (except in exceptional circumstances).
A minimum of six weeks’ notice will be given prior to any increase in fees.
The minimum contract period is one term (there being six terms per academic year).
We require a minimum of one term’s written notice commencing from the first day of the term to reduce or cancel your child’s regular booking.
You must immediately inform us if your child is suffering from any contagious disease, or if your child has been diagnosed by a medical practitioner with a notifiable disease. For the benefit of other children attending you must not allow your child to attend whilst they are contagious and pose a risk to other children during normal daily activities. Any child who has a sickness bug must be clear of sickness and/or diarrhoea for 48 hours before returning to pre-school.
Providing a safe environment for children to learn in is our highest priority. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here
All additional policies are available for inspection; please speak to Mrs Camp for further information.