Late Collection Of Children
As the nursery already has extended opening hours late collection of children will cost £10 for every ten minutes or part thereof up to £30 per half hour. Children may not be left in the nursery after 6.30pm and an additional fee of £50 will be incurred on top of the half hourly rate. If a child is still in the nursery after 6.00pm and no contact has been made with the parent /carer the emergency contact will be called. If the child is still at the nursery at 6.30pm and no contact has been made we will notify the emergency duty team at the local authority services department.
Open from 8.00am until 6.00pm Mon – Fri 50 weeks of the year.
Closed All Bank Holidays and the Christmas and New Year period.
Food and Drink
Breakfast, snacks, lunch and high tea are provided. Parents/carers whose children have special dietary requirements must declare this on the Information Form. Our Allergy procedure will be available for members to see on registration.
SMA, Cow & Gate & Aptmil Formula milk and nappies are provided.
Key Person Role
Once your child has started Nursery, a Practitioner will be assigned as a key person to your child. The role of the Key Person is not to be the child’s primary care giver, but is the person responsible for tracking and monitoring progress against the EYFS framework.
Extra Curriculum Activities
The EYFS curriculum will be followed at all times. Other optional activities such as swimming, tennis and studio classes will be provided at an extra cost and with prior notice to parents/carers.
Any child suffering symptoms as described in the Sickness and Illness Policy cannot be brought to the nursery and must be kept at home for the required exclusion period. Should your child develop such symptoms whilst at the nursery we will contact you and request that you collect your child.
We adhere to the OFSTED policy for the administration of medication.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of your child is at the core of all the policies and procedures we have at Little Crickets. By law we follow the standards set by OFSTED and all our staff are fully qualified and have passed the appropriate CRB checks. We do work in partnership with parents during suspected instances of child abuse or neglect. However, if necessary, the local child protection team may be informed and this can happen without parental/carer consent.
Normal day clothes should be worn although smocks and aprons are worn during wet or messy activities. Children can get dirty when being creative so parents are required to bring a change of clothes in case of accidents or spillages. Please label all clothing. Little Crickets cannot accept any liability for lost items of clothing/property.Unmarked clothing will be put into lost property but please note all uncollected articles are disposed of after 21 days.
Parents/carers must agree that they shall not at any time throughout the continuance of this agreement or for a period of six months after this agreement terminates, directly or through an agency, employ an employee with whom they have had dealings with at the Nursery. In the event that a parent/carer does employ a member of staff an introductory fee equivalent to six months of the salary will be payable to the Nursery.
All our policies and procedures are kept in a folder in the Nursery reception for parents/carers to read. Any updates/changes will be notified by e mail or letter.
Changes to the Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions will be reviewed and may be subject to change or amendments.
We reserve the right to update/amend these terms and conditions at any time.