Admissions

Please find full admissions policy below

Admissions Policy

At Church Lane Nursery we operate an admissions policy to ensure that we can cater for as many families as possible.  We aim where possible to be able to offer all children entitled to the Early Years Funding Entitlement (EYFE) 5 sessions the term after their 3rdbirthday.  If this is not possible the EYFE does allow children to claim funding at two settings.  We are also able to offer free entitlement to eligible 2 year olds. We will be able to offer a limited amount of spaces covering up to 28.5 hrs of free childcare to those families eligible for 30 hours free childcare, these hours can be split between settings

We are open term time only and offer Monday – Friday mornings 09.15 – 12.15, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 12.20 – 3.20 and full days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09.15 – 3.20.  We offer an early start at 9.00 for an extra charge of £1,
This does not need to be pre-booked. We asked for payment on arrival

Children will need to attend for a minimum of two sessions a week

We operate a waiting list and children will be offered places from the top of the list at the appropriate time, all children need to be at least 2 to be able to start with us.  We take on  new children twice a year – autumn and spring terms. When a child’s name has been placed on our waiting list it is not a guarantee of a place with us.

When spaces are offered to a child and the parent would like to accept them we ask the parent fill in and return the acceptance of spaces form along with £50 deposit payable by bank transfer or cash. If the child then does not start with us the deposit is non-refundable.

The deposit will be used against the first invoice for fees – fees are payable in advance (please refer to our payment policy). If a child is entitled to receive funding straight away then the deposit will be refunded once they have started and funding has been received.

We will offer children already with us extra sessions before we invite new children in.  We ask for 6 weeks notice to take your child out of playschool or for your child to drop sessions – please refer to our payment and funding policy.

Children are entitled to receive 15 hours of Government funding the term after their 3rdbirthday and this 15 hours can be taken across a maximum of 2 settings.  Fees would be payable for any time taken over and above the 15 hours.  Some children are eligible for funding the term after their 2ndbirthday.  Information regarding all funding can be found at West Sussex Childcare and Early education advice – click link below.

Childcare and Early Education Advice

We will offer a limited amount of spaces to children who are eligible and want to claim up to 28.5 hours of their 30 hours free entitlement. We will work with other settings to provide the full 30 hours they are entitled to.

Our policy and practice will be formally reviewed on a regular basis

Last reviewed – June 2014 Last updated – June 2014