Session Times & Fees

Admissions

We accept children from the age of 2 years 6 months to 5 years. If for any reason your child cannot attend pre-school immediately, their place may be held for half a term only. A half-price retainer fee will be charged for this, unless another child can fill the place (on a temporary basis).

We cannot guarantee a place at pre-school, if numbers are high we arrange our waiting list in birth order. In the event of two children are the same age and share the same birthday the amount of time on the waiting list will take president.

(N.B. Attendance at Tutshill Community Pre-School does not guarantee a place at Tutshill C of E Primary School.)

Fees and Funding

Fees are reviewed annually in the summer term, with any increases put into place the following September. They are payable in advance. A full fee is payable for each session missed, unless two full weeks' notice is given, in which case half fees are payable. Fees are waived in the event of emergency hospitalisation.

From 1st October 2015 the fees will be £4.80 per hour.

Parents/Guardians are also asked to pay a Voluntary Healthy Snack Contribution of 30p/session. It has to be voluntary and parents are under no obligation to pay it, but it helps us provide the all important healthy snacks for the children on a daily basis.

We are registered to accept Nursery Education Funding (NEF) available from the term after your child is three. These can be used to fund up to 15hours at pre-school each week for 38 weeks of the year. A Parent/Guardian Declaration Form must be completed and signed each term in order for your child to receive the Nursery Education Funding. Please see the Financial Administrator (Sue Reid) who is present Mon and Fri 9-9.30am and Wed 12-12.30pm as she has the appropriate forms and can give you any further information.

NB* If your child attends another setting and exceeds the maximum entitlement, the NEF will be apportioned between the settings and the difference owed to pre-school will be invoiced to the parents by our financial administrator.

Session Times

In their first year of pre-school we offer four (three hour) sessions per week:

  • Mon (12.30-3.30pm)
  • Wed and Thurs (9-12 or 12.30-3.30pm)

All morning sessions can be extended to 1pm if they wish to bring a packed lunch.

In their second year of pre-school (the year before they start school) we offer the following sessions per week:

  • Mon, Wed and Thurs ( 9-12, 12.30-3.30 or full days 9-3.30)
  • Tue (12-3)
  • Fri (9-12)

All morning sessions can be extended to 1pm if they wish to bring a packed lunch.

All new parents will be invited to an information meeting where they can meet our Playleader and hear about our practices. Children will also be invited to attend an induction session the term before they are due to start at pre-school. We welcome visitors at any time so please come along and find out for yourselves what our pre-school is all about. In the summer term, all Rising 5’s who have been offered a place in the Reception Class at Tutshill C of E Primary School will be invited to the school once a week for a period of four/five weeks.