Useful Information

USEFUL INFORMATION

CONTENTS

Session Times

Daily Routine

Term Dates

Older or Younger Child?

Funding

Fees

Arrival and Departure

 

MAIN SESSION TIMES

Breakfast Club 7.45 – 9.00

Morning Session 9.00 – 11.55

Lunch Club 12.05 – 12.50

Afternoon Session 1.00 – 3.30

After Playgroup Club 3.30 – 5.00

Morning and Afternoon Wrap Around Care for Marshfield School Nursery

Please refer to the Admissions page to download Registration and Booking forms which provide costs and further information in respect of wrap around care.

 

DAILY ROUTINE

Please click below for details of the Playgroup Daily Routine

Daily Routine

 

TERM DATES

The following dates are provisional and may be subject to change in the light of factors such as Marshfield Primary School inset days.

School Year 2016 – 2017 (LEA Dates)

Term 

Start

Half Term Starts

Half Term Ends

Term Ends

Autumn

  6 Sep 2016

24 Oct 2016

28 Oct 2016

16 Dec 2016

Spring

  3 Jan 2017

20 Feb 2017

24 Feb 2017

7 Apr 2017

Summer

24 Apr 2016

29 May 2017

2 June 2017

21 Jul 2017

School Year 2017 – 2018 (LEA Dates)

Term

Start

Half Term Starts

Half Term Ends

Term Ends

Autumn

 4 Sep 2017

30 Oct 2017

3 Nov 2017

22 Dec 2017

Spring

  8 Jan 2018

19 Feb 2018

23 Feb 2018

29 Mar 2018

Summer

16 Apr 2018

28 May 2018

 1 Jun 2018

 24 Jul 2018

 

OLDER OR YOUNGER CHILD?

Older children are those who will attain the age of 4 between 1st September and 31st August in the relevant school year and who will be starting school the following September.

Younger children are those who will attain the age of 3 between 1st September and 31st August in the relevant school year and who will be starting school the September after the following September.

 For example, in the school year 2016/17, a child who is 4 on 31st October is an older child who will be starting school in September 2017.

In the school year 2016/17, a child who is 3 on 31st October is a younger child who will be starting school in September 2018.

 

LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNDING

All older children who attend three or more sessions per week receive funding subject to a maximum of five sessions per week.

Younger children who attend three or more sessions per week receive funding in the term after they attain the age of three. Again this funding is subject to a maximum of five sessions per week.

This provision can be shared with another non-maintained setting. Please speak to the supervisor for more information.

Children attending the school nursery are not entitled to this funding.

 

FEES

Each Summer the playgroup committee determines the session fees for the coming school year.

The basic morning session fee for non-funded children is currently £9.00 (w.e.f. September 2016).

The basic afternoon session fee for non-funded children is currently £8.00 (w.e.f. September 2016).  

Unfortunately the local authority funding does not cover all of the playgroup’s running costs. A nominal session fee is therefore also charged for funded children in order to help us to provide a high standard of childcare. The morning session fee for funded children is currently £2.37 and the afternoon session fee for funded children is currently £1.37 (both w.e.f. September 2016).

Additional fees may also apply to special trips, parties etc.

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Parents are responsible for their children until they come into the playroom.

 It is very, very important that you advise us if your child is going to be collected by anyone other than the usual person.

Please keep older children away from the door at 3.30pm as it is very intimidating for the playgroup children to walk through a throng and very easy for them to lose their way.

Playgroup children will only be handed over to an adult (over the age of 16).