Ofsted Registration Number: EY431739
Tel No: 01689 660563 Mob: 07983 660589
Autumn Term: Tuesday 1st September 2020
A HUGE WARM WELCOME to all our children returning to the pre-school and a special welcome to our new little ones starting, especially during this difficult time where new parents have not been able to visit the pre-school prior to registering their children for a place in the new autumn term.
Please be assured that we have extra staff on duty to help with the settling in of your little ones and we value your trust in leaving your precious children in our care.
Due to ongoing government guidelines regarding Covid19, we will still be adhering to the Risk Assessment and Implementation Plan as attached on our website. The main difference is that we are now able to increase the numbers of children attending. (If this should change, we will inform you immediately)
30 Hour Funding:
If you are working for more than 16 hours and think you may be eligible for the additional funding, please go to the following website and apply; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are still unsure or have any questions please speak to Gill or myself. If you are in receipt of the extra funding, please ensure that you update your claim every 3 months; (from when you first applied even if your child hasn’t starting using it yet. You should receive a reminder from HMRC and we will also try to remind you as well.
2 Year old funding:
If you earn below £16.000 and think you may be eligible for the 2 yr old funding, please speak to Gill or Anne Marie and with your permission we can check it for you.
STRICTLY NO NUTS:
Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products, we’ve recently had peanut butter sandwiches and nuts in lunches. We have people with allergies to nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please provide healthy packed lunches or cooked food which does not include any sweets, chocolate, biscuits, crisps or fizzy drinks.
Please inform the pre-school if your child is absent due to illness, holiday or for any other reason on the day or as soon as you possibly can. We are required to record children’s attendance. We also have auditors who check the attendance records. Parents are politely reminded that funded places must be used appropriately or you may lose your child’s place.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or contact me directly. We understand how difficult it is this year, where parents cannot come in to the setting at the present time. We look forward to working with you and offering your children, a safe, secure, happy and fun place to learn and grow.
With my very best wishes. Anne Marie. Our Lady’s Pre-School Manager.