HELP WITH CHILDCARE COSTS
•If you work and pay for childcare, your employer might be able to help with some of your childcare costs. Childcare vouchers are one way they can do this. We are registered to accept most vouchers, please ask if your provider is listed, if not we can register to accept.
•If you work and pay for childcare you may be able to apply for childcare tax credits which offer up to 70% of fees subject to eligibility. Contact HMRC on 0345 300 3900 to check if you qualify.
•All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible. For information please go to www.gov.uk/free-early-education or contact your local Council. Childcare setting only have a limited amount of spaces, therefore applications must be completed and sent as soon as possible. From Sept 2017 you could get up to 1140 hours a year. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to check eligibility.
•Free milk is offered to all children (except formula milk) to support the development of healthy teeth and bones.
•We have fresh fruit and vegetables delivered to promote healthy snacks morning and afternoon.
•We have an active outdoor play policy.
•Managing children who are sick or infectious Public Health England
EDUCATION AND CARE
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:
•communication and language;
•physical development; and
•personal, social and emotional development.
We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
•understanding the world; and
•expressive arts and design.
BRING YOUR OWN
•Nappies, wipes, creams and Formula Milk.
SAMPLE MENUS (Please click to see a copy of some of our menus)
•Can be obtained on request
PROSPECTUS (Please click to see a copy)