I work to an open admissions policy. I do not reject admissions due to ethnicity, disability and apply equal opportunities to all.
No child is guaranteed a place at my setting until a written contract is completed by all parties.
I will not discriminate against any child because of disruptive or challenging behaviour.
I am able to deliver Government funded, free entitlement places for entitled 3 and 4 year olds. I am able to deliver Government funded, free entitlement places for entitled children aged 2 Years old. Other children may not be in receipt of this funding within my setting.
When registering for a Government funded placement all forms need to be completed and paperwork checked before the Council official headcount date. Failure to complete these forms before the headcount date unfortunately prevents funding to be accepted until the following term. I require sight of and copies of the child’s birth certificate and proof of child’s postcode before applying to the local authority for funding.
I can only offer places up to the number stated on my Ofsted registration. Once this number has been reached a child may be placed on a waiting list, but no guarantee can be offered of a place.
Accepting admission is complete when a contractual obligation is fulfilled to pay one month in advance unless otherwise stated on contract.
Meals can be provided but are at an additional cost of £1.90 per meal.
If a child does not attend a free session this is non repayable and may not be changed to an alternative day.
As a self employed business I determine the pricing that I set for hours in addition to the free entitlement.
Deposits will be charged for non-entitlement places held for children due to start in future weeks or for children not attending due to parent’s leave of absence e.g. maternity leave.
Any charges in addition to the free entitlement will be payable monthly in advance on the first working day of the week closest to the 1st of the month.
If fees are not paid on time then an additional fee may be applied unless already agreed between parties. Late payment fee of £10.00 will be applicable.
Fees are re-evaluated April of every year, any changes will be given in writing by 1st March.
Financal support may be available e.g. Childcare vouchers may be available through employers or childcare element of Working Families Tax Credit.
I apply my admissions policy to all requests for a free entitlement place.
If a place is not offered then parents/carers have a right to appeal against this decision.
Appeals should be made to me in the first instance and recorded.
If this does not resolve the matter then you can contact NCA on 0845 8383 724.
If they cannot resolve the matter then you should contact NCC Early Years and Childcare Services on 01604 237935 as they are accountable for the delivery of free entitlement in Northamptonshire.
Funding For Children aged 2