Dates for your diary
Late Collection of Children
The committee has decided that from Tuesday 1st December 2016 the charge for late collection of children will be £6 per 15 minutes or any part of 15 minutes. Therefore a child collected 20 minutes after the end of a session the charge will be £12.
This applies to parents and carers of children who are regularly collected late.
This is at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. The afternoon session are full therefore a member of staff may have to stay beyond their contracted working hours to ensure the staffing child ratios remain correct.
The pre-school prospectus states -
To avoid upsetting your child please return promptly at the end of the session. If for any reason you are delayed please phone the pre-school as soon as possible. An additional charge will be made if late collection becomes a regular occurrence.
The Uncollected Child policy states
(Available on the www.mortimerpreschool.com)
§ If a child is not collected at the end of the session we follow the procedures below:
- The child’s file is checked for any information about changes to the normal collection routines.
- If no information is available, parents/carers are contacted at home or at work.
- If this is unsuccessful, the adults who are authorised by the parents to collect their child from the setting - and whose telephone numbers are recorded on the Registration Form - are contacted.
- All reasonable attempts are made to contact the parents or nominated carers.
- The child does not leave the premises with anyone other than those named on the Registration Form or in their file.
- If no-one collects the child after the setting has closed and there is no-one who can be contacted to collect the child, we apply the procedures for uncollected children.
- We contact our local authority children’s social care team.
- The child stays at the setting in the care of two fully-vetted workers until the child is safely collected either by the parents or by a social care worker.
- Social care will aim to find the parent or relative. If they are unable to do so, the child will become looked after by the local authority.
- Under no circumstances will staff go to look for the parent, nor do they take the child home with them. A full written report of the incident is recorded in the child’s file.
§ Depending on circumstances, we reserve the right to charge parents for the additional hours worked by our staff.
§ Ofsted may be informed: Tel 03001231231
30 Hour Free Childcare Entitlement
In September 2017 the government is increasing the free early education entitlement for working parents of three and four year olds. Those that meet the eligibility criteria will be entitled to a total for 1140 hours per annum.
In order for providers to plan for this change we ask you to complete the following survey. By completing this form you are not making a future commitment to take up specific forms of childcare. Equally Mortimer Hall Pre-School is not committing to providing the types of childcare described below.
The survey is being conducted in order to shape the future of childcare at Mortimer Hall Pre-School.
The Summer Term started on Monday 24th April 2017 and we break for half term on Friday 26th May 2017. Don't forget that we are closed on Monday 1st May for bank holiday and again on Thursday 4th May for polling. See Term Dates page for full details
Next Committee Meeting
The next committee meeting will be in September (date TBC) in the back room at pre-school. Parents are welcome to attend.
Visit from Zoolab
We are lucky enough to have another visit from Zoolab scheduled for Tuesday 23rd May 2017. We try to rotate the days on which Zoolab visits to try to ensure that as many children as possible can enjoy this super experience.
The UK's No.1 Animal Experience and Lifelong Learning Company