In accordance with government guidelines we are registered to care for 20 children per session. Places are allocated in accordance with our admissions policy.
If you would like your child to attend Ridgeway Under Fives Pre-School you should fill in the enrolment form and return it to the Pre-school, in order for your child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. Enrolment forms and further details can be requested by contacting us.
The government now provides funding for all children from the beginning of the term after their third birthday and in some circumstances funding is available for 2yr olds. Should a child take up the full 32.5 hours available per week and is in receipt of extended funding and the universal funding is being used with us there would be a £2.75 per day charge to cover the extra not covered by government funding.
We accept a voluntary contribution of 25p per session towards the cost of providing the children with a healthy and nutritious snack and to take part in cooking activities.
For children who do not receive a government funded place, the charges are as follows:
– Morning or Afternoon session for a 3yr old is £16.50 and for a 2yr old it is £19.50.
– All day session is £35.75 for a 3yr old and £42.25 for a 2yr old.
Once the 2yr old turns 3 the price will be reduced appropriately.
For funded children Pre-school will issue you with a form each term that will need to be signed and returned to Pre-school by the date stated on the form, in order for the funding for your child to be claimed by Ridgeway Under Fives.
Depending on uptake of places your child may be able to start pre-school from the age of two years, please see above regarding prices per session.
You will be given an invoice at the beginning of each month, up to the end of the term in which your child is three.