Fees and Funding
All Saints Wise Owls is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, 38 weeks of the year (during term time).
We are a small pre school with a maximum of 17 children at any one time, this enables us to create very close, supportive relationships and truly get to know all children individually.
We accept children in receipt of the 2 Year Old Funding, 15 hours Universal Entitlement and also (since April 2018) the 30 hours Extended Entitlement. Parents/Carers of children in receipt of funding will be asked to complete and sign a Provider Agreement declaring the number of hours claimed at settings your child attends. For further information please see here: https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare
Current Rates from September 2018 are:
£4.50 per hour for children aged 2 years
£4.00 per hour for children aged 3-4 years
On signing your child’s Registration form, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:
Fees are reviewed annually within Committee Meetings. Research into charges within the local area is conducted to ensure we remain fair in our charges.
Pre-School fees are charged monthly in advance. Online bank payments are preferred. Payment is expected within the month of the invoice being issued.
Invoices will be emailed monthly and can also be printed by request.
A 4 week notice period of any additional holidays/absences (outside of school holidays) is required. Once this notice has been given, a 50% discount will be applied to fees (50% payment is still required to keep your child’s space open for them).
Absence due to illness will be charged at the normal rate. If, however your child is absent due to long term illness please bring this to the attention of the manager who can discuss it with you.
Links with the Community
There is a partnership between All Saints Primary School and the pre-school. We have regular meetings to exchange information and ideas. We often take a walk in the village to enjoy nature or to visit the school. Children are taught road safety procedures and are strongly encouraged to wear reflective clothing.
Helping for the Day!
We enjoy and encourage the link between parent and pre-school. We welcome parent's help during pre-school sessions at any time. Most parents find this very rewarding allowing them to see their child within a different surrounding and to see how they are progressing. There is a parent helper policy which explains the role in more detail.
Although not compulsory, we do have blue sweatshirts and t-shirts with our logo on it. Things can get quite messy so we discourage children from wearing their best clothes! Both are available from the pre-school. It is handy to keep a pair of wellies at the school but we do have lots of spares. All clothes must be clearly named.
Lunchboxes are kept cool in our fridge. We encourage the children to eat the most nutritious parts of their packed lunch first. We have a healthy eating policy that we hope parents will adhere to. We recognise that some of our children may have special dietary needs and we are careful that these are observed.
Pre-school outings are taken whenever possible. They are a wonderful way for children to explore the big, wide world and experience new things. We go to places such as The Donkey Sanctuary, seaside, farms, and fire stations, etc.