We have answered below the questions that we are asked most often. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
1How do we claim our child's government funding?
By completing a funding agreement form that we provide. Sessions need to be agreed on a termly basis and you can claim up to 15 hours per week – term time. Your child can attend more than 15 hours a week but these will be charged for at our standard hourly rate.
From September 2017 children of working parents in Cambridgeshire will be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per term time week. You can find more detail about that here: 30 hours free childcare
2When does government funding become available?
Currently Early years funding is available the term after your child reaches 3 years of age. However your child may also be eligible for funding from 2 years. Please contact the Children’s Centre at Bar Hill to see if your child is eligible.
3What is the cost of a session if it is not funded?
Additional sessions are charged at our standard hourly rate. To find out our current rate, please use our Contact Us page to get in touch with Catherine Clarkson at *protected email*, or speak to her at Preschool.
4How can we get extra Lunch Sessions?
All lunch sessions need to be pre-booked. Talk to Sarah or Anne, who will be able to advise if/when this will be possible. You can talk to them at Preschool or please see Contact Us for telephone or email options.
5How can we support our child's learning at home?
Your child’s ‘Key Person’ will be happy to provide advice.
6How do we buy preschool uniform?
7Can we find out term dates?
8Do you have an open day so we can arrange a visit?
9What happens if my child is ill?
Please phone the preschool on 01954 206060 if your child is unwell and not able to attend their usual sessions.
10Can we take holidays in term time?
We do not prohibit families from taking holiday in term time however there will be no reduction in fees for time absent as the provision for your child will still be in place.
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