- Welcome to Pre-School
- Pre-School Staff
- Pre-School Sessions
- Pre-School Staffing Ratios
- Pre-School Additional Information
- Pre-School Application for Admission
- Pre-School Health and Safety
- Pre-School Aims and Objectives
- Early Years Foundation Stage
- Pre School Ofsted Reports
- Pre-School Policies
- Pre-School Information
- Pre-School Photos
- Contact Details
The Pre-School is a purpose built nursery unit situated within the main primary school grounds.
Sessions are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Term time only:
Mornings (Only) 9:00am – 12:00am - Doors will open at 11.50am
Afternoons (Only) 12:30pm - 3:30pm – Doors will open at 3.15pm
Full Day Care 9.00 am – 3.00pm - Doors will open at 2.55pm
(Full day care - children will be offered the opportunity to have a hot meal purchased from the main school’s kitchen)
Please inform a member of staff if you are collecting your child earlier or dropping them in later than stated above.
Early Education Funding – Funded childcare to support your child’s best start in life
3 and 4 year olds - Funding
For the universal 15 hours this will start the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.
30 Hours of Funded Early Education For 3 and 4 year olds
Working parents who meet the earnings criteria could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of early education, making up a total of up to 30 hours per week.
Criteria: Parents in paid employment or self employed, with an expected income of at least £120.00 a week and do not earn more than £100,000 a year.
Parents will need to apply online at the HMRC website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for a new Gateway Account. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation code. Parents will need information from their P60 to verify their identity, National insurance number and the date they started their current employment/self-employment. If applicable, their partner’s National Insurance number and employment start date.
Parents will be able to apply for both tax-free childcare and the 30 hours online at the same time. Parents will need to give St. Gabriel’s Pre-school a number called a Dern code: an 11 digit reference code to claim the funding for your child.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for 3 and 4 year olds - This is part of the government’s objective to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. EYPP@staffordshire.gov.uk
The free entitlement of funded 2 year old places (children under 3 year olds) is for 15 hours per week. The free entitlement is targeted at disadvantaged 2 year olds meeting the government’s criteria.
For the children who are waiting to receive funding, their fees are £15.00 per session. Fees are still payable if a child is ill or takes holidays during term time.
We ask you to put weekly fees into an envelope marked with child’s name and give them to a member of staff. NO BAD DEBTS ARE TO BE INCURRED
To help with the cost of providing a wider range of healthy snacks/foods, cooking activities, and food tasting activities, we would require £1.50 per child each week or £15.00 per term.
If you have any worries managing payments please speak to the Manager
Mrs. Theresa Miller