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What age can my child start Pre-School? We are insured to take children from 2 years old, however from experience we have found that some children settle better when they are older.
How much does a session cost? Currently the fees are £5.55 per hour.
How often can my child attend Pre-School? We recommend a minimum of 2 sessions per week in order for your child to have time to settle and be able to build relationships with other children up to a maximum of 5 full days depending on avaliablity.
Can I increase the number of sessions my child attends? Yes, providing there are spaces avaliable.
Can I decrease the number of sessions my child attends? Yes, but you will need to speak to the setting manager and provide 6 weeks written notice to confirm what you will be changing to.
What should my child wear to Pre-School?

Please ensure that your child comes wearing suitable clothing and footwear for play, as it may not always stay clean especially during outdoor and messy play activities. It helps both us and your child if the clothes they wear can be easily removed to allow independent toileting. Though not compulsary you are able to purchase sweatshirts and polo shirts with the Pre-School logo on which the children enjoy wearing. Download Forms Section

In the winter children still use the outside play areas so please provide them with warm winter coats, hat, gloves and wellington boots (if wearing wellington boots please provide alternative footwear for indoor play)

In the summer please ensure that your child comes to Pre-school with suncream already applied a suitable hat that covers their neck, and suitable secure footwear (Flip Flop and Crocs are not suitable as children struggle to keep them on their feet whilst playing)

When will my child be funded to attend Pre-School? Fees have to be paid up until the term after the childs 3rd Birthday, this is when they become funded, For example: If your child is 3 during October they will be funded from January.
Do you accept 30 hours funding and 2 year old funding? Yes we do, All information and forms can be found on www.havering.gov.uk website.
What should I put in my childs packed lunch?

In line with the local schools the following are recommended:

  • They will need to bring their lunch in a named box.
  • We advise you to only give them food they can manage easily
  • PLEASE DON'T GIVE THEM MORE THAN THEY CAN EAT.

    PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD'S LUNCH IN CLING FILM AS THEY FIND IT DIFFICULT TO OPEN AND CAN CAUSE A SAFETY ISSUE

  • We recommend
  • 1/2 a Sandwich
  • Fruit juice in a carton or plastic bottle
  • And a selection of any the following:
  • 1/2 a packet of crisps (as it takes children a long time to eat a full packet)
  • A small pot of fruit or vegetables
  • A yogurt

  • Please note children are not permitted to have chocolate or fizzy drinks in their packed lunch

    What should I do when my child is ill?

    Please inform the setting if your child has anything that is contagious - other parents need to be made aware.

    If your child is ill with sickness/diarrhea, In line with Havering's Guidelines your child should be kept at home until 48 hours (for under 5's) after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea, as this will help reduce the spreading of the infection.

    Our policy is that we do not accept children who have been unwell for whatever reason until 48 hours have passed.