From Nursery fees and Childcare Voucher information, to our Sickness Policy and Early Years Entitlement Funding, you’ll find all the information you require listed here.
Nursery Fees Schedule for Autumn Term 2017 to Summer Term 2018
(This Fee Schedule must be read in conjunction with the Standard Terms and Conditions)
Registration Fee £100
Acceptance Deposit* £750
* The Acceptance Deposit is refundable for children who progress through to the Preparatory School Year 3. It is refunded against your final invoice from the School.
The fees are inclusive of lunch in the Nursery and all outings, Forest School, swimming lessons, before and after school care, specialist teachers e.g. PE and Games teaching, Modern Foreign Languages, Drama, Music, Dance and creative art specialist lessons (visiting artists and Mr Riggs!) etc. in both Pre-Prep and the Nursery. The chargeable extras include peripatetic activities including speech and drama, aikido, ballet and individual music lessons; if you choose these as an extra.
Nursery (Age 0 to 4)
All Day Session (07.30 – 17.45#) £49.50
Morning Session (07.30 – 12.30) £28.90
Afternoon Session (12.30 – 17.45#) £28.90
Children can be collected anytime from 15.30 and can be dropped off any time in the morning before 09.00. If you require a 07.30 drop, this will need to be booked in advance.
Pre-Preparatory (Age 4 to 7)
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 £2,375 (lunch £2.30 per day)
Refunds or alternative sessions cannot be offered in the event of non-attendance.
Some employers are including Nursery and Childcare Vouchers as part of the remuneration package offered to their employees. These vouchers can be used against childcare provision such as nursery and holiday club sessions.
Please note that these vouchers are different to the Early Years Funding for three and four year olds, which will still be applicable.
The School accepts vouchers from a number of providers, please contact the Finance Department on 01823 703142 for account details.
The Early Years Entitlement Funding
In order that our families are able to access our provision we have agreed to adopt and work in Partnership with the Somerset Code of Practice for Early Years.
Somerset offers a maximum of 570 hours per year of Early Years Entitlement (EYE) for some two year olds and all three and four year olds. There are a further 570 hours available to three and four year olds for qualifying families. These can be accessed flexibly in our setting throughout 51 weeks of the year. Our stretched offer affords you more flexibility and aims to support a working family life.
There is no minimum entitlement per day but the maximum hours per week that may be claimed is 15 for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds. For those families qualifying for the additional entitlement, the maximum amount of hours which can be claimed each week is 30.
Taunton School Pre-Prep and Nursery are able to pass on the Early Years Funding Formula base rate worth £3.91 an hour, to be reviewed in April 2018. This funding reflects the quality of our purpose-built facilities, highly qualified staff and inclusive programme. We have swimming teachers, specialist music staff, qualified teachers in all EYFS rooms and specialist facilities for the children to use. You are able to join us for a free swimming session on a Wednesday, and Nursery children have the opportunity to swim once or twice a week.
More detail regarding the above can be found within the Early Years Entitlement Funding Policy.
Somerset County Council provides lots of information and guidance to help you make an informed choice. More information is available online on www.somersetchoices.org.uk or by calling 0300 1232224.
We also have information leaflets, please contact Harriet Scott-Bolton, our Nursery Admissions Administrator on 01823 703302 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Parents who are not satisfied that their child has been able to access their Early Years Entitlement should raise their concerns initially with Mrs McLauchlan, Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery. If you are unhappy with the response you can also ask the local Government Ombudsman to investigate your complaint further.
PO Box 4771
Advice line: 0300 061 0614 or visit www.lgo.org.uk
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