Our main intake is in September when places become available as children move on to school. Depending on our September uptake, we may also have a small intake in January and April. If you select a January or April date we will get in touch if a place becomes available otherwise you will be guaranteed a place for the following September.
Please note that from September 2020 we require a minimum attendance of 2 days a week. We will no longer take children one day a week unless by special arrangement to meet a child’s specific needs.
For more information about our admissions policy please click here
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
In the first instance we will send you an email to confirm your child’s place. You will then receive an email invitation to our online parent portal - FAMLY. We use FAMLY for many things including obtaining registration details such as home address and emergency contact details as well as for invoicing and payments.
For more information about FAMLY please click here.
settling in and all about me meeting
Our parent handbook contains more information about our settling in policy. In brief, before, children start with us we will arrange a 1:1 meeting between you (your family) and one of the team, usually the key person. This meeting helps us get to know your child a little bit before they start with us. The first few weeks are viewed as settling in sessions. The first week is mornings only from 9-12 with no packed lunch required and the second week is 9-2 when the children stay on and have lunch.
For full details, please see our settling in policy; click here.
There is a £25.00 registration fee for anyone paying for their child's place or using additional hours. This will be included in your first invoice.
We require a £50 returnable deposit to hold your place. Once you have a profile on FAMLY we will send you an invoice for the £50 deposit. Please make payment ASAP as this is how we guarantee your place. The deposit will be deducted from any future invoices.
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION (funded hours only)
We request that parents/carers contribute 50p towards morning snack and £1.00 towards the ‘added extras’ that arise throughout the week/term/year (e.g. bus fares for staff on trips, gardening resources, workshop contributions, special resources purchased etc) per day. This additional £1.50 a day is only applied to those using the government funded hours. It does not apply to those paying the daily free of £41.25. You will be invoiced monthly through FAMLY for this additional contribution. To put this in to real terms, if your child attends 2 days a week we will request an additional £3.00 per week (£12.00 per month).
INVOICing and payments
If paying for your child’s place you will be sent an invoice on the 1st of the month. For example, if your child starts in September you will receive an invoice on the 1st September for the month of September. Invoices must be paid within 10 days of receipt. All payments must be made through FAMLY unless using childcare vouchers (see below).
VOUCHER PAYMENTS and tax free childcare allowance
We accept a variety of childcare vouchers. If paying by childcare vouchers, please let us know when you have made payment and how much. We are registered with the following providers:
Eden Red: P21060292
Care 4: 22954380
We also accept the tax free childcare allowance. All of the accounts are linked to the Ofsted registration number EY546746 and postcode BS4 4DY.
GOVERNMENT FUNDED HOURS
We offer the government funded hours to parents who are entitled to it; all children aged 3-4 are eligible for Government funding from the term after their third birthday. Funding is available for 38 weeks of the year (during term time) and cannot be used to pay for holiday club care. If you go over your total entitlement, the hourly rate of £5.50 p/h* will apply for the preschool.
We offer the full 15 or 30 hours a week and we do not place any restrictions on when or how you can use the hours. You can either use all 15 or 30 hours with us or split them across other providers (with a limit of 3 providers at a time and no more than two in one day). It is the provider's responsibility to claim your funded entitlement.
In order for us to claim the 15 or 30 hours you will need to complete a EYR1 form (issued by Bristol City Council). Please click here to download the form. You will need to return this form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents can access the 30 hours entitlement if they (each, in dual-parent families) earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage – or national minimum wage for those under 25 and at the top of the scale earn less than £100,000 per year. The minimum threshold is based on income not the number of hours worked, so a parent could be working for less than 16 hours per week but earning the equivalent of 16 hours at national minimum or living wage. Self-employed parents and those on zero hours contracts are also be eligible, as are families where only one parents is employed but the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities or is disabled.
For more information on the funded hours please click on the following links: