FREE ENTITLEMENT SESSIONS - an explanation of how it works
Every child is eligible for 15 hours Free Entitlement Sessions (FE) in the term AFTER they turn 3, these sessions/hours can be used between a maximum of 2 settings. Two year old children in certain circumstances are also now offered FE. The number of hours taken up can be fewer than 15 hours to meet individual requirements of each individual child and should be agreed with parents. Any hours over 15 are subject to normal pre-school fees. Some children aged 3 and 4 will be eligible for 30 hours of Free Entitlement. These hours can be used can be used as a morning or whole day session. Any child staying for a whole day will be charged a £5 fee for the lunch time period, called "lunch club". Free Entitlement cannot be used to pay for lunch club. More information and an eligibility checker for 30 hours Free Entitlement can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Crocodoodle Creative Pre-school follows The Statutory Framework and The Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. The pre-school must comply with statutory responsibilities in relation to Child Protection and Health & Safety. The pre-school must be registered with Ofsted. In order to receive Free Entitlement Sessions for your child you must complete a Parental Declaration (provided by us). You will need to provide a copy of your child’s passport or birth certificate. Both of these documents will be held for 5 years by W.S.C.C.
Crocodoodle Creative Pre-school will offer sessions for 38 weeks of the year. At time of print fees are £15 per session. Fees are not charged for bank holidays, therefore we do not offer sessions in lieu of these, or for days missed due to illness or family holidays. If the nursery is closed due to an emergency as outlined in our emergency closure policy, fees will not be refunded, Free Entitlement days cannot be altered or sessions in lieu cannot be rearranged. If you have any queries regarding Free Entitlement Sessions, please speak to a member of staff. Alternatively contact The Family Information Service 01243 777807
POLICY REVIEWED JULY 2017 - NEXT REVIEW DUE JULY 2018