Starting Pre-School

Admissions

 

We welcome children who are 3 or will be turning 3 during the term you wish them to start. We prefer children to attend for at least 3 mornings per week so that each child can develop positive relationships with the staff, particularly the key person, and the other children. This enables the staff to identify and implement appropriate play and learning experiences in all areas based on each child’s needs and experiences as required by the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Settling in

The Pre-school team very much welcome the opportunity to get to know the children before they start and also for the children to become familiar with the pre-school surroundings.  Supplementary information is gathered, on an ‘All about me’ sheet.

You will be invited for a welcome visit which will take place in preschool.  This will provide an opportunity for the Key person and another member of the team to get to know your child and for you to ask any questions. There will be an opportunity to meet with the child’s key person after 1 term (approx 6 weeks) to discuss how they have settled.

For your child’s first day at preschool you are welcome to stay with them and then they will start independently of parent with negotiated separation periods based on the child’s need.

 

Registering your child

If you would like to register your child for a place at pre-school, please contact our Administrator on 0117 9622338 or preschool@westburybaptist.org.uk . The waiting list is kept in date order based on the date the waiting list application form is received by the Administrator. We have an intake in September, January and April (subject to availability) and places are allocated during the summer term (April/May) for the next academic year.

Fees

For those children who are not yet eligible for the Free Early Education Entitlement or who claim it all elsewhere, or who exceed the 15 hours per week free provision, the fees will be as follows:

Hourly Fee £7 per hour
Morning session (9.00am – 12.00pm) £21.00 per session
Morning session (9.00am – 1.00pm) £28.00 per session
All Day session* (9.00am – 3.00pm) £42.00 per session
(*Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays only)

Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare
You are welcome to pay fees and the consumable charge using Childcare Vouchers or Tax Free Childcare.  

Consumable Charge

There is a termly (Autumn, Spring & Summer) consumable charge for all children attending preschool,
based on the number of days in attendance.
 2 days – £38
 3 days – £57
 4 days – £76
 5 days – £95.00

The early years entitlement funding is intended to deliver childcare only. The consumable charge is
intended to contribute towards (but is not limited to) the cost of items not covered by the funding such
as snacks, end of term parties, cards and presents for the children, preschool events such as mothers
and fathers day celebrations, easter egg hunts, sports days, nativities and additional activities such as
cooking, food tasting and our annual forest school trip.

All children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium will not be charged this fee.

Dropping off

The preschool doors are open at 9.00am.

Illness
Parents are asked to keep their children at home if they are ill and to inform the preschool as to the nature of the illness.  We will make every effort to stop the spread of infection within the setting but can only do this with the co-operation of parent/carers.

Below is a list of the most common childhood ailments that are infectious and the recommended exclusion period.

Coughs, colds and sore throats – we appreciate that children often pick up cold viruses without being ill and accept they do not need to be stay away from the setting, however, if they have raised temperature, continued cough, or are unable to eat, then exclusion will be necessary.

Any child with sickness or diarrhoea must be kept away from pre-school for at least 48 hours after the last episode of sickness and/or diarrhoea

Temperatures – any child with a raised temperature, even if not accompanied by any other symptoms, should be kept away.

Further information regarding exclusion periods and general health protection for children regarding Infection Control can be found at
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-protection-in-schools-and-other-childcare-facilities

Testimonials

Parent Feedback

‘This is a fabulous, nurturing pre-school in which our daughter has thrived’

‘…..he can now count very well and write his name. He is confident and happy which I believe has come from his experiences in Pre-school……..Westbury Baptist Pre-school is a wonderful pre-school, my son has enjoyed every minute…’

‘…..I would recommend Westbury Baptist Pre-school to everyone.’