Parent/carer Information

Fees

There is a £10 admin fee when your child first joins to enable to set up the paperwork ready for them.

If your child is only accessing the Government funding at the time of registering, this admin fee is waived.

Our prices are set at an hourly rate depending on the age of your child. Fees are invoiced termly and can be paid weekly or monthly by arrangement.

2yrs = £4.50 per hour

3-4yrs = £4.20 per hour

There is an additional 50p per session fee for consumable items (soap, snacks etc)

If your child is only accessing the Government funding, this additional fee is considered to be a donation.

PLEASE NOTE: Your child will be eligible for funding the term following their 3rd birthday. The hourly rate will also change the term following their 3rd birthday.

Government Funding

Somerset County Council will fund 570 hours per year, this will start in the funding period after your child's 3rd birthday and will last for 3 funding periods. Below we have broken down the hours termly as we only operate termly and this is how we will be accessing the funding on your behalf.


AUTUMN: 210 hours

SPRING: 165 hours

SUMMER: 195 hours

You can claim a minimum of 2.5 hours to a maximum of 10 hours a day. After you have used your entitlement you will be charged at the standard preschool hourly rate. Funded hours are still claimed by the setting if a child is ill short term or on holiday.


Information concerning 2 year old funding can be accessed HERE.

An additional 15 hours is being offered by the government if your child is over 3, to see if you are eligible click HERE.

Tapestry

Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the EYFS curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.


Here at WU5 we use Tapestry as a way to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.


Each individual child has their own personal learning journal, which your child's key worker updates with your child's progress. You will receive your own personal login and password to access your child's private journal.

Upon starting at WU5 you will receive the information you need in order to login. There is also an app that is downloadable on your phone/tablet.


To access Tapestry CLICK HERE

Pre-school Committee

Because WU5 is a charity (Charity No: 1048513) it has a group of trustees who form the committee. These are made up of family members of past and present children who attend WU5. The committee has a responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the Pre-school by providing the staff with adequate resources to do this. They also review policies, manage finances as well as voting on important decisions regarding the preschool.  In addition they have an important role in organising fundraising for the Pre-school. These have included discos, cake sales and our annual mouse race. All funds raised from these events are used to purchase and upgrade our equipment as well as help in the day to day costs of running the pre-school.

The committee is always looking for and in need of new members as parents move on as their child leaves WU5. You can give as little or as much time as you can afford and there are meetings typically once a term.

Should you be interested in joining or finding out anything regarding the committee please ask one of the staff members who will be happy to help.

Further information

Please download our prospectus