Welcome to our EYFS Unit - Fledglings and Wrens - our teachers are Mrs Ervine and Mrs Lead and our teaching assistants are Ms Daniels, Ms Newing and Ms Andrews

Welcome back to our second spring term in Fledglings. Thankfully we are now beginning to see signs that winter is nearly over and spring is just around the corner! The children have loved spotting the first snowdrops, the budding daffodils and now the crocuses that are blooming around the school grounds. We have already visited the nature garden on a couple of occasions and have begun to spring clean our outdoor area; picking up the old leaves, digging over the muddy areas and moving our resources around!

We are really looking forward to another action-packed term ahead, getting outside even more and discovering new and old activities that we love doing in the garden.

  • Projects, Plans and Routines – We have kicked off this term with a mini project about daffodils. We started the week with a gloriously sunny ‘daffodil hunt’ around the school grounds, we have been listening to the famous William Wordsworth poem about these beautiful flowers and painting them for a new art display in our cloakroom area. Next week it is Book Week at school and the children will be listening to lots of stories, making their own books, reading dens and celebrating World Book Day (Thursday) by coming to school dressed in their pyjamas. Remember to bring a teddy and a favourite book to school with you too. We will also be discovering the beautiful season of Spring this term and are hoping to find some frogspawn in the school pond so that we can watch it hatch and grow.

From September 2018, our two Early Years Classes, currently Fledglings and Wrens, will be joined together to form an exciting new ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Unit’. Children aged from three to five years of age will have the opportunity to learn and play alongside each other in our innovative and challenging new early years setting.

Please click on the link below for details of our price list and session times.

Nursery price list September 2018

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Free Early Years Education Guidance

At Fledglings we are pleased to be able to offer up to 30 hours of free childcare per week over 38 weeks. All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education. These free sessions funded by Local Authority equate to five sessions of three hours per week. 

Delivery patterns of free early education available at fledglings

Sessions

Times

Weeks Per Year

Price

Morning Session

9.00 am – 12.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only

Free

Afternoon Session

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only

Free

Further information on eligibility and extended entitlement can be found on the government website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk).

Please note that funded universal hours claimed at the beginning of each term will be fixed for the whole term (i.e. Autumn Term 1&2, Spring Term 3&4, Summer Term 5&6), any adjustments can only be made at the beginning of the next new term i.e. Autumn, Spring and Summer.

Please note that the Free Early Education does not include lunch. Lunch meals are available at additional cost of £2.30 per meal.

If you take up extra childcare over and above your child’s free entitlement, you will only ever be charged for the extra hours. Additional/non-funded hours can be paid for at a rate of £13.00 per session. Invoices will be emailed to you at the beginning of each month and fees are to be paid within 14 days of receipt of invoice. Payments can be made by cash, cheques, childcare vouchers or online bank transfers.

To claim the Free Early Education the child’s legal documentation, i.e. birth certificate or passport will be required on registration.

Payment of Fees

No deposit or registration fee required. Invoices will be issued on a monthly basis payable in advance. The account should be settled by the end of the second week of the invoice period. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, childcare vouchers or bank transfer. The fees may be subject to periodic reviews, increases will be notified at least one month in advance.

Fees cover all non-funded sessions for which the child is enrolled including any sessions not attended by the child for instance due to illness/holiday. One calendar month’s notice will be required to cancel a place/or reduce sessions, failure to follow to provide this notice will incur the usual fee of £13 per session. Please note that no notice period is required for Free Early Education places.

Non-payment of fees will result in the following actions by the nursery: Children in receipt of Free Early Education will only be able to attend nursery for their Free Early Education. Hours outside of this entitlement will not be available to access until the outstanding amount has been settled. Children who do not receive funding will be requested to not attend the setting until the outstanding amount has been paid.

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