Little Lambs Pre-school is accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community and surrounding areas. Little Lambs operates a first come first served waiting list so to avoid disappointment please place your childs name down as soon as possible.
We welcome both Parents and carers, all religions and social groups, children with and without disabilities. We do not discriminate against a child or their family, or prevent entry to our setting, on the basis of colour, ethnicity, religion or social background. We do not discriminate against a child with a disability or refuse a child entry to our setting for reason relating to disability.
We take action against any discriminatory behaviour by staff or parents. Displaying of openly discriminatory and possibly offensive materials, name calling, or threatening behaviour are unacceptable on or around the premises and will be dealt with in the strongest manner. For more detail and further information, please see our Equality of Opportunity Policy in the Policy Handbook or on our website.
Little Lambs receives funding from the Local Education Authority from the term following your child's third birthday. Fees apply for any sessions where funding is not received. We have 40 spaces per session and charge *£14.00 (accurate at September 2021) per non-funded session. The pre-school is open for approximately 38 weeks per year. Breaks usually coincide with the local primary schools.
For children in receipt of funding, the appropriate forms must be filled in and returned within the first week of term or by 'Headcount' day. If forms are not returned before 'Headcount' day we are unable to claim funding for that child. If this happens, you are liable for the full cost for that term. Please see funding leaflet below for further details
Fees must be paid 4 weekly in advance and should commence within the first week of term or the first week of your child starting at preschool. If you have any difficulty making a payment then please speak to a member of staff.
Fees remain due even though your child may be ill or on holiday.
Unfortunately, there can be no making up days in lieu of missed or changed days, and no swapping sessions.
If late payment of more than four school days occurs, a reminder will automatically be sent out. If at the end of a half term fees are outstanding, your child will be unable to return to pre-school until the debt is clear. Continual late or non-payment will result in your child losing his/her place permanently. If you decide to cancel one or more sessions for your child during term we are unable to refund the fees paid.
* The figures quoted are subject to change and may be increased.
From the term after your child's third birthday you are entitled to claim up to 15 hours free nursery education.
We also offer 30 hours funding for children who are eligible.
For each term we receive nursery education grant we are required to ask parents to complete a parent contract form.
Please see leaflet below for details and to check eligibility.