A completed Childcare Agreement Form and Registration fee and deposit are required to secure your child’s place.
Registration Fee and Deposit
The registration fee of £55 covers administration and settling session. A deposit of two weeks fees is required at the time of booking.
The deposit will be refunded by the last day of the following month of your child’s leaving date, providing a minimum period of three months attendance and appropriate notice has been given.
Fees and Invoices
Childcare accounts are payable monthly, in advance for a calendar month if childcare. Accounts are payable by standing order, bank transfer or cash. We also accept childcare vouchers and the tax free childcare scheme.
Invoices will be Issued In the week preceding the start of the month and will be due for payment by 1st month. Unless there is prior arrangement a charge of £50 will be made for fees outstanding after 5th of the month also incurring £10 per day for every day after this date.
Any parent or carer whose fees remain unpaid after 5th of the month, without prior agreement of the nursery manager risks their child’s space at the nursery being withdrawn.
No refunds are given for sessions missed due to sickness or holidays or unavoidable nursery closure. Be aware that the number of days childcare provided each month will vary. Bank holidays closure will still be charged for.
If you expect to be late collecting your child please notify the nursery as soon as possible. If notified, the additional time will be charged at the standard hourly rate. Un-notified late collection will be charged at a rate of £10 per 15 minutes to cover emergency staffing and other arrangements.
In case of default on payment the nursery reserves the right to apply a £50 administration fee for preparation of court papers and interest charged at 10% above the banks base rate. The nursery will not be responsible for collection of fees from third parties except in the case of statutory nursery education funding. The nursery will give parents and carers two months notice of fee increases which will normally be reviewed in April.
The nursery sessions run from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday ti Friday. The nursery Is open all year round except bank holidays.
Termination, cancellation and change of sessions
One month notice is required by either party for any change is sessions or termination of agreement. If parents choose to leave prior to the end of their notice, fees are non-refundable. The minimum period for any permanent change to sessions is one month. If the notified start date is changed by the parent, we reserve the right to charge from the original start date notified on the agreement form.
The nursery reserves the right to terminate the agreement with immediate effect in case of non payment of fees, or if a parent, carer or child displays abusive, threatening or otherwise Inappropriate behaviour, or for any other reasonable cause.
Intimidation or abuse to our staff will not be tolerated and may result In immediate termination. In all other cases the standard notice period of one month will apply.
The nursery has extensive insurance to cover for nursery based activities and outings. Details of the insurance may be requested from the nursery manager. The certificate is displayed in the nursery.
Personal property and belongings
The nursery cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any parents, carers or child’s property or belongings. Every reasonable effort will be made by the nursery staff to ensure that property or belongings is not damaged.
Please ensure your child’s clothing is clearly labelled and we suggest that all toys, books and equipment are left at home.
The nursery accepts no liability for any losses suffered by parents arising directly or indirectly, as a result of the nursery being temporarily closed or non admittance of your child to the nursery for any reason. We accept no responsibility for children whilst in their parents care on nursery premises. We will not be liable to parents and/or children for any economic loss of any kind, for damage to the child’s or parents property, for any loss resulting from a claim made by any third party or for any special, Indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind.
Accidents and illness
The nursery reserves the right to administer first aid and any emergency treatment as required. Parents will be informed of all accidents and will be asked to sign an accident record form. If emergency treatment at hospital is required the nursery will make all reasonable attempts to contact the parents but if this is not possible we are authorised to act on behalf of the parents and authorise any necessary emergency treatment.
We will administer prescribed medicines only If parents have completed a medicine consent form.
We may require parents to withdraw their child from nursery in the event that they require special medical care and attention which Is not available or reused by the parent, or it is considered that the child is not well enough to attend nursery. We may also ask parents to withdraw their child from nursery if we have reasonable cause to believe that the child is suffering from or has suffered from any communicable disease or infection and there remains a danger that other children may Contract such a disease or infection. Please refer to our illness and infections policy. Parents must inform nursery If the child is suffering from any illness, sickness and allergies before attending the nursery. The nursery is mindful of the needs of working parents and will endeavour to provide as much continuity of service as possible within the recommendations of the Health Protection Agency by which the nursery Is bound.
These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement and understanding between the parents (Including other carers) and the nursery. Any other understandings, agreements, warranties, conditions, terms and representations, whether verbal or written, expressed or implied are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We reserve the right to update/amend these Terms and Conditions at anytime. One month notice will be given of any changes made.
The nursery is operated by Jelly Beans Day Nursery.
I have read and understand these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.
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