Heath Lane Nursery School and Children's Club
South Hill Early Years Centre
Telephone number: 01442-234687
Heath Lane Children’s Club operates as an integral part of Heath Lane Nursery School and provides care and education to children from 8.00am to 6pm (subject to demand) 50 weeks per year.
The Club closes for two weeks at Christmas and is also closed for 5 staff training days per school year, 1st September – 31st August. The staff training days will normally coincide with the training days at Heath Lane Nursery School.
The Club is registered to take children from their 3rd birthday. Commencing 1 January 2016, our After School Club will take nursery age children and those in Reception year at primary school.
Our holiday club runs during all school holidays, with the exception of the Christmas holidays, and caters for children aged 3-8 years.
We aim to provide a safe, happy and secure environment in which children can achieve high levels of self-confidence and a positive attitude to learning.
To help children do this we offer a rich variety of learning experiences to encourage investigation and help children make independent and informed choices.
We offer a balanced programme of activities which takes into account skills and concepts linked to the seven areas of learning for Early Years Foundation Stage. These are Personal and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Physical, Communication and Language, Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the World.
REGISTRATION: For families who are only accessing the Children’s Club a non-refundable registration fee of £10 will be required when initially registering your child at Heath Lane Children’s Club.
HOURS OF OPENING:
Breakfast is served between 8am and 8.30am. A light tea is provided at 4.15pm.
Fees must be paid in advance on receipt of a monthly Invoice. Cheques should be made payable to “Heath Lane Nursery School”. Fees are reviewed termly. Priority is given to parents wanting full day care.
Fees are due for payment on the 15th of each month. If fees are not received sessions may be withdrawn with immediate effect.
Ad-hoc sessions must be paid in advance.
The lunch time session can only be booked where children are taking a morning and afternoon session. Children who are attending the Children’s Club all day will be able to have a cooked lunch (depending on availability).
FEES: The school runs from beginning of September to end of August. 15 hours free entitlement is for 190 days in the academic year from September – July. This starts from the term after the child’s third birthday.
A late collection fee of £10 per 15 minutes is charged for late collections.
Management reserve the right to cancel your child’s place if late collection persists.
A flexible place will take place over a minimum of 3 days and parents may pay for additional hours on top of their 15 hours where necessary.
Parents are free to view their child’s records. All policies and OFSTED contact numbers are available or on request from the office.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your child’s care, please do contact the Children’s Club Manager, Mrs Haynes.
Heath Lane Nursery School and Children’s Club reserves the right to alter these regulations. However, parents will be advised accordingly and 6 weeks notice of the alteration will be given.
Parking is available for drop off and collection from Children’s Club in either South Hill Centre car park or Heath Lane Nursery turning circle.
Please respect the disabled parking bays which MUST be available at all times for visitors to the Child Development Centre and occasionally the Nursery.
People use the car park at their own risk. The school accepts no responsibility for injury, damage or loss to persons, vehicles or property.
At Heath Lane Nursery School and Children’s Club we strive to maintain the highest standards at all times. It is important that parents read the following information and adhere to them:
Age of admittance: Heath Lane Children’s Club is registered for children aged 3 years to 8 years inclusive.
Hours of opening: The Club is open from 8am to 6pm subject to availability. A late collection fee of £10 per 15 minutes will be charged for late collection.
Collection: If any person other than yourself is collecting your child, we must be informed of their identity in advance.
Registration: A non-refundable registration fee of £10 will be required when initially registering your child.
Notice periods: Notice of withdrawal – 4 weeks notice in writing or fees in lieu of notice can be waived. Alterations-any request for alteration to your child’s attendance must be received in writing. A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required.
Absences: Please inform the Children’s Club office of any absences. Booked sessions are non-refundable if your child is unwell due to sickness or diarrhoea your child will be unable to attend for 48hrs. This includes the holiday club.
We reserve the right to refuse admittance should this not be upheld. Should a child become sick at school, every effort will be made to make contact with the parents. Please ensure that the Children’s Club office (01442-234687) always has an emergency contact number in an emergency.
Clothing and personal property: All clothing etc. should be marked with the child’s name. Children will be allowed outside in all weathers do please ensure they have suitable clothing. Articles are left at school at the owner’s risk.
Valuables: Children should not bring jewellery, money or anything of value to school. Children should not bring sweets, chocolates, gum or drinks to school without prior consent of the head teacher.
Heath Lane Nursery School and Children’s Club offers parents the option of taking their 15 hours funded entitlement over fewer than 5 days. Places are limited and priority will be given to parents who are working or attending college.