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Terms and Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR PLACEMENT IN PITTA PATTA DAY NURSERY


AGE OF ADMITTANCE

Children are welcomed from 3 months to 5 years.
 

NURSERY SESSION TIMES

Full day session: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Early Bird: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Children are required to be registered for a minimum of 2 sessions per week, that is, 2 full days.

 

FOOD & DRINK

The Nursery sessions include provision of the following meals for children aged 2 years and over*.
* However the nursery will provide food for children aged 1 and above once a food disclaimer form has been signed and completed. Parents are advised the Nursery shall only provide what is on the Nursery menu for that day and will not be responsible to cater for any dietary requirements for children under 2 years of age. If a parent does not wish for the Nursery to provide the Nursery Menu it is the responsibility of the parents to provide cooked meals for their child/children for under two’s which we will heat and serve.  Please note any child/children over the age of two, all dietary requirements are met.
 

FULL DAY SESSION:  8.00am - 6.00pm

Breakfast 8.15 - 9.00am, mid-morning snack 10.30am
2-course lunch 11.45am and a light tea 3.30pm.

For children aged 3 months to 2 years, parents must provide baby food and child/children’s milk until the child/children are able to accept the Nursery menu or for a child over one year a disclaimer must be signed.

All our policy and procedures are available for inspection on request and can be viewed in our parents’ room.


CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS

Each child should have sufficient clothes for their daily needs plus a spare set in the event of accidents. All items must be clearly marked with the child's name.

Parents must be aware that children are not permitted to bring valuable items with them to the Nursery.  Pitta Patta will not accept responsibility for any subsequent loss or damage.  Any items found will be confiscated and brought to the office.

Parents are asked to provide sun hats and an adequate sun block during the summer months to ensure that the children can benefit from outdoor pursuits. Nursery Management reserve the right to exclude any child from participating in outdoor activities if it is considered that he / she may be at risk from exposure to the sun.

For children who are still in nappies, parents are asked to provide nappies, baby wipes and creams. Failure to do so will result in the Nursery nappies, wipes etc being used at a charge, which will be added to your child’s account.

All children must be provided with indoor slippers and wellington boots for the garden.

There is a policy purchase for a Nursery T-Shirt and Red Rucksack at the cost of £15.00.
 

SICKNESS & ILLNESS

Any child who develops an infectious illness must be kept at home. This includes conditions such as vomiting, diarrhea, discharges from eyes or mouth, conjunctivitis, sore throat and obvious rashes.  In the event of such illnesses, your child must be kept at home for a minimum period of 72 hours.

Any child who has received any form of immunisation or prescribed antibiotics by a GP, must be kept at home for a minimum period of 72 hours.
 

MEDICATION

All medication administered by Pitta Patta must be prescribed by a GP, except in the event of an emergency, such as a high temperature.  In this instance a parent or carer will be contacted to ask permission to administer Calpol to reduce a child's temperature.  The Nursery Management will use their discretion if a child needs to be collected.


HOLIDAYS, ABSENCES & NOTICE PERIOD

The Nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year. The Nursery is closed for one week over the Christmas/New Year period, all statutory bank holidays and three days training, which are held in August, dates to be advised.

Fees are payable at the full rate for all periods of absence, including holidays and sickness.

One months' notice is required by either party to terminate a child’s place in the Nursery, or one months' fees in lieu of notice.
 

HOLDING DEPOSITS AND SETTLING CHILD/CHILDREN 

In the event of a child/children not taking a Nursery place after the holding deposit has been paid for, the start date agreed, or the settling procedure has commenced, the Holding Deposit will be used as notice for a four week period of payment for the child/children's place.

Should you increase your child/children’s days or if there is a fee increase you will be required to pay a top-up of your Holding Deposit in order for your Holding Deposit to be in-line with your payable monthly fees.

 

CHANGE OF DAYS 

In the event of altering the days of attendance at Nursery, 1 month's notice must be given.  If notice is given on the 15th of the month to reduce or increase days, this will be altered on the register from the following full month.

For example, if notice were given on 15th June, the notice of this would be until 15th July, however the change would come into effect from 1st August, availability permitting.

We will do our best to accommodate all changes.  Please note that they are subject to availability, staff / children ratio and requests already made on the waiting list.

(Refer to Policies and Procedures)
 

CANCELLATION 

In the event that a place at the Nursery is no longer required, before the child has commenced at Pitta Patta, 1 week’s cancellation fee will be charged on the account.


FEE SCHEDULE

Fees are payable in accordance with the Fee Schedule. Fees quoted are per child and are based on a pro-rata.  Where 2 or more children from 1 family attend the Nursery for 2 days or more per week, the eldest child (or children if more than 2 siblings) shall be entitled to a 10% reduction on their monthly fees.

 

FEE REDUCTION

Fees are reduced following the child's 2nd birthday, and will come into effect the first full month following the birthday.  For example, if your child/children’s birthday falls in the month of January their fees will be reduced the following month, being February.
 

FEE REQUIREMENT

Fees are payable 1 month in advance plus 1 month refundable Holding Deposit, payable by BACS, Card Payment, Cheque or Standing Order that must clear our accounts by the 1st day of each month, we ask parents to set up standing orders to leave their accounts by the 26th of each month to ensure clearance.

Fees are payable at the full rate during the period of sickness, absence vacations and Bank Holidays.
 

REGISTRATION

To register for a placement, a fee of £ 85.00 per child is payable with the completed Registration Form.  Where a child does not subsequently take up the Nursery place after registering the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
 

LATE PAYMENT

Late payments will be subject to an initial £20.00 fine, along with 5% added per day for any outstanding fees.


EARLY BIRD SESSIONS

It is important that you are aware, if Early Bird sessions are booked it will replace the sessions your child/children currently attends.

When Early Birds Sessions are booked it is imperative to acknowledge they cannot be changed as we need to keep within ratio therefore, a minimum of 2 staff will be appointed to accommodate these sessions in advance.
 

NURSERY FEE

 Age

Full Day 

 Full Time (Weekly)

 3 months - 2 years

  £69.10

 £311.50

 2 - 5 years

 £61.30

 £284.50



EARLY BIRD SESSIONS
 

 Age

Full Day 

 Full Time (Weekly)

 3 months - 2 years

  £82.40

 £367.50

 2 - 5 years

 £74.60

 £366.40



We advice parents to refer to our parents notice board to keep in touch with information and our monthly newsletters.


At Pitta Patta we also provide

A Baby Sitting Service,  Piano Lessons,  Drama and Dance Lessons,  Yoga Bugs, Muzzy Language Lessons: French,  Italian and Spanish.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Pitta Patta Day Nursery to provide high quality childcare for your child/children and look forward to welcoming your child/children to the nursery where we will be able to offer a safe, secure and stimulating environment that you have been looking for and will ensure your child/children enjoy their days with us.

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