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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Nursery Fees

Nursery Fees are structured differently to the main school and are based on the number of sessions per week.

Admission Age

Nurseries: in the term in which they are 3 years.
Transition: around 4th birthday.

Term Dates 2017 / 2018

TERM STARTS ON HALF TERM ENDS ON NO OF DAYS
Autumn 2017 7 Sep 23 Oct – 3 Nov  15 Dec

62

Lent 2018 4 Jan 12 Feb – 16 Feb 27 Mar

54

Summer 2018 18 Apr 28 May – 1 June 13 Jul 58
Please note that the Autumn half-term break is for two weeks.

Sessions

  • Morning            8:30am - 12:00 noon
  • Lunchtime        12:00 noon - 1:15pm
  • Afternoon         1:15pm - 3:30pm

ATTENDANCE 

Nursery children (3 year olds) must attend for a minimum of two morning sessions per week. Additional morning and/or lunch and afternoon sessions can be booked separately, subject to availability.

Transition children (4 year olds) must attend five mornings per week, offering academic continuity and development in the pupils' learning. Additional lunch and/or afternoon sessions can be booked, subject to availability.

LUNCHTIME SESSIONS

During lunchtime sessions children are supervised while eating a packed lunch from home and then take a rest afterwards. There are no food facilities for Nursery pupils, however Transition pupils may take lunch in the school dining room. The lunch charge of £2.70 is in addition to the lunchtime session charge.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

A feature of our Nurseries and Transition is the activity programme offered in the afternoons.  Activities may include Pre-Ballet Movement, Malleable Materials, French, Music, Imaginative Play and Physical Development. Those children who regularly attend on the afternoon of the activity are invited to join in without further charge. Some activities are strictly limited as to the number of participants. It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

Extended Day and Holiday Care

'Before and After School Care' can be booked separately offering an extended day that starts at 7.30am until 6.30pm. Claires Court also runs Holiday Activities outside of term time. Please discuss your requirements with the School Office.

UNIFORM 

All children in Nursery and Transition must wear the official School burgundy sweatshirt and grey T-shirt. Both are available from the School’s uniform supplier, Goyals in Bridge Street, Maidenhead (01628 639725).

FREE NURSERY EDUCATION 

Our setting has been accepted by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) as an appropriate provider of Early Years Education and pupils on roll are eligible to receive a free entitlement under the Nursery Education Funding scheme (NEF).

Currently all qualifying three and four year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  We offer three hours free within each of our morning sessions up to a total of 15 hours weekly and eligible children can make up the difference (to a maximum of 30 hours in any week) with another provider. To qualify for the free entitlement, it is only necessary to provide proof of age (e.g. a birth certificate) and a signed Parental Declaration form (available from the School Office).  Visit the government childcare choices website to see if you qualify.

Subject to availability, the Nursery has a small number of places available from 12:30pm to 3:30pm daily during term time.  These are offered on a no-registration fee basis (for entry at 3+ years) but, for reasons of equality and fairness, it is necessary to operate a waiting list system. Please apply as soon as possible to the Head of the Nursery in writing if you wish to place your child’s name on this waiting list. Please note that these sessions are not open to those attending morning sessions and that uniform is required (see below). The Registration Fee of £100 is payable immediately if other sessions are taken e.g. casual, pro rata and out-of-school care sessions.

The qualifying birthdates indicated in the fee table are those provided by the RBWM and are based on the current funding obligations of the local authority. These may change in the future and the dates are to be used as a guide only.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS 

The School will accept Childcare vouchers in payment of Nursery Fees under HMRC rules or will invoice parents’ employers direct. The School’s contract, however, remains with the Parents, who will be liable for settlement of fees in the event that Childcare Vouchers or employer invoices are unpaid for any reason. HMRC has now launched the new Tax-Free Childcare online payment account and the School has signed up to be able to receive payments from these accounts.

SIBLING DISCOUNT 

Children who attend all day for five days per week and are the younger brothers or sisters of pupils on roll full-time at Claires Court are entitled to a sibling discount of £300 per term.

INSURANCE 

Insurance cover against personal injury and dental accident is included.  Please note that cover does not extend to medical expenses.

REGISTRATION FEES & DEPOSITS 

A £100 Registration Fee is payable with your application form for a Nursery or Transition place. This is non-refundable once an offer is confirmed in writing by the School. A deposit is not required although one will be required on transfer to a Claires Court Reception Class.

NURSERY NOTCE 

A half term's notice, in writing to the Head, is required for the withdrawral of a pupil from Nursery or Transition, otherwise a half term's fees will be payable in lieu of such notice.

NURSERY FEES 2017-2018

Fees are based on children attending the same set of morning, lunch or afternoon sessions each week throughout the term. Any additional sessions will be charged on a pro-rata basis. Nursery children must attend a minimum of two morning sessions per week, Transition attend five morning sessions per week. If your child is then attending an afternoon session on the same day, a lunchtime session will automatically be allocated.

Fees are invoiced and payable by Direct Debit on the second Monday of each half term unless already paid by Childcare Vouchers. A charge of £30.00 will be levied for failed Direct Debit payments.

NUMBER

TYPE

62 DAY TERM

54 DAY TERM

58 DAY TERM

Days per week

Session

Autumn 2017 (£)

Lent 2018 (£)

Summer 2018 (£)

    Qualifying birthdate
  MORNINGS
net of free hours*
1 Sep 12  to 31 Aug 14 1 Jan 13 to 31 Dec 14 1 Apr 13 to 31 Mar 15
2 230.00 200.00 215.00
3 345.00 300.00 322.50
4 460.00 400.00 430.00
5** 575.00 500.00 537.50
 

2

MORNINGS

602.00

524.00

563.00

3

903.00

786.00

844.50

4

1204.00

1048.00

1126.00

5**

1505.00

1310.00

1407.50

 

1

LUNCHTIME

 

no free entitlement

84.00

72.00

78.00

2

168.00

144.00

156.00

3

252.00

216.00

234.00

4

336.00

288.00

312.00

5

420.00

360.00

390.00

 

1

AFTERNOON

 

no free entitlement

217.00

189.00

203.00

2

434.00

378.00

406.00

3

651.00

567.00

609.00

4

868.00

756.00

812.00

5

1085.00

945.00

1015.00

* Fees relate to those hours over and above the three free hours available per day.
** Transition requires attendance five mornings per week.

CASUAL SESSIONS 

Casual extra sessions can be booked subject to availability. Please enquire directly with Nursery staff. Rates per casual session are as follows (these sessions do not qualify for Nursery Education Funding):

Casual Morning Session £30.00
Casual Lunchtime Session £9.00 (£11.70 if school lunch taken – Transition)
Casual Afternoon Session £21.00

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