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mertonpoppits

Welcome!!!!!

Merton Pre-School is a friendly Pre-School with an excellent reputation. We welcome new families to come and visit us at any time during a session as we like to feel that you are seeing a true picture.

We aim to provide high-quality care and education for Pre-school children (from 2 years old till they go to school) in a fun, stimulating and caring environment. The staff work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop to their full potential. We also aim to add to the life and well-being of the local community and offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

In order to get your child's name on the waiting list; please apply by filling out an application form on the contact us page.  We a have a transition day for all children who have applied to the Pre-School in July.   

 

We are currently running a waiting list for January (We are full and have closed our books for September due to high numbers of children.)

The Policy of the month:

                              Policy on Uncollected child or late collection

It is the Pre-school policy to ensure that all children are safe when they have been picked up.

 

  • The person picking up MUST be over the age of 18 years old, this is because we have young children who are vulnerable. 
  • Parents MUST provide us with information such as who has parental responsibility and if this changes, they must notify and write down all people who may be allowed to collect the child and notify us if this changes.  Including any information about people who legally MUST not have access to the child.
  • If parents cannot pick up, then the parent must provide the name and telephone number of the person who is to pick up and tell the password to the person who will be picking up. Which is agreed at the home visit.
  • If the child is not collected at the time they should, we contact the parents, if we cannot contact parents we shall contact the emergency contacts.  If after half an hour we are unable to attain any contact, then we shall telephone the practitioner line and follow their advice.
  • The child stays in the Pre-school with 2 members of staff.
  • We would usually charge a late fee if a parent is late.  This is charged at a rate of £5 for the first 10 minutes and £5 for every 15 minutes after that.
  • Our finish times are 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, and 3pm. All children receive their routine hours prior to them starting Pre-school.

 

 

 We are OUTSTANDING.

We were graded on 6th October 2016 with the top marks that OFSTED can give an early years setting.  Please read the report attached.   

 

 Annual parent questionnaire resuts_July 2018

AGM minutes, please click here

 

 The government has advised parents to apply as soon as possible:  Please, can I remind parents who want their child to get the 30 hours funding, they will need to get a code. This is available from this website:  https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you are struggling to get your 30-hour code, this might help you:

http://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/2/5/1/5/4/files/453709_interim-july-blog-article-how-parents-can-access-the-childcare-service.pdf?dm_i=YU8,529CV,MR7T07,JD44V,1

 For 2 year old funding:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/childcare/payingforchildcare/freechildcare/2yearoldoffer 

Information from Services for Young children for parents:  Early years pupil premium - what is it?

Are you eligible for childcare support - Universal Credit? - Click on link

 

Advice about immunisations from NHS for children born before August 2017.  Click here

 

Join our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mertonpoppits/

 

Information from Services for Young Children.  Click here