childcare for children aged 3 months to 6 years

Terms, Conditions and Contract

Opening Times

The Nursery is open from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The nursery is closed between Christmas and New Year

A Full day is from 8am – 6pm

Half day morning session with breakfast and lunch is 8am – 12.45pm Half day afternoon session is from 1pm – 6pm Please be diligent about picking up and drop off times.

Fees

Fee are charged per calendar month and invoices are received on the 1st of every month and to be paid within 14 days. Fees can be paid using childcare voucher schemes which is a tax free way of saving earnings. Please ask for advice on using childcare schemes.

Please note
All fees are charged in the event of illness, days off or ‘acts of god’.

Deposit

Four weeks fees are payable in advance. This deposit will be used for the last four weeks of childcare fees.

Notice Period

Four weeks’ written notice is required if you wish to terminate your child’s contract with us.

Sickness

Please inform Little Farmer Childcare as soon as possible if your child will be unable to attend their session. Little Farmer Childcare will contact Parents/Carers as soon as possible if your child falls ill. Please do not send your child if he/she is unwell. A doctor should confirm that there is a no risk of infection and we require 48 clear hours is your child has had a temperature of 110 F/38 C, vomiting, diarrhoea, chickenpox, measles, mumps, meningitis, hepatitis, a virus, head lice, any unexplained rash or flue. The Nursery will not routinely administer medicines but is happy to if prescribed by a doctor. Please see our permissions form in our Policies and Procedures documents for details.

Minor or Major Illness

If your child falls ill, has a rash, is inconsolable, has a temperature or some other type of illness at the nursery, every effort will be made to contact parents and carers. We will then consult with parents as to whether we feel the child should go home straight away, or if we are just letting parents know so that they can make an informed choice.

When the child is collected the symptoms and treatment given will be recorded in the Accident and Sickness book which the parents must sign.

Potty Training

Little Farmer Childcare will work together with parents/carers during potty training. If you have a method that is working at home, please let us know and we will try and continue it here.

Belongings

The nursery does not accept responsibility for accidental damage or loss of property. We do have a lost property basket for clothing and other miscellaneous items.

Safeguarding Children

It is understood that the nursery is under an obligation to report to the relevant authorities any incident where we consider a child may have been abused or neglected. This may be done without informing the parent/carer.

Any information given by a parent regarding their child will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, except in cases where abuse towards a child is suspected.

Phone: 01333 720311