Once you have decided you would like to apply for a place for your child at Pumpkins Preschool you will be required to complete a registration form. A prospectus and our policies are also available for you to read. If you require copies, please ask.
Due to the popularity of the preschool, there is a great pressure for places. Consequently, the earlier your child is registered the greater your chance of securing a place.
Unfortunately, due to restricted numbers, siblings cannot be guaranteed a place simply because their older brother or sister attended Pumpkins Preschool. It is however, advisable to register siblings at the earliest possible opportunity in order to give them the best chance of receiving the benefit of an excellent start their brother or sister received with us.
There is a registration fee of £20.00 which is refundable to children that are entitled to free funding from the government, once your child has attended a week at Pumpkins. If a place is made available for your child, you will receive a Pumpkins polo shirt or sweat shirt.
The safety and security of the children are the most important elements for us at Pumkins Preschool. Our preschool maintains a number of policies which shape the way it is run and encompasses these most important elements. The policies are for the benefit of not only the children but also the parents, staff and volunteers.
The following policies are available upon request:
- Admission policy
- Settling in policy
- Staff and employment policy
- Parental involvement policy
- Behaviour management policy
- Special education needs and disability policy
- Health and safety of child policy
- Non-collection of child policy
- Lost child policy
- Child protection policy
- Confidentiality policy
- Equality and diversity policy
- Sun protection policy
- Complaints procedure policy
- Alcohol and drugs policy
- No smoking policy
During their stay at Pumpkins Preschool, you will receive regular feedback about your child. This information will be provided confidentially to you by the key worker and will include:
- 2 year old progress reports with targets
- A formal report stating your child’s individual achievements before moving on to primary school
To support your child’s progress, we encourage you to liaise regularly with their key worker who are generally available before and after each session. If necessary, you can make an appointment. All information is held in confidence.
Three year old children are currently eligible to receive funding after the term in which they turn three for up to 15 hours per week. Some two year old funding is also available. Pumpkins Preschool charge an hourly rate of just £4.00. Details of government funding, preferred hours, number of sessions, timings and allocation of a place can be discussed when you visit Pumpkins Preschool with your child.