Nursery and Admissions Charging Policy

16Inclusion

Gomersal St. Mary’s Nursery aims to provide a welcoming and caring Christian environment which values diversity, promotes equal opportunities and has an ethos of inclusion.

Gomersal St. Mary’s Nursery is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our children, whatever their needs or abilities.

Entitlement to Nursery education

Gomersal St. Mary’s C.E. Primary School offers 3 and 4 year olds the entitled 15 hours weekly, free Nursery education for 38 weeks per year, during term time.

Gomersal St. Mary’s Nursery Session times are as follows:

  • Morning Session 8.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
  • Afternoon Session 12.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

The 15 hour free entitlement will be made up using 5 x 3 hour morning, or afternoon, sessions.

Gomersal St. Mary’s also offers a Breakfast Club provision.

The private provider, Hilltop, offers an after school club and apply separate charging, application and admissions policies.

Admissions Policy

  • The responsibility for determining the admissions for nursery age children lies with the Governing Body of Gomersal St Mary’s School.
  • Gomersal St Mary’s has 26 places available for nursery age children in any one of the morning or afternoon sessions.
  • The Governing Body has agreed that any available sessions, over and above the 15 hours free weekly provision will be chargeable.

Additional Nursery sessions and charges

  • Additional 3 hour nursery sessions are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Sessions are charged at £12.00 for 3 hours and this charge will be reviewed annually.
  • A school lunch can also be purchased at a cost of £2.00 each.
  • Additional sessions and charges will be outlined in the parent/school contract.
  • Additional sessions must be arranged half termly in advance in agreement with the school.
  • Additional sessions cannot be cancelled within the half term. A new contract can be signed towards the end of each half term where sessions can be altered for the following half term.
  • A new contract will not be available unless all outstanding fees are paid.

Admissions

  • If there are still sessions available after the intake for the 15 hours entitlement, the additional sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Payment methods

  • Invoices for payment of additional nursery sessions will be issued at the beginning of the half term and Parent Pay accounts will be invoiced accordingly.
  • The cost of school lunches will also be issued on Parent Pay.
  • If a child is absent, refunds or reductions are not available. (Nursery costs do not reduce if your child is absent).
  • You will not be charged for a Bank Holiday, a School Training Day or if the school is used as a polling station.

Payment arrears

  • Additional Session arrangements will be cancelled if payments are not received in line with contract arrangements.

Cancellation of contract

  • The cancellation of the 15 hour free entitlement sessions can be made at any time.
  • Additional places cannot be cancelled until the half term is finished.
  • If additional sessions are no longer required for a subsequent half term, school cannot guarantee re-instating them. This will depend on availability.