Tigers Day Nurseries seek to admit all children whose parents wish to use our service, in line with our Equality Opportunities policy.
Following an enquiry, details of prospective parents are recorded and the information is held on file at the setting. A prospectus is sent out on request, along with any other documents required.
Prospective parents are given a registration form on request, usually when they visit the setting to look around. Parents are asked to return the form with required registration fee. (Families in receipt of ‘deprivation funding’ for 2 year olds are not required to pay a registration fee.) We acknowledge receipt of the registration form in writing.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis taking into consideration the sessions requested and availability of these, including ‘free at source’ funded hours. All families have an equal right to places but priority is always given to siblings of children already attending the nursery.
Every effort is made to accommodate children, but within each space we adhere strictly to the adult to child ratios that are a condition of the registration of our settings.
We offer some funded-only sessions for 2 year olds identified by the Local Authority as being ‘in need’ and also for some 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of ‘free at source’ LEA funding.
We are able to offer additional services including extended hours, meals and extra activities such as French, dance, football and music for which we seek parental consent.
We plan each child’s progress through the nursery in accordance with their age, stage of development and individual needs. In the event of a child being placed on the waiting list, parents are kept fully informed of the timescale within which a place would become available. If a parent refuses an available place they will placed at the bottom of the waiting list.
If parents are registering a baby before its birth, they are asked to contact the setting once baby has arrived.
Parents are contacted by letter a term before the child’s start date and requested to pay a deposit of four weeks’ fees, based on the number of days booked at registration. 60 days’ notice of changes to requested sessions is required, otherwise full fees are payable for this period. Childcare vouchers can be used to meet this cost accompanied by an un-cashed cheque for the full amount which is cashed should the parent decide to withdraw.
The child’s trial sessions can then be arranged with the Room Senior at the chosen setting.