Parents As Partners
Nursery fees are kept as low as possible and cover only the basic runnings costs. Please email the nursery for details of current nursery fees. Some parents on a low income may qualify for FEET funding for 2 year olds. Please email the nursery for information.
Fees are paid half-termly and you are asked to pay your bill by the first day of the half term. We would prefer payment by direct transfer if possible. If anyone prefers to pay weekly, this can be arranged. Surrey County Council pays towards fees of a child the term after his/her third birthday. The nursery grant pays for a child to attend up to 15 hours per week. From September 2017 some working parents may qualify for 30 hours grant - here is a link to check if you qualify.
A £100 deposit is payable on acceptance of a place. £50 will go towards the first half term's fees and £50 will be refunded on application only when your child leaves to attend school at the expected time, i.e. September of the school year in which he/she will be 5.
We ask for half term's fees in April, before your child is due to start in the following September. This is not normally refunded if a child is subsequently withdrawn.
You are required to give a half term's notice in writing to Manorcroft Nursery if you wish to withdraw your child, and a half term's fees are payable in lieu of notice. Notice must be given for a complete half term, and cannot be accepted during holidays. If your child is in receipt of the Grovernment grant then these fees due will be calculated at our current published rate for the hours which your child attends the nursery. In exceptional circumstances, the Trustees may, at their discretion, refund some of the fees paid in lieu of notice minus an administration charge of £60.
Fees may be changed at any time subject to the financial position of the nursery, which is a non-profit making organization.
In order to replace new equipment and add to our existing stock, parents have to fund raise. Various events are held throughout the year such as cake stalls, sponsored events, Christmas and summer fairs. The fundraising team arrange these events but all parents are expected to help - it is, after all, for the benefit of all children. If nursery fees covered all the true costs of running the nursery the fees would have to be much more per session. However, helping out with fund raising and getting involved with your child's nursery education can be fun, and is a good way of making new friends.
When choosing Manorcroft Nursery you commit to becoming involved in helping and every family is expected to undertake a job termly. These jobs vary and include getting involved in cleaning the nursery, undertaking some maintenance, looking after the nursery garden, creating the nursery newsletter or opting to join the fundraising team.
Both year 1 and year 2 parents are very wlcome to help at nursery sessions after their child's first half term. Please speak to Sharon or Jackie to arrange a convenient date. Most parents have found that they enjoy helping at these sessions and it enables them to learn more about the needs of small children.
Children enjoy it when it is their parent's turn to help, even though some show off a bit.
We would appreciate parents sharing home information with us, such as illness or death of a pet or relative, or parental absence. This would help us understand if a child is uncharacteristically quiet or troubled and we can support the child and family.
At Manorcroft Nursery we really embrace 'Parents as Partners', you know your child best and can provide us with information about their life outside nursery. We would really appreciate if you would use the Home Observation Sheet (located in red magazine rack next to main nursery notice board) to record any experiences or activities your child has enjoyed or any significant learning milestones, i.e. putting on own coat, riding a bike etc which you can then share with us. Your key person will include this information in your child's Learning Journey and the information you have provided may help us to conclude their next step, and will help us to plan experiences that will interest and excite them.
Nursery business is dealt with at termly meetings which all present parents are invited to attend.
If you think you and your child will be happy to join Manorcroft Nursery and carry on the tradition of parental involvement, please contact us via email for details of how to put your child on the waiting list. If we are able to offer a place you will be invited to visit the nursery.