This policy outlines our approach to nursery, breakfast and after school club admissions, our admissions criteria, and our plans for offering funded childcare in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
We operate an inclusion and equality policy and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation of parents.
At Kamelia Kids we care for children between the ages of 0-6 years. The numbers and ages of children admitted to the nursery must comply with the legal space requirements as determined by Ofsted. Other considerations considered in deciding which child can be offered a place in the nursery are:
Prior to a child attending nursery, parents must complete and sign a registration contract form and provide proof of a child’s ID e.g. birth certificate or passport.
There is a non-refundable registration fee of *£75 (excluding funded only children), payable on booking a nursery place. If siblings are registered with us at the same time and attend the same sessions, we will only charge one initial registration fee.
A deposit fee of *£100 per child will be charged unless the child is accessing Funded Entitlement (FE) sessions only. The deposit will be deducted from the final invoice once fees have been confirmed that they are up to date.
*Subject to periodic review
We offer a flexible settling in procedure to meet the child’s needs. We may also offer a home visit to help your child bond with their key person and or SENDCo.
Government Funded Places
All funded sessions are in line with the flexible arrangement as specified by the Government. When you register your child for their funded place, we will discuss your needs and, as far as possible with availability and staffing arrangements, we will accommodate your wishes.
Universal Funded Entitlement (FE) for all 3- & 4-year olds
Kamelia Kids currently provides funded places subject to availability. Children become eligible to Free Entitlement (FE) from the start of the term after their third birthday. Funded childcare places offer all 3- & 4-year olds up to 570 hours a year of funded childcare. This is spread over 51 weeks with a maximum of 11 hours per week.
Extended Funded Entitlement (FE)
As a full day care nursery Kamelia Kids operates the extended hours funding stretched through-out the year i.e. 22 hours per week 51 weeks per year.
Funded Entitlement (FE) for 2-year olds
Kamelia Kids can accept 2-year-old funded children if places are available at the time of application. As the nursery is open 51 weeks per year, eligible two-year olds can receive their FE and attend all year round.
For more information on help with childcare costs and funded childcare and education for 2 - 4 year olds go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Kool Kids Clubs Admissions
We operate a breakfast club and after school club with school drop off and collection to and from West Park School for children in Reception and Year 1 only.
We offer a walking bus system to collect the children from West Park School. Children from neighbouring schools are welcome but we are unable to offer a collection service.
Our admissions policy is primarily one of first come first served. We operate the following criteria:
Children wishing to attend ‘Kool Kids’ are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of *£75 payable on booking a nursery place. A deposit fee of *£50 per child will be charged.