Age of admittance
We accept children from the age of 6 months to 5 years
The Pre-School Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. A child may attend either full-time or sessions which run from 8.30am to 1.00pm and 1.00pm to 5.30pm. The Pre-School Centre closes promptly at 5.30pm. There will be a charge of £20.00 for any parent failing to collect their child/children on time, please refer to the Terms and Conditions received in your child's confirmation pack. We recommend a full day to be 8 hours.
Meals & Snacks
All children receive a glass of milk mid-morning and milk and/or a piece of fruit mid-afternoon, and unlimited fresh water throughout the day. Lunch is provided for all children in the Centre at midday. The University Catering Service provides a wholesome and varied two course lunch and special diets can be provided. The menu is displayed on the notice board in the hallway; it is on a 4 week cycle. We offer a seasonal menu for Spring and Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Most activities will take place within the Centre’s premises and grounds. Regularly, under supervision, children may be taken on an outing away from the Centre.
Any child with a rash, discharge from the eyes or nose, sickness, diarrhoea or any contagious/infectious illness should be kept at home until a doctor has certified he/she is fully recovered or 48 hours have elapsed since the last outbreak. Should a child become seriously ill or injured during their attendance at the Centre, then the Centre reserves the right to call for emergency assistance and if necessary, remove him/her to hospital and give permission for emergency treatment to be administered.
Clothing & Personal Property
All children’s clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name. Each child requires a complete change of spare, suitable clothing, which may be kept in a named bag on the child’s coat peg. Children should not bring toys, sweets or valuables to the Centre as staff cannot be held responsible for any personal belongings being lost or damaged. Parents of children not toilet trained are required to provide sufficient disposable nappies and wipes for each day. Please check your child’s coat hook for any soiled/wet clothing.
We have on sale sweatshirts, polo shirts and T-shirts with the University Pre-School logo on. Please see office for order forms.
Please inform us of any changes as soon as possible. A minimum of four weeks notice is required to reduce/cancel sessions. Should the required notice not be given the Pre-School Centre reserves the right to refuse a child’s attendance or require payment for the relevant sessions.
Resource Centre / Parents room
The Resource Centre is situated in the parents room. Parents are free to use the room for gathering information on family issues. There is a selection of leaflets for you to take away. The latest childcare literature is available for you to read or copy. Information on current issues from the Pre-School Learning Alliance is also kept in this room. Please feel free to browse through the information provided. This area can also be used for parents to study. The room can also be used for consultations with key persons.