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I was wondering if anyone could help me...

 

My school has a Nursery attached to it (part of the school, not privately owned) and we are low on numbers. From September we are considering offering the 'spare' spaces to parents who wish their child to attend full time (6 hours a day, 5 days a week) for a fee (so they'd receive 15 hours free, 15 hours paid for). We take children from the term after they are 3 years old at the moment but this may change to 'rising 3's'. We do not have he facilities or staff to have 2 year olds as well.

 

Does anyone do this in their school and if so how much do you charge per hour for the extra 15 hours?

 

Thanks in advance if you're able to help!

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Yes, must add these are children who can join school nursery the day they are 3 and ratios are based depending on if teacher or nursery nurse led.

Although funding doesn't kick in until the term after they are 3 some of the schools are letting ch join beforehand (parents not paying!) just so they can get them in - and therefore pinching them from us as PVI :( although putting a 'school hat' on I suppose they are offering what the government are asking them to do.

Many schools are now setting up their 2yr old provision, but from what I can tell these are usually totally separate to the 3/4yr old provision - different rooms or some are having mobile type buildings.

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Stargrower, the nursery offers 32.5 hours FREE?

Good grief!

 

In answer to the original post, I manage a nursery attached to a school. It's run by the school but not maintained so does not require a teacher. ( I do have an early years degree though and my EYPS)

We let parents pay for extra sessions!

Some are regular some ad hoc but if we have the spaces why not?

We charge £10.50 for a three hour session.

For funded places we get £3.58 per hour or £10.74 per session.

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We are a 26 place Nursery and our numbers are also low, what criteria do you use to ensure those families who want their 15 hours say mornings or afternoons are accommodated if places are also being offered full time?

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Stargrower, the nursery offers 32.5 hours FREE?

Good grief!

 

 

 

Yes, they've been doing it for a year now. They have a RI rating from Ofsted and a poor reputation but they are now full with a waiting list for nursery. I asked the LA why they are being funded for this amount of time and the answer was that they must be funding anything above 15 hours out of their own budget. I guess if numbers were low and now their nursery is bursting at the seams, it must have worked for them.

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