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marley last won the day on June 25 2012

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  1. Nursery Nurse, School necessity?

    A teacher is required if the school is running a nursery but if the school is running a preschool then a level 3 leader is required. With the way funding is going schools may suddenly close their nurseries and open preschools instead? My wages are lower than a teaching assistant which for me is unfair considering what I do. Trying to get it recognised is tough.
  2. When is the EYNFF due to begin?

    At the moment I only have 2 children doing 30 hrs per week. I still have vacancies in the morning and afternoons are quieter. Most of my parents not actually using the full 15 hrs! I only take 3 yr olds at the moment and come sept so far will be left with 2 children as the rest go upto reception. The thing that is holding me back is the limited space in the before and after school club which is full on Tues and a Thurs which some of my parents need for work. Think this is where a rethink is needed by the school as we are trying to compete with the day nurseries that do offer the full day as they have space. Some of my children are attending other settings also.
  3. When is the EYNFF due to begin?

    I had a visit from my pvi teacher and we talked about the 30 hrs. The LEA are advising settings to offer 2 lots of 3 hour funded sessions ie morning and afternoons over the week and to charge over lunch time and if you have a before and after school club to charge there to keep sustainable. It can be the setting and not the parent that decides what part of the preschool day is funded. So for me being governed by a school we have a before and after club for the whole of school where funding is not used (run by different manager but also governed by school), preschool morning session which is funded for 3 hrs, lunch not funded (we don't currently charge except for hot dinner if wanted), afternoon session which is funded for 3 hrs. I have children that attend before and after school club which they are charged for, then come to preschool for eg 9 hrs per week. I suppose we are offering the 30 hrs but in a way that works for us. (or the school).
  4. I have worked when there has been only 2 of us. Had to go in when not feeling great as no cover. I had to do all the setting up as packaway setting. Very very hard and if we hadn't have moved into the school to be able to open afternoons I think I would have left. Now there are 3 of us but that's because the children need walking round to the toilets.
  5. I have worked when there has been only 2 of us. Had to go in when not feeling great as no cover. I had to do all the setting up as packaway setting. Very very hard and if we hadn't have moved into the school to be able to open afternoons I think I would have left. Now there are 3 of us but that's because the children need walking round to the toilets.
  6. Funding information from netmums

    Most of my children only use 9 hrs of funding per week by choice . I think only 2 children would use the full 30 hrs due to work.
  7. Funding information from netmums

    I am preschool in a school(rural outstanding oversubscribed school) so we already offer 30 hrs by a 3 hr session in morning, lunch, 3 hr session in afternoon. Parents decide the sessions they want. I have 20 places for morning and same gor afternoon. I have 25 on roll, 2 children doing 30 hrs with most not even doing the free 15 hrs. Most of my mum's are part time and don't want to use the full 15 hrs but have time with their children at home. I would say 90% of my parents will be entitled to the 30 hrs due to their wages not their hours. I don't think that they will use the full 30 hours though.Currently got av 15 children in the mornings and 10 in the afternoons. Mind you they all leave in sept apart from 3 children!
  8. Ratio's help!

    Hi. Yes that would be right.
  9. Ratio's help!

    Hi I am presuming that you are including the manager as one of your level 3, so you have 2 level 3, 1 level2 and 2 unqualified and therefore cover the manager must have a level 3 and half of all other staff must be qualified. All your staff can be included in ratio. I have attached a useful document for working out mixed ratios. All 2-3 yr olds must be in a 1:4 ratio and 3-4 yr olds in a 1:8 ratio. The number in the table represents the number of staff needed. Hope it helps! I would look closely at where your qualified staff are if you are not operating in one big room. STAFF RATIOS IN MIXED AGE ROOM.docx
  10. Good Morning Britain report

    Yes we have those sorts of stilt things, skipping ropes, elastic bands with name cards to go around milk carton or beaker. There are risks in everything and staff are aware and watch children.
  11. Acting manager

    Hi all. Well I have been paid the old rate of manager role so I suppose that's something! Will be interesting to see what the new rate is when they advertise it. Merry Christmas Xxx
  12. Time to plan?

    No time or pay given! A sore point!
  13. Acting manager

    Hi. Thanks for the opinions. Just waiting to see what's in my next pay packet ?. Have a good Christmas everyone
  14. Acting manager

    Hello everyone. Well after stepping down as manager our new manager of my preschool lasted 6 weeks! (I hasten to add thrre was no conflict) Left due to pay not being enough to what the job entailed and she got a job as ta with less paperwork and more money..that's another story! They have now decided that they will increase the pay of the role. So as deputy I am back to managing until they recruit again. Should I be expect to be paid for this and should it be at the pay of what the manager was on or what they are going to advertise it at? Just wanted opinions. X
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