Here at St Hubert’s Pre-School at Warley, we pride ourselves in providing children with a high standard of care and education. We have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ for our recent Ofsted inspection and have won several awards over recent years. These include Pre-School of the Year 2008 and Outstanding Contribution to Childcare 2009. We were also awarded Child Practitioner of the Year 2013, awarded Pre-School of the Year 2015 and most recently Dawn has been awarded the Child Care Business Management Award. We also have completed the Quality Kite Mark in , 2015 and 2018. Although the premises are new our Pre-School has been running for over 17 years. We will provide the same high quality care and education for the children and families who attend these new premises.
We operate from two rooms within the Church, both rooms have children’s toilets and baby changing facilities.
The Church is accessible to anyone using a wheelchair and there are disabled toilets and baby changing facilities available.
It is mandatory for our setting to have relevant and up to date policies and procedures. These can be accessed on this website or by approaching a member of staff and copies can be obtained on request.
St Hubert’s Pre-School provides care term time only for children aged 2-4 years old. Our operating hours are from 8.15am until 4.00pm, term time only. We have children aged 3-4 years who are funded for 15 hours from the DSG Grant. However they will only qualify for this the term after their 3rd Birthday. We also take children who are in receipt of the Early Learning for Two’s they can also receive 15 hours a week funding. We also have children who attend Pre-School that pay for their session’s .We now offer full day care and sessional day care and the cost of these sessions are available upon request.
Pre-schools operating hours are from 8.15-4.00pm, the Morning sessions run from 8.30am-11.30am and afternoon sessions 12.20pm-3.20pm, the full day sessions run from 8.30am until 2.30pm (if you would like your child to stay until 4.00pm there is an additional charge) and parents/carers must provide a packed lunch for their child if attending the all-day session. You can specify whether you would like morning or afternoon sessions however children will be placed into sessions based on your position on the waiting list.
Our children within the setting learn and develop through play based activities; this could be either child initiated or adult led. We have an Early Years Curriculum to follow called the Early Years Foundation Stage and this curriculum follows them into reception class. Our planning is based around the children’s interests from carrying out observations and from children expressing their views and interests. All staff contribute to the planning by planning next steps for children. Planning is always displayed on the parents/carers board so parents/carers can see what children are going to be doing.
If you have a child who is two you may be able to claim ‘Early Learning for Two’s’. This will entitle you to 15 hours free child care per week. You can visit: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/downloads/download/1128/early_learning_for_two_year_olds_application_pack or The Family Information Centre Sandwell, to check if you are eligible.
Children in receipt of DSG Funding (awarded the term after their 3rd Birthday) will have 15 or 30 hours a week funding, depending on circumstances. Any hours they do extra will be charged at £4.30 per hour.
Children who are not in receipt of funding and attending a full day(7 hours) between the hours of 8:15am and 4:00pm will pay £35.00 per day. The weekly cost will be £175.00, this includes lunch time supervision.
Children who are not in receipt of funding and attend half a day will pay £20.00 per half day, this includes lunch time supervision.
Children who are not in receipt of funding and attend a 3 hour session will pay £15.00 a session.
Parents/carers will be required to provide their child with a healthy packed lunch. If you require any extra hours either at the start or end of your child’s session this will be charged at £4.30 per hour.
The cost of snack will be £4.00 per week unless your child attends more than 5 three hour sessions, where the cost will then be £7.00 per week.
Children who are off due to sickness or holiday, fees will still be payable.
On occasions we may have Teacher Training days, please be aware that Pre-School will be closed on these days and fees are still payable as staff are attending training courses.
We also arrange days out and trips where parents/carers must attend with their child, we give parents/carers plenty of notice to be able to arrange time off work although if you are unable to attend please be aware that Pre-School will be closed and fees are still payable.
Fees are always paid in advance, if you are more than two weeks late with your fees if may result in your child losing their place. If you have any queries or are experiencing financial difficulties, please speak to Dawn or Nicola as soon as possible.
(All fees are subject to increase at managers discretion)