Information for Parents
Which pre-school is right for your child?
Picking a pre-school is the first major step into your child’s educational development, and it’s very important not just for your child but also for your own peace of mind that you have made the right choice.
That’s why at Whitechapel pre-school we suggest:
- Visit the setting unannounced
- Speak to other parents
- Meet the staff
- Look at the facilities available
- Look at their latest Ofsted Report
- Come for a taster session
- Reads the preschool’s literature
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Monday 9am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 8am – 5.30pm
Thursday 8am – 3.30pm
Children can attend a morning session (3hrs), an afternoon session (3.5hrs) or an all day session (6.5hrs). Lunch can be added to a morning session to make a 4.5 hour session. Please speak to a member of staff, to see if we can help with your requirements. Breakfast Club runs on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 8am-9am and After School Club runs on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 3.30pm-5.30pm, dependant on uptake.
We would recommend a 2 year old attended a minimum of 2 morning sessions per week, as this helps them settle quicker, as they become more familiar with the setting.
Our fees are £4.60 per hour for two year olds and £4.20 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds.
We can accept Local Government Vouchers (FEYE) for 3 and 4 year olds. Every 3 and 4 year old child is entitled to 15 hours free education per week. From September 2017 some qualifying 3 and 4 year children will be entitled to an additional 15 hours free entitlement per week, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to check eligibility.
The vouchers start on the next term after their 3rd birthday (see below)
The term dates are set by Lancashire County Council and the dates are:
We can also accept Local Government Vouchers (FEYE) for qualifying 2 year olds. Please click on the link below to see if your child qualifies.
To apply for 2 year funding please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
FEYE 2,3 and 4 year funding is paid to Whitechapel Preschool for a whole term. This money is non-transferable or refundable after headcount week. Any other fees paid half-termly are also non-refundable if parents/carers choose to move their child.
Employer Childcare Vouchers
We accept childcare vouchers from your employer.
Although a uniform isn’t compulsory we would recommend one. It helps to get your child ready for their day and understand that it is a preschool day, it also helps them feel that they belong and are part of the preschool.
Our uniform consists of a green sweatshirt and a white polo-shirt. Both are supplied by Mary Frances, 59 Derby Road, Longridge, Preston PR3 3JT
The pre-school is registered with Ofsted, number 309527.
The last inspection was in November 2018, and the overall rating was ‘Good’
Click here to download a copy of the Ofsted Inspection Report 2018
The pre-school is a member of the Preschool learning Alliance.
The pre-school is registered with Lancashire County Council under the Children’s Act 1989 for 25 children between the ages of 2 and 4 years per session.
The staff to children ratio for the pre-school complies with the level set out in the National Standards and with Ofsted. However, we feel that our ratio’s far exceed these as we feel this of upmost importance.
We are open for 4 full school days and have very close links with Whitechapel Primary School. This gives our children a great insight into primary school life, and access to some fabulous facilities.
The pre-school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage.