St Wilfrid's Pre SchoolSt Wilfrid's Pre-School

St Wilfird's Pre School

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Pre School is open to all children aged from 2 years of age. Places are allocated according to the Admissions Policy.

All children are entitled to universal funding of 15 hours per week the term after their third birthday. Children may also be entitled to a further 15 hours free funding dependent on certain criteria .

In addition to these current arrangements, the government will be expanding it's childcare support to include funded hours for 2 year olds. From April 2024 working parents of 2 year olds will be able to access 15 hours per week and from September 2025 this will increase to 30 hours per week.

Click here for further information on funded hours.

There are three intakes each year. Most children are allocated their chosen sessions, however places may be limited during the Summer term when Foundation 1 is at its most full.  In the Autumn term the older children move onto school allowing the remaining children to change their sessions if they so wish.

 Enrolment and Contracts:

 By enrolling your child in St Wilfrid’s Pre-school parents undertake:

  • To pay fees promptly. Arrears after 4 weeks, without prior agreement with the administrator, will result in a child no longer being able to attend the Foundation Stage Unit until the account is cleared. No refund can be made in respect of sessions booked for which the child is absent. 
  • Fees are invoiced each month and are payable within two weeks. Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cash or childcare vouchers. 
  • Not to remove your child from Pre-School without giving one half-term’s notice in writing or paying a half-term’s fees in lieu of such notice.

Click here for more information on sessions times and non funded session costs

Should you wish to discuss enrolling your child in St Wilfrid's Pre School please contact Mrs Ruth Mitchell, Pre School Administrator.