At Little Tractors – Forncett Playgroup we believe in good communication with all our parents and staff. We set our prices and charges against the quality we are providing and to maintain our sustainability. Any fee increases will be notified in writing by the Management Committee giving at least 4 weeks notice.
Sessions are charged at £8.50 for a 2.5 hour session. Lunch club is an additional £3.50 and is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 1.30pm. In the school term after a child’s third birthday, they become eligible for Early Years Funding for up to 15 hours (6 sessions) a week. Little Tractors apply for this funding and so sessional costs to parents are nil, unless using more than the entitlement. Children whose parents choose to have their entitlement of Early Years Funding paid to another childcare provider will be charged the sessional fee as appropriate.
Fees are payable half-termly in advance. Invoices are sent out in the first week of the half term, and payment is required by the end of the third week. Reminder letters will be sent out if fees have not been paid by the fourth week of term. We welcome electronic payment of fees (transfer of funds). If advance payment is a problem we will try to find a method of payment to suit your personal circumstances; please speak to our treasurer – Chrys Sheppard.
We are not able to refund any monies paid for sessions not taken or due to sickness, holidays or short term emergency closures such as flooding of the premises.
Hours of Operation
Little Tractors – Forncett Playgroup is open for 38 weeks a year in line with the school term dates set by Norfolk County Council. No charge will be made during the school holidays.
One month’s notice period
We require a notice period of four weeks, in writing, to the setting Manager should you wish to remove your child from Little Tractors – Forncett Playgroup. If your child leaves before this notice period, you will be charged for the remaining weeks.
Non-payment of fees
Should an invoice not be settled within 21 days, the Treasurer for the setting will make contact with the parent/carer to request prompt payment. If no payment has been received within 7 days of this initial contact then the Treasurer will write formally to the parent/carer outlining the procedures of unpaid fees and will also make contact with the Pre-school Insurer’s Legal Team to register the unpaid fees. Unpaid fees may result in the contract between the parent/carer being terminated and this will result in the child’s loss of his/her place. Failure to pay outstanding invoices will ultimately result in legal action being taken to recover the outstanding debt.