Information for Parents
Policies and Procedures:
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Children's rights and entitlements
Looked After Children
Missing Child Policy
Uncollected Child Policy
The role of the Key Person
Promoting positive behaviour
Administration of Medicines
First Aid Policy
No Smoking, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Policy
Food and Drink Policy
Nappy Changing Policy & Procedure
Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs
Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality
Health & Safety General Standards
Maintaining Children's safety & security
Confidentiality & Client Access to Records
Children's Records, Incorporating the transfer of records to school
Complaints Policy & Procedure
A copy of the full range of Lechlade Little Learners Policies & Procedures is available in the parent area within the setting.
Lechlade Little Learners accept the following funding:
For 2 year olds
Some families in England may be entitled to 15 hours free childcare or early education per week for their 2 year old child. Funding starts from the term after their second birthday. You may be eligible if you received some form of benefits, including:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Tax Credits and have a low income (less than £16190 before tax)
- they are looked after by a local council
- they have a Education, Health and Care Plan
- they receive Disability Living Allownance
- they have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Adoption
For 3 and 4 year olds
All children aged 3 or 4 in England are entitled to 15 hours free childcare or early education per week (term time) as part of the Governments Universal Nursery Grant Scheme. Funding commences from the beginning of the term after their third birthday.
30 hours entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
- in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
- each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week - this is £125.28 if you’re over 25
You’re not eligible if:
- your child does not usually live with you
- the child is your foster child
- either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000
- you’re from outside the EEA and your UK residence card says you cannot access public funds
From January 2018 we will be able to accept the extended funding. Although we are accepting the funding we are still only open for 27hours a week.
For details of all your funding options, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Early Year Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Early years pupil premium was introduced to try and close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. Funding is paid via the Nursery Grant scheme directly to us if parents complete the funding agreement and include their National Insurance Number.
A child may be eligible for EYPP if their family receives certain benefits, including:
- Child Tax Credit
- Income Support
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- Universal Credit
or if the child has been adopted from care, subject to a child arrangement order, have left care through a special guardianship order or are currently looked after by a local authority.
For a child who attends for 15 hours a week, the value is approximately £300 a year. Settings have the freedom to use this money on whatever resources they feel will best support disadvantaged children in their care.
So far at Little Learners we have used our EYPP in the following ways:
- to purchase Diddi Dance and Moo Music sessions to promote gross motor skills development.
- to purchase talking recourses, such as photograph albums to support communication and language development.
- to employ 1:1 support for children who have English as an additional language.