The Process of Securing a Place When Offered
On being offered a place at JCN, parents must pay a deposit of one month’s fees to secure the place.
Confirmation of a place will be given following signed completion of contract and payment of the deposit.
The deposit is returnable when the child leaves JCN providing one months’ written notice of withdrawal to the Head of Nursery. The amount refunded shall equal the original amount paid unless any balance is outstanding.
No interest will be paid.
If a place is accepted but not taken up, then the full deposit will be forfeited if less than one months notice is given.
If more than one months is given then 50% of the deposit is refundable.
If the placement changes for example, from a part-time to a full time place then the deposit sum must be adjusted to reflect the change in placement.
The fees are reviewed annually.
Should the deposit not be paid within one month of the date of the deposit invoice, the place shall be liable to be forfeited at the discretion of the Head of Nursery.
Reservation of Places
If a place is offered to a child, and accepted, should there be any delay in the child physically taking up the place after the appointed date, then the place must be reserved for the child by the payment of 75% of the appropriate fees for the duration of the reservation of the place.
If a child has to be absent for a long period of time (more than 12 weeks) for any reason, and is intending to return, then the place may be reserved at the discretion of the Head of Nursery, on the payment of an agreed percentage of the fees.
Early Years Education Scheme
Since 1998, the government has put in place an Early Years Education Funding Scheme that currently entitles all three and four year olds to three terms of free nursery education; from the term following their third birthday. The funding is for 15 hours per week and can be spread flexibly.
JCN is registered with Cambridgeshire County Council to accept children eligible for the scheme. This means it has met OFSTED criteria (Office for Standards in Education), and has satisfied the inspector that it offers good quality education that will help children achieve and learn.
JCN sends the claim forms for the qualifying children to the County Council on three Headcounts and receives funding from the council. Due to the Council only funding the equivalent of 15 hrs per week it will not cover the whole amount of your monthly child care fee.
The funding will show as free education on your monthly invoice.