STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Offer and acceptance of a place in the nursery

Parents wishing to place their child's details on our waiting list need to return a completed registration form together with the non-refundable registration fee.

2. Registration Fee

The registration fee (see fee schedule) is payable on receipt of the completed registration form, and is non-refundable.

3. Fees and Extras

Payment of Fees and Extras

Responsibility for payment

Fees are the joint and several responsibilities of the parents.

Unpaid fees

Fees for late pick-up of children

The nursery will make a charge if a child is collected late. The current rate is £1 per one minutes, which goes towards the extra costs of caring for the child (staffing, heating/lighting etc).

Review of fees

To maintain our quality standards, it may be necessary to revise the nursery fees, and at least one month’s advance notice will be given before any changes are implemented.

4. Changes in child’s attendance at the nursery

Cancellation of acceptance

A month’s fees in lieu of notice will be payable by the parents if, for any reason, they cancel their acceptance of a place or the child does not join the nursery after a place has been reserved by the nursery and accepted by the parent. Cancellation must be given in writing and acknowledged by the nursery at least one month before the child's start date to avoid these charges.

Withdrawal from the nursery

A place can be terminated at any time by either the parent or nursery, subject to one calendar month’s advance written notice. Notice must be given in writing and an acknowledgment letter confirming the child’s last day will be issued to the parent by the nursery.

Decrease In attendance

Decrease of attendance must be requested in writing and is permitted at the discretion of the Head of Nursery and the same notice period will apply as in withdrawal from the nursery.

Changes to, or Increase in attendance

Increase in attendance, or changes to days attended must be requested in writing and is permitted at the discretion of the Head Of Nursery.

Non attendance

If a child does not attend for two weeks, unless informed to the contrary, the nursery will assume that the child has left without notice and the place canceled. The last day of the two-week non-attendance period will be taken, as the last day of attendance and an invoice will be issued to include fees for one calendar month from the last day of the two week non-attendance period.

Change of child’s attendance by the nursery

In the case of part-week children, the Head Of Nursery reserves the right to alter days of attendance or to decrease the attendance pattern of a child should it be deemed necessary for the efficiency of the nursery. One month’s written notice will be given.

Termination of child’s place by the nursery

The nursery reserves the right to terminate a child’s place in the nursery at any time, without notice. This will only be done if the nursery decides that this course of action is in the best interests of the children and staff. All outstanding fees up that point will be payable in full. Any overpayment will be promptly refunded. Reasons for termination under this clause include; persistent and uncontrollable antisocial behaviour by parent or child; irrecoverable breakdown in nursery/parent relationship; a child persistently causing harm to other children or staff e.g. by biting or scratching.

5. Miscellaneous terms and conditions

Parent's Authority

The parents authorise the Head of Nursery while in loco parents to take and/or authorise all decisions that safeguard and promote the welfare of the child. Parent’s consent to such physical contact with the pupil as may be lawful, appropriate and proper for care and teaching and to provide comfort to a child in distress or to maintain safety and good order (we do not use corporal punishment).

Relationship with nursery staff

Parents must not approach nursery staff to work for them on a private basis, in any capacity. If a parent employs a member of nursery staff either directly or indirectly, resulting in the member of staff leaving their employment at the nursery, the parent will be liable for an introductory charge, being 25% of the employees current salary.

Liability

The nursery does not accept responsibility for accidental injury or loss of property on any nursery premises, including car-parking areas, unless caused by its negligence.

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Waiver and termination

Consumer protection

If any word/s in these terms and conditions, alone or in combination, infringe the Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts Regulation 1994 or any other provision of law, they shall be treated as severable and shall be replaced with words, which give, as nearly as possible, the original meaning.

6. Interpretation