Vanessa Meadows left as Manager at the end of July and with the pandemic affecting business as it has everywhere, the association had to offer voluntary redundancies to its staff.
We are sad to say that Paul has chosen to accept this after many years of service with us as our SENCo. We wish him well and hope that he may come back to us at some point in the future.
Jade, who has worked with us while she gained her level 3, has followed her dream of working in the baby room at her new setting, something she has wanted to do for quite some time. We will be keeping in touch with her and wishing her all the very best for the future.
Our remaining staff have been extremely busy over the summer! Adele has begun her Level 5 Childcare Diploma, Jon is undergoing SENCo training, Jess is progressing extremely well in her Level 3 Early Years and all staff have undertaken COVID-19 training as well as ongoing CPD and in-house training.
We welcome our new parents and it is important to us that we work with you to help your child learn and develop in their time with us. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to your keyworker or you can telephone or email if this is not convenient for you. We are always happy to help and if there is something you particularly wish for your child to learn; we are happy to build that in to his/her activities. During your child’s first week with us you will have an opportunity to complete an ‘All About me’ form. This is a great opportunity for you to share your child’s likes/dislikes, additional languages, cultural celebrations etc.
We work closely with the community and the Southbourne children’s centre and are able to refer you to them for any additional help and support, courses and referrals.
You will also be provided with a copy of information about your child’s keyworker, their skills, qualifications and backgrounds and a copy of our policies and procedures in your welcome pack.
We look forward to welcoming your little ones to our setting and have many activities planned for them once they have settled in and learned our preschool routine.
We are a non-profit making, charity run pre-school and rely on payments to offer the best level of care and opportunities to your children therefore if your child has a funded place we ask for an additional fee of £1.50 per session. For Additional fees or session fees for non-funded places/hours you will be invoiced for your sessions at the beginning of each term.
Fees are payable directly to our bank account or by cash. Please refer to our fees policy for further guidance. Late payments or non-payment may risk your child’s place so it is important that payments do not fall behind.