Our and Fees

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RMOP is open term time only between 8.00am - 5.00pm. Please see below for further information:

RMOP ‘core’ hours are between 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday, during term-time

The sessions available are:

Morning (Core AM)

9.00am – 1.00pm

Full Day (Core FULL DAY)

9.00am – 3.00pm

‘Scurries’ Wraparound

We also offer wraparound care (limited spaces).

This is from 8.00am – 9.00am (Scurries AM) and from 3.00pm – 5.00pm​ (Scurries PM)

RMOP FUNDING AND FEES POLICY March 2024
RMOP TERMS AND CONDITIONS March 2024

Below are our current fees (updated April 2024)

PLEASE SEE OUR LETTER TO PARENTS AND CARERS REGARDING FEES FROM APRIL 2024

 Under 3Over 3

Core AM session

9am-1pm (4 hours)

£28

+£1 voluntary snack*

£24

+£1 voluntary snack*

Core FULL DAY session

9am-3pm (6 hours)

£42

+£2 voluntary snack*

£36

+£2 voluntary snack*

Scurries

8am-9am and 3pm-5pm

£7 per hour or part thereof£6 per hour or part thereof
Scurries for children attending a First School

AM session

8am-8.45am

£5

PM session

3.15pm (leave by 4pm)

£5

PM session

3.15pm (leave by 5pm)

£8.50

Fees for ‘core’ hours (9.00am-3.00pm) are charged termly in advance.

Fees are payable regardless of absenteeism and holidays taken in term-time. If you choose to drop off your child late, or pick up early from a session, you are still liable to pay for the full session.  A half term’s written notice is required for withdrawing your child from RMOP.

Invoices for Scurries wraparound fees are issued at the end of each half term for hours attended during that half term.  If you require weekly regular wrap hours, we recommend you add them to your ‘core’ hours to secure your child’s place.  You will then be invoiced in advance for these hours along with your ‘core’ hours.

We sometimes have spaces for ‘one off’ extra sessions.  If your child attends an extra session you will be invoiced at the end of the term.

We only accept invoice payments via BACS.  All payment information is on the invoice you will receive.  We are registered with the Government Tax Free Childcare scheme and also accept employer childcare vouchers (both can be paid directly to us via BACS).  We are happy to take payment in instalments, providing this has been arranged with us in advance.  You can contact our Admin Team via email for more information about anything relating to invoices and payments (admin@rmop.co.uk).

Other payments

We ask for a voluntary contribution towards ‘snack’ for each day that your child attends.  The suggested amount per day depends on the length of time your child attends (see above table).

*A note about the voluntary ‘snack’ donation on all invoices:
This is a historical term that doesn’t really explain that your contribution isn’t just for all the food that hungry children devour. It also helps fund cooking ingredients, trips offsite, additional Forest School resources and our hygiene supplies (wipes, gloves, nappy bags, spare nappies/pull ups) therefore we appreciate any and all donations.

The total suggested donation is detailed on your termly invoice.  We ask that if you choose to make a contribution, that you make the payment via BACS at your convenience.  Please ensure you include a payment reference when paying.

Late collection charges

All children MUST be collected on time. We ask parents to arrive 5 minutes before the end of session in order that children leave the preschool on time. If you think you might be late you should contact us as soon as possible.

Late collections result in increased staff costs therefore, if you are late in collecting your child you may be charged.

Core sessions (9.00am – 3.00pm)

Up to 5 minutes late – £5 charge

6 to 10 minutes late – £10 charge

11 minutes or more – Additional £1 per minute charge for each additional minute

Scurries wraparound sessions

Late pick up (after 5pm) incurs an automatic £10 charge as well as an additional charge of £1 per minute.  (e.g. pick up at 5.05pm would incur £15 in late fees).

If you need to change your sessions, you must give adequate notice (see our Terms and Conditions for more information).

Your requested sessions will be reviewed each term by the Leader prior to the headcount date each term and if you choose to change them you will be asked to complete a new childcare agreement form.  You can download this by clicking below or request a paper copy from a member of staff.

RMOP CHILDCARE AGREEMENT AND SESSIONS REQUIRED FORM

The Government funds 15 hours of childcare per week for ALL 3 year olds, starting in the term following their third birthday.  Some families are eligible for an additional 15 hours (30 hours total). This can be split across more than one childcare provider.  The Government also provides 15 hours funding per week for some 2 year olds.

You can find out more, and check your eligibility by clicking on the links below:

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Early education free entitlement

Childcare choices

Help with childcare costs