If you have any questions about our amazing playgroup, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are open
Monday- Friday 8:30 – 3:30pm (limited spaces available)
Alternatively, you can claim your 15 hours spread across 2 ½ days but will incur an additional charge. 8:30-3:30 pm (Inclusive of a £5 charge for lunch hour.
Term time only
We are closed for all school holidays
We charge £5 per hour. Those claiming 15/30 hours who would like an early start or lunch stay, an extra £2.50 per ½ hour session will be added at either end. E.g. 8:30-9:00am £2.50 or 12:00-12:30pm £2.50
To claim 30 hours, complete free of charge, can be claimed between the hours 8:30- 2:30pm
Funding for two year olds (FF2). – Kent County Council currently fund children from the term after their 2nd birthday when meeting certain criteria – this is accessed through government Sure Start centres, or parents can claim online at www.kent.gov.uk/freefor2
For more information regarding Government 30 hour funding please go to https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds
Childcare Vouchers – Chislet and District accept payments made through childcare vouchers – Please ask for details
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) – Children claiming their 3/4year old free entitlement may also be able to claim an additional allowance to support their individual child’s needs at the setting. Please ask Manager for details of the criteria and how to apply.
We have a uniform polo shirt, sweatshirt and fleece in maroon – order forms available. Please ask the manager.
The playgroup provides protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities, but please don’t send them in best clothes as we don’t want them worrying about spoiling anything.
Snacks and packed lunches
Chislet and District Playgroup make snack time a social time at which children and adults eat together. We provide fruit and a healthy carbohydrate e.g. breadstick or cracker at snack-time and a choice of milk or water to drink. We use snack-time to celebrate birthdays and special occasions during the year. Do tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met.
We ask parents to provide a healthy packed lunch (no chocolate or sweets) with a non-fizzy drink if their child is staying until 12.45pm; as this helps us to re-inforce healthy lunch boxes for everyone.
Fees for January 2020/July 2020
- Fee structure is reviewed annually by the Committee.
- We charge £5 per hour and have a registration fee of £30 (with this you get a Playgroup top and jumper) Parents/ Carers on a totally free pattern will not incur these charges.
- Fees are still payable if your child is away from Playgroup due to illness or holiday.
- Fees are still payable if Playgroup has to close due to adverse conditions beyond their control. (eg severe weather)
- We are registered for the ‘Free For 2’ programme where qualifying children can receive funding at 2 years old. Please ask for details.
- Children are entitled to government funding for 15 hours per week starting the term after their third birthday.
- If you qualify for Free 30 hour Funding, your child can start this the term after their third birthday.
All children become eligible for government 15 hour funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. Chislet and District Playgroup offer free entitlement over 38 weeks of the year. We are a Term time only setting and so do not offer stretched funding across 52 weeks.
Pattern of 15 hour funding per week:
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm (5 x 4 hour sessions = 15 hours funded and 5 hours lunch care)
2 full days 8.30am-3.30pm (2 x 7 hour sessions = 12 hours funded and 2 hours lunch care)
and a half day either 12:30am – 3:30pm (1 X 3 hour session = 3 hours funded)
or 8:30am – 12:30pm (1 x 4 hour session = 3 hours funded and 1 hour lunch care)
Pattern of totally free delivery of 15 funded hours per week (Limited Spaces Available)
Monday to Friday 12:30pm – 3:30pm (5 x 3 hour sessions = 15 hours)
Pattern of totally free delivery of 30 funded hours per week (Limited Spaces Available)
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 2.30pm (5 x 6 hour sessions = 30 hours)
If you have any questions about our amazing kindergarten, please do not hesitate to contact us.