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Any CM or parents talk me through the whole process of preschool/wraparound hours and how the payments work plese?!

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PanicPants · 22/10/2007 14:21

Ds will soon start having some sessions at preschool. At present he goes to CM three times a week.

What happens (if anything) to the payments I make if he goes to preschool when CM has him? She will be taking him and picking him up. Isn't he entitled to vouchers or something like that? [complete ignorance emoticon!]

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PanicPants · 22/10/2007 14:22

Oh and then what happens to the payments when he starts school properly? If the CM takes him and picks him up, do I have to pay her for the whole day?

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bloodsuckingLOONEY · 22/10/2007 14:33

When children go to nursery/pre-school, the CM is usually paid for those hours as it would be pretty much impossible to fill those hours, especially if she's dropping off and taking him. Also, presuming you would need full day care in the holidays? If you are paying the pre-school because he's under 3, you pay them direct for that.



PanicPants · 22/10/2007 14:37

Thank you bsl (great name!). I have a term time only contract as I teach. He'll be 3 when he starts preschool

What about when he starts school properly? (I know, I'm planning ahead!)

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Megsdaughter · 22/10/2007 14:45

Once your Lo get s to full time school (and that means all day, most schools do half days for the first half term or here in Dorset the first term) you pay just fo rthe before and after, as your child will go up to the 5-8 ratio with your CM.


PanicPants · 22/10/2007 14:47

Thank you!

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bloodsuckingLOONEY · 22/10/2007 15:10

Glad you like my halloween name!

MegsD has answered the rest for you.


nannynick · 22/10/2007 15:55

For pre-school, nursery education funding starts from the TERM FOLLOWING the child's 3rd Birthday. Pre-School will be able to provide you with the claim form.


PanicPants · 22/10/2007 17:31

Thank you again!

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