Hours and days open:
My Tiny Tots is open from 7.30am - 6.00pm
Monday - Friday both term time and throughout school holidays.
I am closed on bank holidays (no charge will be made for these days) I am also closed between Christmas and New Year.
I charge £8.00 an hour including all meals (Breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea)
If you are late collecting your child in the evening, you will be charged £8.00 every hour after 6.15pm. (Obviously I understand occasionally there are delays, if there is please can you contact me via text message or whatsapp)
I will take children to local groups, the cost of these groups will not be included in the fees, however I will notify you and seek your permission beforehand.
If I take a holiday then no fee will be charged as the setting will be closed. If you take a holiday, then the full amount must still be paid to save your child’s place. This also applies if you take your child out for a single day.
I will give at least four weeks notice should I wish to take any holiday.
If I am unwell then you will not be charged for the time I’m off. However my assistant Hannah will ensure the setting is open as normal. If your child is unwell you will still be charged.
You will be sent an invoice at the end of each week which will need to be paid by Monday. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
What you will need to provide:
A change of clothes in case of spillage, messy play etc
Appropriate footwear i.e. wellies if raining
Hat, coat (rain mac), gloves, scarf and boots in cold weather
Baby formula & bottles
Comfort toys/ blankets
Medication if required
Anything else you think your child might require
Please can you write your child’s name on any of their belongings.
What I will provide:
Aprons for messy play
Food and drink unless you wish to bring your own
Cups & beakers
Plates & cutlery
Sleeping mattress and blankets
I understand how difficult it is for parents to leave their child with a childminder and return to work. I will therefore work with you to ensure your child is settled and that you are happy with the care that I will provide. I aim to settle your child in as quickly and securely as possible. If you contact me to proceed with my childminding service I will invite you back for a second meeting to complete the relevant paperwork, we would also arrange a settle-in period for your child. Some children do take longer than others to settle, therefore the length of a settling in period will depend on each child individually, usually a 2-3 hour session works with most children. I will work with you to support your child through this transitional period and make it as easy as possible. It is important that you and your child are relaxed and happy in my home and with the care I provide. I will however ask you to provide anything that would make your child feel more at home i.e. a comfort blanket, dummy ect.
3 month to 6 month reviews:
When your child has settled, after 3 months I will ask parents to join me for a chat, to talk about how their child is developing. After the first review, I will then do the reviews every 6 months, but of course, if you have any concerns or would like to share any information with me before the review date, then please do.
If you have a special occasion coming up and you would like your child to celebrate it in my care, please detail what occasion it is so I can organise special activities for them.
If you wish to bring in birthday cakes, treats etc. Please do. Kindly I ask if you can bring shop bought cakes, so that parents are able to see ingredients in case of any dietary requirements.
Treats will be sent home with the Children at the end of the day.
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