Early Years Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Read more about the EYFS curriculum, just follow the link below.

Fingertips are extremely proud of our Ofsted Outstanding rating from our latest inspection in 2017.

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Opening Hours            Term Dates              Fees

OPENING HOURS

All Saints Church Hall Sessions

Monday - 9.00am - 12.00pm

Tuesday - 9.00am - 12.00pm

Wednesday - 9.00am - 12.00pm

Friday - 9.00am - 12.00pm

Forest School Sessions

Monday - 12.15pm - 3.00pm

Tuesday - 9.15am - 3.00pm

Wednesday - 12.15pm - 3.00pm

Thursday - 9.15am - 3.00pm

TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2020

INSET

Wednesday 2nd September

 

TERM STARTS

Thursday 3rd September

 

HALF TERM

Monday 26th Oct  – Friday 30th Oct

CLOSED

16th December 2020 Fingertips at All Saints

Forest School Open as normal

 

TERM ENDS 

Friday 18th December 2020

Spring Term 2021

INSET

Monday 4th January

TERM STARTS

Tuesday 5th January

HALF TERM

Monday 15th Feb – Friday 19th February

TERM ENDS

Friday 26th March

Summer Term 2021

INSET

Monday 12th April

 

TERM STARTS

Tuesday 13th April 

BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 3rd May

 

HALF TERM

Monday 31st May  – Friday 4th June

TERM ENDS 

Friday 16th July

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Holiday Club @ Fingeritps Woodland Nursery

Monday 19th July - Friday 23rd July

Holiday Club @ Forest School

Monday 26th July - Friday 30th July

 
 

FEES

 Our Fees

Our Preschool fees of £24 are sessional and inclusive of healthy snacks and milk.

2 year old funding (the term after your child turns 2)

There is now funding available for some children who are aged 2 years old depending on your circumstances. We will help you apply for this and we will assist in any way we possibly can.

 

3-5 year old funding (the term after your child turns 3)

The term after your child turns 3 you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, you are welcome to take additional sessions for your child.  Additional sessions will be charged at the normal sessional rate. We do not ask for top ups or voluntary donations.

 

30 Hour funding

We are able to offer a small number of 30 hour funded places. Please call to discuss.

 

Invoicing

We invoice termly, however this can be paid in two instalments each instalment must be paid 7 days before the start of each half term. We would appreciate payments being made before the start of the new half term to avoid late payment fees. Any additional sessions can be paid by cash or cheque in advance.

 

Registration and Waiting list

To register your child with our setting or to place them on our waiting list an application form must be completed and returned with a registration fee of £35. This is a non-refundable fee.  Once a place comes available and we are able to offer your child a place you will have 14 days to make a refundable deposit of £200 to reserve your child’s place in our preschool.  This will be deducted from your invoice on the last month before your child leaves the preschool.  This deposit is not refundable if you decide that you no longer want the space prior to starting.  There is no reduction in fees for absence due to holidays or sickness.

 

Childcare Vouchers

We are registered on many different childcare voucher schemes.  Let us know which scheme and we will forward you the details.

 

 

 

 

More Useful Information

USEFUL LINKS

CONTACT US

Jenny Herbaut

Early Years Head Teacher

Fingertips Preschool 

All Saints Church Hall

129 Station Road , Harpenden

AL5 4UU