Admission

Payment of Fees

SmileyArk fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance through bank transfer or Childcare Vouchers (from an approved provider). Weekly payments must be received by the Friday before your child is due to be picked up the following week. Monthly payments should be received on the first day of the month. In the case of payment by Bank Transfer, payment date and frequency will be as mutually agreed in writing with us. If you are paying by Childcare Vouchers, we recommend you check with your provider to clarify their individual timescales for payments to SmileyArk to ensure that payments are received on time as some providers remit payments to us on a monthly basis.

Registration Fee

A Registration Fee of £10 will be charged both at the time of first registration and for all subsequent years. Registration Fees are non-refundable.

Deposit

Payment of a Deposit equivalent to 3 weeks fees for full-timers (i.e. attending for 5 days per week) and 4 weeks fees for part-timers (i.e. attending for 1-4 days per week) is required at the time of first Registration. This will be offset against the remaining 3 weeks fees for full-timers (4 weeks for part-timers) when notice is given.

Short Notice & Odd Day Bookings

Short Notice and Odd Day Bookings are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. They must be paid for by 5pm on the day the place is confirmed as places cannot be reserved without immediate payment once booking has been confirmed. Payment is still required for Short Notice and Odd Day bookings in the event of cancellation or non-attendance.

Late Pick-up

A Late Pick-up Charge of £5.00 for every 5 minutes after 6.00pm will apply. If you will be unable to pick your child up before the normal closing time of 6.00pm, please ensure that you call the club telephone no. to notify staff. Please do not rely on a text message as we cannot guarantee that this would be received in time.

EYFS

  • A Child is eligible for the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) in line with the department of Education table below.
  • A Child born on or between 1 April and 31 August will become eligible for a free place from start of term 1, in September, following their 3rd birthday.
  • A Child born on or between 1 September and 31 December will become eligible for a free place from start of term 2, in January, following their 3rd birthday.
  • A Child born on or between 1 January and 31 March will become eligible for a free place from start of term 3, in April, following their 3rd birthday.

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SmileyArk Kids Breakfast & After School Clubs

St Joseph’s Club

Breakfast club: 7.30am – 8.45am

After School: 3pm – 6pm

Belvedere club

After School: 3pm – 6pm

After School: 3pm – 6pm

Mayplace club

After School: 3pm – 6pm

After School: 3pm – 6pm