As you will be aware the playgroup now receives funding from the Department of Education under the Pre-School Education Expansion Programme (PEEP). This funding pays the fees of children eligible for a funded place, covers staff salaries and pays the costs associated with the requirements of the PEEP, namely the support of an Early Years Specialist and additional planning time for staff to prepare delivery of the Early Years curriculum.
Additionally, the playgroup committee regularly organise fundraising events to raise money to cover the running costs, Early Years membership and insurance and purchase of new play materials and equipment. However, there is a shortfall.
To keep the Playgroup financially viable we have a playgroup fund:
|£25 Registration Fee due September||£20 Registration Fee due September|
|£25 Registration Fee due January||£10 Registration Fee due January|
|£25 Registration Fee due April|
At present all morning places are funded by the Department of Education. Our current fee is £8.50, afternoon fees are £9.50.
Fees can either be paid on a monthly or on a term basis. Monthly fees are to be paid by the 15th of each month and term fees are to be paid by the end of the first month of that term.