Useful Info

Admissions

Prospective parents are very welcome to visit us, and can place their child on our waiting list by completing an application form.

Please call us on the 01494 433 426 below to arrange a visit.

To view  our admissions policy please click here

For our complaints policy please click here

If you would like to see any of our other policies please ask the Manager.

 

TERM DATES 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

7 Sept

26 Oct- 30 Oct

17 Dec

 

Spring Term 2021

5 Jan

15-19 Feb

1 April

Starts

Half Term

Nativity, End of Term

Starts

Half Term

End of Term

Summer Term 2021

20 April

3 May

31 May- 4 June

16 July

 

Starts

May Bank Holiday, Closed

Half Term

End of Term

 

A MARYLAND DAY

We're open during Bucks' school term times and offer the following sessions:

Mon & Fri: 9am-12pm

Tues-Thurs: 9am-12pm // 9am-1pm // 9am-2.30pm// 12pm-2.30pm

Sessions can be flexible. We include a variety of academic, play and artistic activities. These include; time with your key person, circle time, music sessions, gardening, cooking, phonics, stories, Forest School, inside & outside play (free flow). 

Our highlights include outings, celebrating of national events, an annual Christmas & Easter celebration at St Leonard's Church and Sports day. We embrace other religious celebrations.

Click to view our curriculum

 
 

OFSTED

Read the full 2018 report here

"Children thoroughly enjoy their time at preschool. They develop good levels of confidence and a keen interest in learning. The staff are extremely caring and supportive of children’s physical and emotional needs within a warm, nurturing envioronment."

Ofsted report  February 2018

 

FAQs

 

Is my child entitled to Government Funding?

All children are entitled to Government funding from the term following their 3rd birthday. We also take children who qualify for two year old funding. 

 

How many hours can my child be funded for?

Your child can be funded for up to 15 hours a week.

 

Do you have a lunch club?

Yes, on a Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 12-1pm your child is welcome to join us for lunch club, we recommend this for the older children so they get used to having lunch with their friends in preparation for school. You will need to provide them with a healthy packed lunch and drink - and no nuts please.

 

Do you have a uniform?

Yes! Our own logo Sweatshirts and T-shirts can be purchased through Maryland. We really recommend that children wear the uniform, not only will it prepare them for when they have to wear one for school but also saves their nice everyday clothes getting dirty.

 

What are your fees for children who are too young to be funded?

The current charge is £6.50 per hour. A morning session is 3 hours and an afternoon session is 2.5 hours.

 

Can I pay with childcare vouchers?

Yes, we welcome payment from any childcare voucher provider. Please use the enquiry form for further assistance.

 

Is Maryland registered for tax free childcare?

Yes.

 

What age does my child have to be to start at Maryland?

We take children from the age of 2 years 6 months and possibly slightly younger at our discretion.

 

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, please get in contact if you are interested in placing your child on the waiting list. We normally  recommend you arrange a visit first to have look around. During the present Covid restrictions this is not possible but the Manager is always available for information.

 

How many sessions should my child do?

That really is up to you, but any member of staff would be happy to give you advice. At this present time we are restricting numbers and therefore sessions (Oct 2020).

 

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Maryland Pre-school, St. Leonards Parish Centre, Glebe Way, Amersham, HP6 5ND

01494 433 426

maryland@stleonardscb.org.uk