Tilgate - Information

Address: Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, RH10 5DF
Tel: 07305 025426 | Email: information@giggleandgrowpreschool.co.uk
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We are Ofsted Registered and currently have four members of trained staff/training staff.
Each session we provide places for up to 32 children aged 2 plus.

At our Pre-School we strive:

  • To provide quality care and education within a safe and stimulating environment 
  • To meet, within the limits of the pre-school, each child’s individual needs 
  • To, in consultation with parents/carers, provide a full, broad, balanced and varied curriculum
  • To ensure that experienced and appropriately trained staff are employed to plan and deliver the curriculum
  • To promote a working partnership between staff, parents/carers, management and children
  • To provide equal opportunities for all children and adults within the pre-school community

Curriculum

As an Ofsted and PSLA registered organisation, we aim to meet the child’s individual needs within the setting and enable them to make maximum progress towards the Early Learning Goals of the EYFS (please see the ‘Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework’ booklet in your starter pack). More importantly, we believe that our overall aim is to provide a happy and secure environment in which children can develop personally, socially and emotionally, recognising that we are the foundation stone upon which their future education is built. We strive to promote and encourage independence, self-esteem, tolerance and an awareness of other people’s needs to enable children to acquire and share values which enrich their lives and those of others.

Session Times

Session Times:

9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00am – 13:00pm (Packed lunch required)

Session Times:

9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00am – 13:00pm (Packed lunch required)

9:00am – 14:30pm (Packed lunch required)

Session Times:

9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00am – 13:00pm (Packed lunch required)

9:00am – 14:30pm (Packed lunch required)

Session Times:

9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00am – 13:00pm (Packed lunch required)

9:00am – 14:30pm (Packed lunch required)

Session Times:

9:00am – 12:00pm

9:00am – 13:00pm (Packed lunch required)

Uniform

We have uniform in place at Giggle and Grow, this is optional. The prices are as follows:

  • T-shirt with logo – £5.00
  • Zip up hoodie with logo –  £13.80
  • Book Bags – £5.00
  • Baseball cap –   £5.00
  • Package – X2 T-shirts, Book bag, Baseball Cap and Zip up hoodie £31.00

All items are available to order 50% deposit required when ordering, please see a member of staff to order.

Fees

9.00am – 12.00pm £14.00 per session

9.00am – 13.00 pm £19.00 per session

9.00am – 14.30pm £26.00 per session

12.00pm – 14.30pm £12.00 per session 

We also run a lunch club daily 12.00pm – 13.00pm for children who do not attend a full day session the cost for this is £5.00 

Two year old funding

There is an offer of free childcare for two-year-olds in West Sussex who meet the requirements conditions. The aims of this offer include providing childcare to the most disadvantaged two-year-olds and to narrow the gap in educational achievement between disadvantaged children and other children in the County. 

To qualify you must be in receipt of one of a list of benefits, such as Income Support. A full list of the required benefits, additional criteria and information about how to apply for the funding can be obtained from the manager of our setting.

Government funding

The term after their third birthday, children become entitled to 570 hours over a period of 38 weeks a year (which is 15 hours per week). Giggle and Grow Preschool will give you all the forms you need and the funding will come straight to us. If you use your full entitlement before the end of the 38 weeks you will be charged at £4.60 per hour for the rest of the year. We are registered for the 30 hours free entitlement.

Vouchers

We are registered with a voucher scheme; please see management staff for details.

Payment

Fees are due the first session of each week. Unfortunately, we are unable to waiver fees if your child is absent due to sickness or holiday.

Admin/Registration fee

There is a one off non-refundable registration fee of £25.00 which is required when you hand in your child’s application form, please note this does not apply to Government funded children.