NORTHLEACH PLAYGROUP

Mill End, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3HJ

Registered Charity No. 1015852

 

Closure Policy

 

Statement of Intent

 

Our Playgroup will always endeavour to be open during normal hours whenever it is safe and feasible to do so. However when this is not possible we will not profit from this.

 

Aim

 

We will ensure that should playgroup need to close for whatever reason (snow, issues with building heating, staff illness) we will implement this policy as detailed below.

 

Method

 

There are 3 scenarios:

 

1. Fee Paying Children: A credit will be applied to their next bill for the day(s) that they were due to attend playgroup but were unable to do so as we were shut.

 

2. Funded Children (attending no more than 15 hours per week): We will not refund or credit their next bill as we are not allowed to give them the government’s money.

 

3. Funded Children (attending more than 15 hours per week): A credit will be applied to their next bill for the day(s) that they were due to attend playgroup but were unable to do so as we were shut. This will only be that which is above the 15 hours. For example, a child who attends 18 hours per week and playgroup closes for one day (6hours). We cannot credit the parent/carer with 6 hours, but only 3 hours. This is because we are not allowed to give the parent/carer the government’s money. If a child does 21 hours per week and they missed a full day (i.e. 6 hours) then they should get a credit for 6 hours on their next bill.

 

In all cases, we will only apply a credit (when applicable) if the child was due to attend playgroup on the day that it was closed.

 

 

 

Signed on behalf of the Management Committee    _____________________

 

 

Role of signatory (e.g. chairperson etc.)                          ____________________