Admissions and Fees Policy

Just Like Home Childcare is registered with Ofsted; our registration number is EY541958. We provide care for children between the ages of 3 and 15 from our Kindergarten through to our after School and Holiday Club.  Places are offered on a first-come first-served basis. When all places have been filled a waiting list will be established, with the following order of priority:

  1. Siblings of children already attending the club
  2. Those requiring the greatest number of sessions/hours per week
  3. Children of West Hove Infants & Junior School, St Andrews C.E Primary School, Deepdene School, Bilingual Primary School and Goldstone School.
  4. Children living in the area attending other schools.
  5. Sibling of children who live in the area attending other schools.


When an enquiry regarding places is made, parents or carers will be given all the relevant information, including:

  • Information regarding availability of places
  • Details of the Admissions and Fees policy
  • Registration form, medical form, parent contract, booking form, photo permission form, Behaviour Management policy, Complaints policy.

If a place is available, the parents and child will be invited to visit the setting for an induction. The child will be able to attend the setting as soon as the completed forms are received.  If no places are available the parent will be informed and the child’s name added to the waiting list. As soon as suitable places become available parents will be informed.

Booking Procedure

Parents must complete the necessary paperwork, ie contract, registration, medical, booking and photo permission forms, before their children can attend the Just Like Home Childcare.

  • Permanent place: Once booked, if a child does not attend for any reason, you will still be charged for this place. If you wish to cancel the place altogether, one month’s notice in writing is required.
  • Temporary booking: We will accept temporary or occasional bookings as long as there are places available. If a temporary place has been booked and is no longer required, we must be given 48 hours notice. If notice is not given, the place will still be charged for.
  • Fee structure: Fees are charged at a fixed rate for after school club @ £20 per session to include a hot meal with a dessert. Kindergarten fees are to be announced soon. We recognise that childcare can be costly, so we encourage eligible parents or carers to claim the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit. We are also registered to accept many childcare vouchers. Please speak to a member of management or the office for details on this.
  • Fees are payable monthly in advance.
  • Fees can be paid by cheque, electronic transfer, cash or direct debit.
  • There is a charge of £5 per 10 minutes for late collection, which will be added to the next invoice.
  • Just Like Home Childcare charges a registration/booking fee of £25.00 per child.
  • Just Like Home Childcare reserves the right to charge an additional booking fee for multiple changes to a child’s sessions and payment plan within the contracted period. This will also be £25.00.
  • Fees are charged for booked sessions whether the child attends or not.
  • We will consider requests for variation to payment terms on an individual basis. Anyone making these requests should contact the manager at the earliest opportunity. Any queries regarding fees should be directed to the manager. If fees are not paid, we will write to the parent or carer, requesting payment. If the parents or carers are having difficulty making the payment on time we recommend that they arrange a meeting with the manager as soon as possible. Where there is no explanation for repeated late payment, the manager will contact the parents or carers to discuss payment options. The manager may issue a formal warning to the parent or carer informing them that continued late payment will result in their child’s place at Just Like Home Childcare being withdrawn. If the fees remain unpaid after all the above options have been explored, we may have to cancel the child’s place.

This policy was adopted by Just Like home Childcare. Date: 1st December 2016

To be reviewed: 1st December 2017.  Signed:

Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Information and records [3.68-3.75]