**In April the National Minimum wage increases. This will have a big impact on Playschool's staff wage bill and so after much consideration, the playschool management committee has come to the decision that playschool fees will have to increase from 1st April. To minimise the impact on families, the increase will be staged over two terms. The increases will be:
From Arpil 2020
Under 2's £5.40
2 year olds £5.20
Over 3's £4.80
From September 2020
Under 2's £5.50
2 year olds £5.30
Over 3's £4.90
Late collection fees
The playschool policy states that if children are collected later than their booked time there will be a charge to families. This is to cover additional staff wages for them to stay in ratio. The rates are as follows:
For up to 15 minutes late - 1 x the current hourly rate for the child.
This is repeated for further 15 minute intervals.
For example, if a child is picked up 20 minutes after their booked time, families will be charged 2 x the hourly rate.
For children where there are stretched hours banked with playschool, 1 hour stretched will be deducted for each 15 minute period after that time.