We are open:
Monday - 9.15am until 15.15pm
Tuesday - 9.15am until 15.15pm
Wednesday - 9.15am until 15.15pm
Thursday - 9.15am until 15.15pm
Friday - 9.15am until 15.15pm
We are conveniently situated in the centre of Silsden, in St James Church Hall.
All three and four year olds are entitled to a funded pre-school education place from the term following their third birthday. Our staff can inform you of your entitlement which we can automatically arrange via the local authority. Further information can be found at Bradford Council’s website. We also provide some funded places for eligible two year old’s. This comes into effect the term after their 2nd birthday, for more information concerning this funding, please contact us. We also accept childcare vouchers through work place schemes.
Terms and Conditions
The care of children is obviously a great responsibility and it is important that both parents and staff are completely clear about the terms of our care.
On registration, a Parent Pack will be supplied to you with lots of useful information regarding the running of our setting including the Terms and Conditions.
At Pied Piper we can only accept children for whom we hold a completed registration form and who are between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. An application to join form can be downloaded here.
Payment of fees
We prefer fees to be paid half termly at the beginning of each half-term, but we will accept payment on a weekly basis if it is more convenient. Fees must be settled before the last week of term.
Please inform the pre-school if your child is going to be absent, unfortunately due to ongoing staff costs fees are still to be paid during absences.
Due to the nature of Early Years funding, it is a requirement to document any absences of children and supply the data to the local authority. Misuse of funding will result in funding being withdrawn.
Collecting your child
The staff must be aware of who is collecting your child/children from pre-school. If anyone else is to collect your child, it is of paramount importance that the leaders are informed at the earliest opportunity.
If your child has not been collected from pre-school, the staff will try to contact the parent/carer. If they cannot be contacted the staff will then try to contact the emergency contact person.
Nursery Education Grant
Your child will be eligible for this grant the term after their second or third birthday. They will be entitled to a maximum of five sessions per week. Forms can be obtained from pre-school.
A requirement of the Nursery Education Grant application is an original birth certificate and a recent utility bill showing your current address which corresponds with the address on your funding parent agreement form. This form will be supplied to you by your setting.
What to do if your child is ill
If you suspect that your child is ill we would prefer that you didn’t bring them to pre-school.
Should they become ill at pre-school, the pre-school leader will contact the parent or emergency contact number to arrange for collections.
In the case of serious accident an ambulance will be called. Under no circumstances can staff take children to hospital in their own car.
Children who have suffered from sickness and diarrhoea must be kept at home for 48 hours after they have recovered from this. This is to stop the infection spreading.
Medicines can only be given at Pied Piper if an appropriate form giving clear instructions regarding the administration and dosage is signed by a parent/carer.