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Ruspini House Information

To contact the Ruspini House Pre-School, please use the following contact telephone numbers and email addresses:

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

For general enquiries, please use the email address: ruspinihouse@royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk

or telephone us on 01923 725316.

ABSENCE PROCEDURE FOR UNFORESEEN ABSENCE

Please call the Ruspini House telephone on 01923 725316 or email us before 8.45am.

Admissions

Individual appointments to visit the pre-school are available daily. Please contact Mrs Wood on 01923 725316 to make an appointment, or email ruspinihouse@royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk

On receipt of a Registration Form (available below), together with the non-refundable registration fee, we will place your child’s name on the waiting list for the half term in which he or she is eligible to enter Ruspini House. It is advisable to register as early as possible after the birth of your child. Pupil numbers are strictly regulated so that the legally permitted maximum number is not exceeded. Please also provide us with a Pupil Requirement Form (available below) indicating which sessions you are likely to require on entry. Places are offered strictly in order of registration. Registering does not guarantee a place in the pre-school.

Priority without guarantee, subject to places being available, will be given to siblings provided they are registered at least 3 months before the anticipated starting date and their brother/sister is attending the pre-school when he/she starts. This priority only applies to the offer of a place, not to the allocation of particular sessions e.g. morning/afternoon. Parents wishing to register siblings should do so as soon as possible following birth.

An acknowledgement of receipt of the Registration Form will be sent.

Confirmation of a place will be sent at least six months before the anticipated starting date.

Acceptance of the place in writing must be received within two weeks of the offer being made. Failure to do so may mean the offer of a place being withdrawn. Acceptance signifies the parents’ commitment to the place and an agreement to pay the first term’s fees for attendance as agreed, even if subsequently the child for any reason does not attend or there is a reduction in the number of sessions. At the time of acceptance, payment of the deposit will be required. The deposit is not refundable if a child is withdrawn before he/she takes up his/her place. (Please refer to the Standard Terms & Conditions for further details)  

Standard Terms and Conditions

Registration Form

Pupil Requirement Form

Pre-School Fees

Please click here to view our fees

Pre-School Term Dates

For Term Dates September 2016 - July 2017 - Click here

For Term Dates September 2017 - July 2018 - Click here

Pre-School Policies

The following pre-school policies are available for you to download. 

Admissions Policy

Complaints Policy

Confidentiality, Access and Information Sharing Policy

Curriculum Policy

Managing Medicines Policy

Parental Involvement Policy

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Special Educational Needs Policy

Use of Mobile Phones and Using Photographic Images of Children Policy

Safeguarding Policy - We share the RMS Safeguarding policies which can be found here.

If you require copies of any other policies or have any further queries about pre-school policies, please contact Mrs Wood, Pre-School Secretary.

Parent Handbook

Our Parent Handbook contains useful information regarding the policies and procedures at Ruspini House Pre-School. 

A copy of our Parent Handbook can be found here.

In the event that this handbook does not answer your questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Finkel (Head of Pre-School) or Mrs Wood (Pre-School Secretary).

Pre-School Uniform

Pre-school uniform is compulsory and parents are provided with a uniform list when they receive an offer of a space at Ruspini House. A copy of this list can be found here or requested from the Pre-School Office.

Correct uniform is an essential requirement and parents will be informed in the event that their child is consistently wearing incorrect clothing.

Please ensure that all clothing is named including shoes and plimsolls.

Pre-School Menus

All food is prepared in the Ruspini House kitchen which has a 5 Star rating from Environmental Health.  Staff will record and act on information from parents regarding their children’s dietary needs and food allergies.  A vegetarian option is always available to meet the requirements of a range of faith communities.

Some sample menus are available to download below:

Week One Sample Menu

Week Two Sample Menu

Week Three Sample Menu

Notice of Withdrawal

Once the parent or guardian has accepted the offer of a place in the School, he or she is required to give the Head of Pre-School, in writing, a least one full term’s notice of the withdrawal of the pupil concerned, irrespective of whether or not the pupil has joined the pre-school, otherwise payment of the pre-school fees for the following term will be due. In the event of the Head of Pre-School requiring a pupil to be removed from the school for misconduct, no part of the current term’s fee will be refunded. Full details of the provisions on Notice and Fees in Lieu of Notice can be found in the Terms and Conditions Section 8.  Click herefor the Terms and Conditions.

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