Invitation to tender: Mickleton Primary School Nursery
Please allow me to introduce myself; I’m a governor at Mickleton Primary working on plans to reopen a nursery at our lovely village school. As you run a childcare business locally, the governors wanted to let you know that we are now inviting tenders for a company to provide nursery services on site.
We are seeking a supplier to provide nursery services to the local community from this new facility starting in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. There are full details in the tender document attached, which includes a schedule of dates for expressions of interest, site visits and applications. The nursery will be based in a standalone classroom which has been converted into a new facility for pre-schoolers, with its own entrance and dedicated outdoor space. Although the site will be run by an independent supplier, our ambition is for the nursery children to integrate with school life wherever possible.
Please note that the deadline for expressions of interest is Tuesday 30 April. If you have any questions about the tender or the process of appointing a supplier, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the email address below.
With all best wishes
Chair – Nursery Sub Committee
Will the school's lunchtime catering be available to nursery children?
Mickleton Primary School currently run before and after school club [Hedgies] during term time only. The provider would not be allowed to compete for this service.
During school holidays Playrangers provide activities usually one day each half term and three days over the summer break, the funding currently being arranged by the Chair of Governors with no fee for participation on the day. Whether or not this continues could be open to negotiation.
However, we would wish to encourage holiday club provision by the appointed provider for any child of nursery or primary school age using the designated Nursery area of the Site.
If parents applied for term time after school care for primary age children not attending Mickleton Primary School, we would raise no objection.
There is no precedent for out of term utilities costs. In assessing the licence fee, a proportion of school utilities costs were allocated proportionate to the size of the facility compared to the rest of the school. We are currently looking at the installation of separate metering. Details of the estimation will be available for the site visit.
Mickleton Primary and Nursery School, Broadmarston Lane, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6SJ