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Admissions Procedure

In order to register your child for Pippa Pop-ins, you must first visit the Nursery.  Please call the Schools Office on 020 7731 1445 to arrange an appointment.  

 

165 New King's Road, 233 New King's Road, 430 Fulham Road

Visits are scheduled for 9.30 am and 10.30 am on weekdays at the Fulham Schools.

 

5 Kensington Place
Visits are scheduled for 9.45 am and 10.45 am on weekdays at 5 Kensington Place.

 

Private Tours must be booked in advance.   Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the schools, so we suggest young children are brought in a baby bjorn or carrier.  Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for buggies and pushchairs left outside the Schools.

 

On your Private Tour you will be given a Pippa Pop-ins Pack which will include a Registration Form.  

 

Registration

In order to apply for a place at Pippa Pop-ins, Parents are required to complete a Registration Form and to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £150.  Payment of the registration fee does not guarantee a place at Pippa Pop-ins, but ensures that your child’s name will be added to the registration list.  Once your registration form has been processed you will be sent a registration email.

 

Registration List

All children are added to a registration list (waitlist) when they register for a place at Pippa Pop-ins.

 

Registering Prior to Birth

We are happy to accept registration forms prior to the birth of your child, but you must feel comfortable in sending it to us. Registration will be accepted after your first trimester.  On the registration form please put Baby where it requests first name and the baby's due date where it requests date of birth. 

 

Date of Birth

Your child’s exact date of birth will affect your future offer. It is vital that you inform us of your child’s date of birth, if you submit a due date on your registration form.  Children are placed in a year group and classroom according to their age and academic year.  Please record your child’s DOB in the British Format, DD/MM/YYYY.

 

Attendance

In order to maximise your chances of gaining a place we recommend that you are as flexible as possible with regards to the location and the session choices.  We do however suggest that you only register for locations and sessions that you would be happy accepting and will work for your family.

 

Allocation of Places

We offer a child a place based on the availability of spaces in the schools.  A place is offered on the basis of the following order of priority:  

 

 Current child wishing to increase sessions

 Sibling already in the school

 Sibling*

 Amount of sessions

 Date of request

 

*Pippa Pop-ins offers a sibling priority on the waitlist, however we still do require parents to register their younger children as early as possible.  Whilst our registration policy will help siblings, it should be noted that we cannot offer places if the school is full.  The sibling priority will not stand if the older child has left prior to Transition class.  

 

Guide Notice for Starting Dates

Autumn Term              

The Autumn Term (usually starting September) is the beginning of the academic year and our main intake. Offers for Autumn Term places are sent out *from the October/November prior.

 

Spring Term                 

The Spring Term starts in January and is part way through the academic year (it is the second term). Offers for Spring Term places are sent out *from the October/November prior.  Places will only be offered to children registered to start in the Spring Term if a child withdraws from the school and a place becomes available.

 

Summer Term              

The Summer Term (usually starting in April) is part way through the academic year (it is the third term). Offers for Summer Term places are sent out *from the January/February prior.  Places will only be offered to children registered to start in the Summer Term if a child withdraws from the school and a place becomes available.

 

*From

Please note that whilst, we will start offering places from the months listed above, places can still become available after these dates due to children withdrawing from the School.

 

Waitlist Information

You are welcome to call the Schools Office for an update, however we will be in touch by email as soon as we have any news.

 

Unfortunately it is impossible to predict when we will be able to offer your child a place and we are restricted by the number of children that we can have in a classroom and which academic year your child will be eligible for. 

 

Please note our Registration Lists (waitlists) are different for each school, year group, classroom and session type.  We do not give out a waitlist number as the lists are constantly changing. 

 

The offering process is an ongoing procedure throughout the year.

 

If your child does not receive a place to start in your requested term they will remain on the waitlist until a place becomes available.

 

The Offer

When you are offered a place it is as per your registration and the priorities on our waitlist. If you request to change your offer, please note that your child will be placed back on the waitlist until those particular sessions are available.

 

If you accept an offer of a place, your child can remain on our waitlist for any changes or session increases.  Current children have a priority on the waitlist.

 

Acceptance Deadline

When you are offered a place you may only be given a couple of days in order to accept the place.  This is to help everyone on the waitlist.

 

Accepting a Place

In order to accept a place, Parents are required to complete an online acceptance form and pay the deposit by the acceptance deadline.

 

Pippa Pop-ins Journey

We expect all children to complete their journey at Pippa Pop-ins, up to and including the final term of Transition Class.  Transition is the final year before Reception Class. 

 

Should your child complete their time at Pippa Pop-ins, your acceptance fee will be credited to your Summer Term Transition invoice.

 

There will be a Graduation Ceremony for Transition Children in the Summer Term.

 

School Deposit

The deposit is paid on acceptance of an offer and is held by the Nursery until such time as your child leaves the Nursery subject to a term’s written notice.  Should parents withdraw their application to join the school then the deposit is non-refundable and a term's written notice must still be given.  The deposit will be refunded in the third week of the term following your child’s departure subject to the school fees being paid.  Interest is not paid on this deposit.  

 

Updates & Responses

Please let us know any changes that you wish to make to your waitlist requests.  Any updates should be made in writing to schools@pippapopins.com.

 

We do ask that you inform us if you wish to be removed from our waitlist and to respond even if you do not wish to accept the place offered, as we are reliant on your answer in order to offer the place to the next child on the waitlist.

 

Requests for Changes to a Nursery Place

Any request for a change to the agreed start date (or deferment) must be a term in advance and confirmed by email by the Schools Office. We are not able to guarantee a place the following term and should you then wish to withdraw your child’s application to join the School your deposit is not refundable.

 

Decreasing the number of Sessions

Should you wish to decrease to the number of sessions your child attends or is due to attend, we ask you to provide the Nursery with a term’s written notice which must then be confirmed by email by the Schools Office.  

 

Cancelling a Confirmed Nursery Place (prior to starting)

Should you wish to cancel your child's place at Pippa Pop-ins, we ask for a term's notice by email which must then be confirmed by email by the Schools Office.  Notice must be received by the following dates for the notice to be applicable:

 

 Starting in the Autumn Term (September): Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Summer Term.

 Starting in the Spring Term (January): Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Autumn Term (September).

 Starting in the Summer Term (April): Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Spring Term (January).

 

Notice for Termination of a Nursery Place after the Agreed Start Date

Should you wish to withdraw your child from Pippa Pop-ins, we ask for a term’s notice by email which must then be confirmed by email by the Schools Office.  Notice must be received by the following dates for the notice to be applicable for the forthcoming term:

 

 Leaving Date end of Autumn Term: Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Autumn Term.

 Leaving Date end of Spring Term: Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Spring Term.

 Leaving Date end of Summer Term: Notice must be given prior to 1st week of the Summer Term.

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