Admissions and Fees Policy

Flavours Cookery School is registered with Ofsted; our registration number is 000000. We provide care for a maximum of 24 children between the ages of 5 and 13, primarily serving the children of the Ribble Valley.  

Places are offered on a first-come first-served basis. When all places have been filled, a waiting list will be established, with the following order of priority:

  1. Siblings of children already attending the Cookery School
  2. Those requiring the greatest number of sessions/hours per week


When an enquiry regarding places is made, parents or carers will be given all the relevant Cookery School information, including:

  • Information regarding availability of places
  • Details of the Admissions and Fees policy 
  • Registration form, medical form, parent contract, booking form, privacy notice, photo permission form
  • Behaviour Management policy
  • Complaints policy
  • Cookery School Handbook

If a place is available, the parents and child will be invited to visit the Cookery School for a tour / visit. The child will be able to attend the Cookery School as soon as the completed forms are received.

If no places are available the parent will be informed and the child’s name added to the waiting list. As soon as suitable places become available parents will be informed.

Booking procedure

Parents must complete the necessary paperwork, ie contract, registration, medical, privacy notice, booking and photo permission forms, before their children can attend the Cookery School.

  • After School Cookery:

Once booked, if a child does not attend for any reason, you will still be charged for this place. If you wish to cancel the place altogether, unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund.

  • Holiday Club School Cookery:

We will accept occasional bookings during holiday periods as long as places available. If a place has been booked and is no longer required, the Cookery School must be given 48 hours notice. If notice is not given, the place will still be charged for.

Fee structure

Fees are charged at [insert session/hourly rate as applicable]

The Cookery School recognises that childcare can be costly, so we encourage eligible parents or carers to claim the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit/Universal Credit. We are also registered to accept [insert name] childcare vouchers and with the Tax-Free Childcare scheme.

[Delete or modify the following payment terms as applicable]

  • Fees are payable [weekly/monthly/termly] in advance
  • Fees can be paid by cheque, electronic transfer, childcare vouchers, cash or direct debit
  • There is a charge of £5 for every 15 minutes per child for late collection, which will be added to your bill
  • The Cookery School charges an annual registration/membership fee of £2.50 per child
  • Fees are charged for booked sessions whether the child attends or not
  • We offer a [insert amount] % discount for siblings

Payment of fees

Fees are reviewed termly for the first year of the Cookery School being open and yearly thereafter. 

If fees are not paid, the Cookery School will write to the parent or carer, requesting payment. If the parents or carers are having difficulty making the payment on time we recommend that they arrange a meeting with the manager as soon as possible.

Where there is no explanation for repeated late payment, the manager will contact the parents or carers to discuss payment options. The manager may issue a formal warning to the parent or carer informing them that continued late payment will result in their child’s place at the Cookery School being withdrawn.

If the fees remain unpaid after all the above options have been explored, the Cookery School may have to cancel the child’s place. 

This policy was adopted by Flavours Cookery School Date: 15th August 2019
To be reviewed: August 2020 Signed: 
Carolyn Glover
Louise Sells

Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Information and records [3.68-3.75]