As she points out, having a separate room helps them operate a slightly different system to have funded children in one room and non-funded children in another. Is that not providing a two-tier system?
Ms Baxter is obviously managing full daycare provision, from purpose-built premises, open all year round. She is in fact charging a top-up fee if she is charging for all the extra hours she provides for the children.
So what happens to term-time sessional settings? We normally operate from shared accommodation and are not open during the school holidays. Our sessions will run for around three-and-a-half hours, morning and afternoon.
Where do we get the opportunity to charge for any extra time?
I don't think we term-time sessional providers have many options open.
Perhaps this is exactly what the Government wants - either full daycare or nursery units attached to a reception class in every school. Some choice for parents!
Candy Head, Tigglets Montessori Nursery, Crondall, Hampshire