Due to the current circumstance of the world-wide pandemic (COVID19), we respectfully ask that families are transparent in telling us if your child has been exposed to anyone with the corona virus. It is imperative that we all work together and show kindness through honesty. From our side, we will do the same if a child or staff member have been exposed that has been near your child's group. Stay safe, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Parents must submit all required documents and settle all registration / tuition fees before or on the day their child begins sessions at LEN. Please note that all fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Our nursery hours are 8.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. We understand that working parents may require before and after hours’ care, therefore we have extended hours from 6.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Children not registered in the before / extended after hour program and are dropped off earlier than 7.30 a.m and /or picked up later than 5.00 p.m. will be charged additional fees. Please refer to the nursery calendar to avoid any confusion on term dates and times.
Annual Academic Registration Fees are included for all children and must be paid in order to secure your child's seat. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable and due upon submission of your child's registration within 48 hours. Failure to pay the fee will result in cancellation of the submitted application form.
Children collected late from nursery will incur late fees as posted in our reception.
Tuition fees exclude the cost of uniforms, curriculum, field trips, before / afternoon care, or evening baby sitting. Tuition fees for each term must be paid via bank transfer or credit / debit card. We do not accept cash or cheques. All fees including uniforms, curriculum, field trips and extra care are non refundable and/or non transferable due to an enforced closure out of the nursery's control and will not be carried over into a subsequent term or year. Payment of the full term's fee is a confirmation of a place for your child(ren) at LEN. There are no reduction in fees for absences of any reason whatsoever as our fees are per the term and not on a daily / weekly / monthly basis.
If a child joins anytime during the academic year and a place has already been reserved from the beginning of the year, the full tuition fees for the term unattended from the beginning of the academic year are payable. If a child joins late in the academic year, the fees for the entire term are due and are not pro-rated.
If a child withdraws at any time or does not join LEN for any reason during terms 1-3 or the summer term, the fees for tuition and other optional services are NON refundable. The registration fee is non-refundable. A written withdraw notice is required 30 days in advance. Upon receipt of the written withdraw notice, the child's seat will be made available to an alternate student. If your child would like to rejoin LEN within the academic year in which the withdraw was made, a 50 OMR re-registration fee will be required and is subject to availability of seat.
NO AGGRESSION BEHAVIOR POLICY
LEN stands by a non-aggressive behavior policy, this includes any sort of bullying, physical abuse and biting. If after all steps have been taken in the disruptive behavior policy without resolution a notice of withdraw will be documented and sent in person or via email and the supervising authorities will be informed. Tuition fees will not be refunded.
Aggressive parents or visitors will not be tolerated at any point and will be asked to be removed from the premises immediately. Repeated offense(s) may result in the child’s parent/family member to be denied access to any part of the premises.
Uniforms are mandatory for children 3 years and up. The uniform is a pull-over shirt with LEN logo and khaki colored shorts, trousers or skirts and may be purchased from our administration. All children must wear socks and shoes that are easy to remove. No flip-flops or beach sandals allowed! Failure to comply by the uniform policy will result in children being sent home.
Children who are ill should not be brought to nursery with the following: A temperature of 37.7c, vomiting or diarrhoea occurring more than once in a 24 hour period, a contagious disease such as chicken pox, pink eye, strep throat or hand-foot-mouth disease, an unidentified rash or constant thick coloured nasal discharge. Children brought with head lice will be sent home for treatment until the nits / eggs have been removed. If any child with a sign of runny nose, cough or sneezing starts after being dropped off at nursery, they will be separated from their group and parens will be asked to come pick them up.
Little Explorers Nursery staff will not administer any medication (over the counter or prescribed by a doctor) unless a written consent form is submitted with specific instructions. Staff will not administer any amount over the recommended dosage as specified on the medication prescription or bottle for the child's age/weight. Medication prescribed by a doctor must be brought in its original container with the child's name and dosage information and instructions clearly marked.
Little Explorers Nursery has an optional healthy meal program and is payable per term. We hold a strict NO-Nut / NO-Nutella policy and ask that parents who do send in snacks to not send in any type of nuts or nut spreads. All containers and bottles sent in are to be clearly labeled with your child's full name and containers and bottles are not to be glass. Parents must notify us if their child has any specific food allergy.
USE OF RESOURCES & EQUIPMENT
Parents will be charged for any lost or damaged Little Explorers Nursery resources including borrowed books and equipment.
Little Explorers Nursery may photograph and/ or film children by Little Explorers Nursery staff members during his / her learning at Little Explorers Nursery. These media files may be used for LEN’s online / social media and printed publications / advertisements / displays and these files shall be deemed to be Little Explorers Nursery property. Parents may submit a written request to should they decline to have photographs of their child shared on any social media platforms or Little Explorers Nursery website. Any other channel of communication will not be accepted as a formal request.
As per the regulations set forth by the Ministry of Social Development, all areas of LEN including the outdoor playground, outdoor parking lot and classrooms are monitored via CCTV. The CCTV equipment is used to provide a safer, more secure environment for the children, parents and staff who use our setting; as well as protecting the property and equipment. The equipment is accessible by authorized staff only and images / videos are restricted. Digital recordings are made using a digital recorder operating in real time mode, monitoring the setting continuously 24 hours a day. Images will normally be retained for 30 days from the date of recording, and then automatically recorded over.
AMENDMENT TO POLICIES
Management and Shareholders reserve the right to change policies at any time.