In section A, I will be looking at the Nursery Nurse and the General Practitioner. I will be looking at them on a national and local level; and will explain how they are funded. For my Nursery Nurse study, I have chosen to use Aston University Nursery, which is a private nursery. Private means the organisation is run on a profit making basis and is, therefore businesses. I will begin my looking first at the Nursery Nurse.
Funding at Aston University Nursery Aston University Nursery is a private nursery. Private organisations charge for their services with the intention of making a profit. Aston University receives its money by charging the fee paying parent for the sessions booked. If parents are eligible to receive Child Tax Credit, they need to inform Inland Revenue and they can then be refunded in full. Even though it shares its name with Aston University and Matthew Boulton, it is on the same site.
If a parent wants their child to go to Aston University Nursery, they have to pay a non-fundable booking fee of 50. Before this, the parent will have to go on a waiting list, and then they are contacted as to whether or not their child got the place. This is to ensure that their child has a place at the nursery and that the parents are certain that they want their child/children to join the nursery. Thirty places are assigned to the use of Aston University students and then staff, followed by the non-university users if there are spaces available. Also, thirty places are allocated to Matthew Boulton College students. Places are given in each of the four care rooms; 7 places for 0-1 year olds; 8 places for 1-2 year olds; 7 places for 2-3 year olds and 8 places for 3-5 year olds.
This pie chart shows the amount of children that Aston University Nursery can facilitate: The structure of fees is decided by Aston University and it is reviewed yearly. If there are any changes to the structure, parents are notified in the form of a re-issue of the terms and conditions of a nursery. If fees are not paid on time, this will result in the child losing their place within the Nursery.
Below is a table to show the fees that parents have to pay for their children to attend Aston University Nursery.Another type of person that might be likely to join to Aston University is a student. If this is the case, they may have lectures and this is where the casual days come in handy. A Casual day at the nursery means that the parents only brings their child in to the nursery on the days that they feel suitable. Although it costs more, the student will find the hours more flexible to suit their daily routine.
Funding for Aston University Nursery This pie chart shows how the money is spent once Aston University received its budget via the parents, and funding. The pie chart also shows how many children are ‘on role,’ how many of them are ‘part time’ and how many are ‘full time.’ Forty-seven children go to the university part time, and 18 go to Aston University Nursery part time. This graph shows the amount of people that have children that go to Aston University Nursery part-time and full-time. For Part-time users, the nursery’s budget is 7050, and budget for the full-time users is 2925.