PLAY SENSE PTY LTD
Trading as Play Sense
Terms and conditions of use
Most recent Update: [30 March 2023 ]
- BINDING AGREEMENT
- This terms and conditions agreement (the “Agreement”) constitutes a binding agreement between you, as the User, and Play Sense Pty Ltd (“us”, “we”) regarding your access and use of the Play Sense website(s), the website currently located at www.playsense.org, as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website, mobile application or other website related, linked, used by or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”).
- You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood, and you agree to the terms of this Agreement. You accept and agree that, should you object to any term in this Agreement, you have the option not to proceed with accessing the Site.
- When you access the Site, you warrant that you have legal capacity and are not a minor in your own jurisdiction and / or the jurisdiction governing this Agreement, alternatively that you have your parents’ or legal guardians’ authorisation, consent and permission to access the Site and to be bound by this Agreement.
- This Agreement is effective immediately upon your accessing the Site.
- We reserve the right to add to, amend, vary, update and / or replace (“Update”) this Agreement at any time, and we will alert you thereto by reflecting the date of the most recent Update. You hereby waive any right to receive any further notice of any Update, and you accept that it is your duty and responsibility to review this Agreement periodically. You will be subject to and will be deemed to have been made aware of and accepted any Update by your continued access to the Site after the date any Update has been made.
- Words and expressions defined in any clause shall, unless the application of any such word or expression is specifically limited to that clause, bear the meaning assigned to such word or expression throughout this Agreement when capitalised. The clause headings do not form part of this Agreement and shall not be taken into account in its construction and its interpretation.
- SERVICES PROVIDED
- Play Sense is an evidence based early childhood development (preschool) program delivered via an online portal to teachers and parents. Play Sense offers teacher training in the pedagogy, curriculum and business model, as well as ongoing support in the form of mentorship, administration and training. Play Sense empowers teachers to deliver the highest quality education for the early years, developing a child’s core capacities and preparing them for lifelong education.
- We have the following Programmes available to Teachers:
|Teacher Training Programme||to equip a person intending to subscribe to the Teacher Curriculum Programme with the necessary knowledge to teach the Curriculum under the Teacher Curriculum Programme.|
|Teacher Curriculum Programme||to provide Teachers with the necessary material to teach Students between the ages of 2 and 5 years through a play-orientated curriculum.|
|Teacher Business Support Programme||to provide Teachers subscribed to the Teacher Curriculum Programme with the necessary administrative support to run its school.|
- We have the following Programmes available to Parents:
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|Teacher Micro-Playschool Programme||to provide children between the ages of 2 and 5 years with access to a Teacher teaching the Curriculum at a home-based school (the “Micro-Playschool”) hosted at the Teacher’s home, a venue provided by the Teacher, or another Student’s home.|
|Parent Homeschool Programme||to provide Parents of children between the ages of 2 to 4 years with access to the Curriculum in order to teach their children at home through an age-appropriate, play-orientated programme.|
- We are not a school or online school services provider, but merely provide the material, platform and support services, depending on the Programme subscribed to, to teachers and students to enjoy quality teaching / schooling, whether in a physical school or online.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
You access and use the Site and the Content at your own risk. We will not be liable for any Loss whatsoever arising in connection with your use of the Site or the Content, an inability to access the Site or the Content, or your reliance on the Content obtained from or transmitted using the Site, to the fullest extent permissible by law, even if we were negligent or aware of the problem in advance.
- Indemnity in case of your breach:
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless to the fullest extent allowed in law from any claim or demand, including attorneys and advocates’ fees and other legal costs on the highest permitted scale or rate, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
- No warranty on third party content:
We do not make any warranties, representations or undertakings, express or implied, about the Content or about the content of any other website which may be referred to or accessed by hypertext link from the Site, and we do not endorse or approve the content of such third party websites. In particular, and as far as permitted in law, we disclaim all warranties implied by law and we do not make any representations as to the accuracy, suitability, non-infringement, availability, timeliness, security, completeness or reliability of the Content and we shall not be bound in any manner whatsoever by the Content, notwithstanding any errors and omissions.
- No representation on safety of use:
We do not represent that the Site is free of viruses or bugs or anything similar, which may have a harmful effect on any technology, or that the Site is compatible with all computer systems and browsers. Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the access of the Site is thus done at your sole discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer / mobile system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
- No liability on third party events, services or products:
We do not endorse any events, products or services posted, promoted and/or listed on the Site, and our display of any events, services or products should not be construed as any form of endorsement thereof. All arrangements regarding such events, products and services are to be made directly with the relevant provider and are made at your own risk and we accept no liability regarding any third party event, service or product advertised, supplied or otherwise promoted on the Site.
- No liability for third party software
We may make use of third party software, systems, platforms and services (“Third Party Software”). We accept no responsibility and will not be liable for such Third Party Software in any way and whatsoever, including but not limited to, your inability to access any Third Party Software, any harm or damage caused by Third Party Software, or the Third Party Software being unavailable, whether temporarily, permanently or otherwise.
Nothing included in any of the Content, including any first aid training, constitutes medical advice and nothing included in the Content should be construed as medical advice. We accept no liability for the use of any of the Content other than for the purpose it was made available by the Company.
- Access to the Site is reserved for natural persons with legal capacity, and over the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the Site is accessed and in the jurisdiction which law governs this Agreement.
- Certain access and Content on or through the Site are provided free of charge, while other parts of the Site may be restricted to Members based on such Member’s agreement with us.
- Unless otherwise agreed in writing, we grant Users a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, print, and distribute Content retrieved from the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, and provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other proprietary rights notices displayed on or in conjunction with the Content. You may not use any Content in any other manner or for any other purpose without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are expressly reserved.
- You agree to keep your Membership details, and in particular your password, confidential. You have the sole responsibility for all the use and access of the Site through your Membership and / or electronic devices.
- We reserve the right at all times, and without any obligation to provide a reason, to refuse access to the Site or the Content to any person, discontinue access to the Site or the Content at any time, in general or to any specific persons, and to amend, vary or substantially replace the Site or the Content, and / or to terminate the Site or any part of it without prior notice. Any amendment, variation or replacement of the Site or the Content will also be subject to this Agreement.
- Membership Requirement:
In order to access the part of our Site which is restricted for access by Members, you will have to subscribe to a Programme and provide an accepted payment method. Should we not receive timeous payment, you will not have access to the restricted Content. Unless you cancel or pause your Membership in accordance with your agreement with us, you authorise us to charge the applicable subscription fee for the next billing cycle.
The Membership and / or subscription fees and billing cycle options are either displayed on our Site or will be provided upon application to a particular Programme. Fees may be changed at any time without notice, and the Programme fees displayed may vary between different Programmes and in different geographical regions. Any changes to existing Members’ fees will be communicated at least one month prior to your next billing cycle. We may choose to offer combined offers on any Programme from time to time with alternative billing options and fees for such combined offers. We reserve the right at all times to change our billing options and fees.
Members are prohibited from accessing the Site and Program other than as intended in terms of this Agreement, and any abuse or attempted circumvention of the restrictions of access may result in the immediate termination of your Membership and elected Programme, without any refund.
Your Membership may start with a free trial, subject to our sole discretion. The duration of the free trial period will be specified during registration and is intended to allow new Members to try a Programme. In order to continue with a Programme after a free trial period, the Member must contact Play Sense, in writing, to confirm their ongoing subscription to the Programme with proof of payment of the Play Sense subscription fee as per the billing instructions provided. Only one free trial per person per Programme is allowed.
- Termination of Membership:
You may cancel your Membership as stipulated in the Programme agreement when subscribing to a specific Programme. Each Programme’s termination provisions may differ. Upon termination of any subscription to a Programme or Membership, the Company shall have no obligation to retain any records pertaining to such subscription or Membership.
Payments are non-refundable.
The length of your billing cycle or billing period will depend on the type of Programme you have subscribed to, and the date on which your subscription commenced. In general, you can expect the payment date for your billing cycle to be 3 – 10 business days prior to the start of the next billing period.
- NOTIFICATION AND PERMISSIONS GRANTED
- You accept that the Site, in particular our mobile website or app, may need certain permissions from you in order to function as designed by us, and that if you do not provide these permissions, it is likely that the Site will not function as designed, and / or that your use of and access to the Site and the Content may be limited, restricted, or denied.
- You accept that from time to time we may need to amend, adjust, or extend the permissions needed for the Site and Content to function as designed. We accept no liability for any loss to you or a third party if you can no longer access or use the Site in the same manner as before if you do not grant the necessary adjusted permissions.
- PROTECTION OF OUR COPYRIGHT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADEMARKS
- The Site and the Content is our property. All right to, title to, and interest in the Content, the Site and the Content’s look and feel, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Site, and any URLs, are our property, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.
- Subject to any other written agreement with us, no part of this Site (including its source HTML code) or the Content may be used, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner other than for the purposes of utilising this Site or the Content in accordance with your written agreement with us. Framing of the content on the Site without our prior written consent is expressly prohibited. You agree to use your best endeavours to protect our rights to, title to and interest in the Site and the Content.
- If you submit any content to our website, you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free license to use, compile, display, publish, publicly perform, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, lease, adapt, modify and promote such content in any manner or form, which license will survive termination of any contractual arrangement between Us.
You hereby warrant that –
- all information you submit to us is true, accurate, current and complete;
- you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such information as necessary;
- you will use the Site and the Content only for legal and authorised purpose;
- your use of the Site or the Content will not violate any applicable law or regulation;
- you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and
- you are not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
- PROHIBITIONS ON USE
Unless you have our prior written specific permission, you may not –
- use the Site or the Content for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site and the Content available;
- sell or transfer your Membership;
- use the Site or Content in a manner that would bring us into disrepute;
- access the Site or Content through automated or non-human means;
- systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site or the Content to create, compile, directly or indirectly a collection, compilation, database or directory, without our prior written permission;
- make any unauthorised use of the Site or the Content, including collection of usernames and / or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited correspondence, or creating Membership accounts by automated means or under false pretences;
- use the Site or the Content to advertise or offer to sell goods or services;
- do or try to do anything to circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use or access of the Site and the Content;
- do anything to trick, defraud, or mislead other Users or us, or to impersonate, harass, abuse, harm, intimidate or threaten another person;
- use the Site or the Content as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site or the Content for any revenue-generating enterprise other than as agreed with us in writing;
- attempt to use or access our property by attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, copy or adapt any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site or the Content;
- upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including, without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices.
- Breach by a User of any provision contained in this Agreement or in any of the Programme specific terms and conditions you have agreed to shall constitute a material breach.
- In the event of a material breach by any User, we shall be entitled forthwith and without any notice to you to deny access to the Site and the Content, cancel any Membership and any subscription to any Programme, and in addition, we shall be entitled at our sole discretion to ban you from our Site, our Programmes, and any affiliated service for such a time as we shall determine at our sole discretion.
- We shall be entitled, in addition to any and all other remedies available to us by law, to claim from you any and all Loss or damages, including but not limited to opportunity cost, loss of future income and reputational damage, arising from your breach or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.
- You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any Loss, claim or demand, including attorneys and advocates’ fees and other legal costs on the highest scale or rate allowed, made by any third party due to or arising out of your material breach or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
- We may provide space for discussion between Users on our Site (including but not limited to our ‘forums’ and our social media pages).
- You are responsible for anything which you submit or post on our Site, and you will be solely liable for any Loss arising therefrom. All content posted on or through our Site must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, this Agreement, the Site’s terms and conditions, and general best practice.
- We do not control or screen the content of what is posted to, from or via the Site by Users or third parties. Accordingly, we do not guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality or that it will not be objectionable to you. You should not place any reliance on, nor will we be responsible or liable for anything which has been transmitted or received from any User or thirty party.
- You are not permitted to transmit to, from or via or post on the Site anything that you do not have a clear right to use. You must ensure that you do not transmit or post, intentionally or inadvertently, on the Site any material containing software viruses or files designed to damage or disrupt the good working order of any computer or telecommunications equipment.
- We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, and without notice, to remove any material, including any username, you have submitted to the Site and/or to suspend and/or terminate your Membership, subscription to a Programme, access and/or use of any or all of the services and/or the Site at any time without notice.
- We may record, preserve and disclose anything which has been transmitted to, from or via or posted on the Site, where required by law or where we are acting in good faith.
- GOVERNING LAW
- This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Western Cape High Court (Cape Town).
- You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any (i) objection which you may have now or at any time to the commencement of any proceedings in any such court as is referred to in clause 12; and (ii) claim that any such proceedings have been commenced in an inconvenient forum.
- You hereby unconditionally agree that a judgment in any proceedings brought in any such court as is referred to in clause 12 shall be conclusive and binding upon you and may be enforced in the court of any other jurisdiction.
- You agree to use this Site and the Content in accordance with this Agreement, and all laws, regulations and codes of conduct (including self-regulatory) applicable to you and your use of the Internet, the Content, any Programme, and the services provided to you on the Site. In particular, you agree to use the Site and the Content only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of or enjoyment of the Site or the Content by any third party.
- The Site or the Content is not intended for use or access by any person in any jurisdiction where such use or access would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.
- COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
- In this Agreement –
- clause headings are for convenience only and are not to be used in its interpretation;
- an expression which denotes any gender includes the other genders, a natural person includes a juristic person and vice versa; and the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
- Hyperlinks, which are not operational, will not in any way detract from the validity and interpretation of the Agreement;
- Any reference to “us” / “we” / “our” or similar term refers to and includes Play Sense (Pty) Ltd, a company registered in accordance with the laws of South Africa with registration number 2015/441814/07 (with registered address at 1st Floor Old Warehouse Building, Black River Park Fir Street, Observatory, Western Cape, 7925), our parent company, subsidiaries, officers and employees, owners, affiliates, directors, agents, suppliers, internet service providers and our business; and
- Any reference to “access” includes the use of or access in any manner to the Site or the Content.
- In this Agreement, unless the context indicates a contrary intention, the following words and expressions bear the meanings assigned to them –
- “Affiliate” means any company affiliated with the Company, and specifically includes Play Sense Limited (registration number 131593) registered in Jersey (with registered address at 1st Floor, Tower House, La Route es Nouaux, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4ZJ),
- “Agreement” means the terms and conditions of use of the Site, any document which forms part of the terms and conditions of use, and any written agreement with the Company.
- “Business day” means a day (other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday) on which banks are open for normal business in South Africa;
- “Company” refers to and includes Play Sense (Pty) Ltd, a company registered in accordance with the laws of South Africa with registration number 2015/441814/07 (with registered address at 1st Floor Old Warehouse Building, Black River Park Fir Street, Observatory, Western Cape, 7925), our parent company, subsidiaries, officers and employees, owners, affiliates, directors, agents, suppliers, internet service providers and our business;
- “Content” means any information, data, the Curriculum, Programme, Programme content, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, comments, ideas, feedback, suggestions and the tags contained on the Site or accessed through the Site;
- “Curriculum” means the play-orientated curriculum aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 5 years used by the Company;
- “Loss” includes any claims, demands, damage, or loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated saving and/or other direct or indirect or consequential loss of any kind in statute, contract, delict (including negligence and gross negligence) or otherwise;
- “Member” means any person subscribed to a Programme, regardless of whether that Programme subscription is paused, any person whose application for subscription to a Programme is pending, and any person making use of a free trial to try a Programme;
- “Membership” means being a Member;
- “Membership Fee” means the cost of subscribing to any Programme, as may be applicable from time to time;
- “Parent” means the legal guardian or other person responsible for the primary care of a child;
- “Programme” means any of the programmes provided by the Company, including but not limited to the Teacher Training Programme, Teacher Curriculum Programme, Teacher Business Support Programme, Student Online Programme, Teacher Micro-Playschool Programme and the Parent Homeschool Programme;
- “Student” means any child whose Parent is subscribed to a Student Programme, and, where reference is made to a Student performing a legal action, shall mean the Student’s Parent;
- “Student Programme” means any Programme available to Students or Parents;
- “Teacher” means any person subscribed to the Teacher Curriculum Programme;
- “User” means any person accessing the Site or the Content, including any Member, advertiser, subscriber, blogger, contributor or other person accessing the Site; and
- “You” or “you” means a User.
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME
- The purpose of the Teacher Training Programme (the “Training”) is to equip a person intending to subscribe to the Teacher Curriculum Programme with the necessary knowledge to teach the Curriculum under the Teacher Curriculum Programme.
- Completing the Training is a prerequisite for subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme.
- The Company will make the Training available through a third party platform and / or software on the dates and times as indicated or as advised, for a period of 3 weeks. Once a person has successfully completed the Training, access to the Training material will be available for as long as the person is a Teacher.
- The Company will issue a certificate confirming the completion of the Training once the Training has been completed to the satisfaction of the Company.
- A once-off fee is payable for the Training in the amount stipulated on the Site from time to time.
- The Company reserves the right to refuse any person access to the Training at any time without any obligation to refund the whole or any part of the fee.
- The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse any person access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme regardless of whether such person has completed the Training.
TEACHER CURRICULUM PROGRAMME
- The purpose of the Teacher Curriculum Programme is to provide Teachers with the necessary material to teach Students between the ages of 2 and 5 years through a play-orientated curriculum.
- The Teacher Curriculum Programme provides Teachers with access to the Curriculum, consisting of eleven monthly themes delivered weekly, digitally through a third party platform.
- Access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme may, but is not required to, include access to i) the daily Curriculum for a home-based teacher, (ii) the teacher manual, and (iii) an online school that the Parent can access when required (at an additional cost to the Teacher).
- A Teacher may choose to also subscribe to the Teacher Business Support Programme at an additional cost.
- Use of the Curriculum:
- The Teacher shall use the Curriculum solely for the purposes of teaching its Students, and shall not be permitted in any way to share, disseminate or copy any part of the Curriculum other than for the purpose of teaching its own Students.
- A Teacher may elect to provide Parents with access to the Curriculum through the Company’s Site, at an additional cost to the Teacher.
- Subject to clause 4 of this Schedule, any Teacher shall subscribe to the Teacher Curriculum Programme on their own behalf only and no Teacher shall be allowed to share any part of the Curriculum with another teacher, educator, aide or assistant for any reason whatsoever. Corporate subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme is not permitted.
- Access to a Teacher’s subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme may be given to –
- an assistant of the Teacher solely for purposes of assisting that Teacher in teaching the Curriculum to that Teacher’s class; or
- a substitute teacher solely for the purposes of that substitute teacher substituting for that Teacher, and only for as long as the substitute teacher is substituting for that Teacher.
- Each Teacher shall in all its advertising and Curriculum material acknowledge the Company and that the Teacher is using the Curriculum.
- In order to subscribe to the Teacher Curriculum Programme, the following requirements must be met:
- Successful completion of the Teacher Training Programme;
- Successful completion of first aid training with the Company or with an accredited service provider recognised by the Company, where the Teacher is using the Curriculum in a Micro-Playschool or with any type of physical contact with the Students; and
- A police clearance certificate to the satisfaction of the Company.
- Every Teacher using the Curriculum in a Micro-Playschool or with any type of physical contact with the Students shall be required to renew its first aid training every second year and to provide the certificate for the successful completion of such training to the Company within two weeks of every second anniversary of the Teacher’s subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme.
- Every Teacher shall be required to provide an updated police clearance certificate to the Company every year within two weeks of every anniversary of the Teacher’s subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme.
- The Company shall have no obligation to monitor or enforce any Teacher’s compliance with paragraph 3 of this Schedule. If however a Teacher is found to be in breach of any requirement contained in paragraph 3 of this Schedule, the Company shall be entitled to summarily terminate the Teacher’s Membership.
- Teacher’s responsibilities:
- It is the Teacher’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations, including any requirements for licences or registration, in the jurisdiction in which the Teacher is based.
- The Teacher is required to comply with the Company’s Teacher Code of Conduct, as updated from time to time.
- The Company shall not be responsible for the placement or allocation of Students to any Teacher, and shall not be responsible for the Teacher’s success or otherwise with the Teacher Curriculum Programme. The Teacher alone is responsible for the manner in which the Curriculum is taught.
- The Teacher is responsible for the safety of its Students, and the Company shall accept no responsibility for any Loss incurred by any Student. The Teacher agrees to indemnify and hold the Company harmless to the fullest extent allowed in law from any claim or demand, including attorneys and advocates’ fees and other legal costs on the highest permitted scale or rate, made by any Student due to or arising out of the Teacher’s conduct, actions, omission, negligence, or otherwise.
- The Teacher is responsible for ensuring that it has appropriate insurance as required or as per the best practice in the jurisdiction in which the Teacher is based. In certain jurisdictions the Company is able to assist the Teacher with its insurance.
- Subject to clause 7 of this Schedule, no person other than the Teacher and the Students enrolled to that Teacher’s class shall be present, whether physically or virtually / digitally, during the course of any class or teaching session, unless otherwise agreed in writing with all the Students in that class or session. Should a third party continually be present at a class or session, the Teacher shall inform the Company thereof in writing within the first week of that person being so present.
- The Parent or the person supervising the Student during a virtual session may be present during the course of the virtual session for the purposes of assisting or supervising that Student participating in the class.
- The Curriculum is provided digitally only and the Teacher is responsible for its own internet connectivity and other equipment necessary to access and use the Teacher Curriculum Programme. The Company does not provide any equipment, toys or other objects to the Teacher.
- The Company will provide the Teacher with a list of the required and suggested equipment that a Teacher should use to conduct the Curriculum. The Teacher must ensure that it has the required equipment that complies with the Company’s prescribed list. The Teacher may be able to purchase the required equipment from the Company.
- Subscription terms:
- A monthly fee in the amount indicated on the Company’s Site from time to time is payable in advance for continued access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme. The payment date for the subscription will be determined by the date of subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme (the ‘Payment Date’).
- Access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme shall be provided for as long as the subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme continues. A subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme may be paused for a maximum period of five years by contacting the Company in writing.
- Subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme may be terminated at any time by written notice to the Company, and, if such notice is received by the Company within five business prior to the next Payment Date, the Teacher will not be billed at the next Payment Date.
- No refunds will be given for partial months or any period of time between the date of cancellation and the next Payment Date.
- The Company may, in its sole discretion and at any time, decide to refuse any person access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme, and may terminate any person’s subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme upon a material breach by the Teacher.
TEACHER BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME
- The purpose of the Teacher Business Support Programme (the ‘Support Programme’) is to provide Teachers with the necessary administrative support to run its school.
- A Teacher subscribed to the Support Programme will teach at a physical location (the “Micro-Playschool”) through the Company’s Teacher Micro-Playschool Programme.
- Any person subscribing to the Support Programme will automatically be subscribed to the Teacher Curriculum Programme.
- The Company provides the following benefits to any Teacher subscribing to the Support Programme:
- Access to the Teacher Curriculum Programme;
- Listing of the Teacher or the Teacher’s school on the Company’s Site;
- Access on the Company’s Site for potential Students to enrol to any of the Teacher’s Student groups (“Class”);
- Use of the Company’s payment gateway by the Teacher’s Students;
- Facilitation of payments received from Students;
- Access to the Company’s support platform on its Site;
- Access for the Parents to the Company’s Site, should the Company be requested to do so.
- Should a Teacher have no Students subscribed to its Class(es), the Teacher’s subscription to the Teacher Curriculum Programme will automatically be paused and the Teacher will not have access to the Curriculum, unless the Teacher is separately subscribed to the Teacher Online Curriculum Programme.
- Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, if a Teacher uses the Curriculum to teach a person who is not enrolled to the Teacher’s Class through the Support Programme, the Teacher must inform the Company thereof and will be required to pay for the Teacher Online Curriculum Programme separately and in addition to the Support Programme fee.
- Programme Fee and Payment:
- The Company’s fee for the Support Programme is 19% (plus value added tax, goods and services tax, or other similar taxes as may apply) of each payment received by the Company from a Student who is enrolled in a Teacher’s Class. The cost of the payment gateway used by the Student is included in the Company’s fee and is not charged separately to the Teacher.
- The Students are required to pay the Class fees in advance by the first day of each month. The Company shall pay the balance of the Student’s fee to the Teacher by the 15th day of each month. Save as provided in paragraph 1 of this Schedule, the costs of transfer to the Teacher, including any currency conversion or other costs or taxes, will be borne by the Teacher, and all payments to the Teacher may be made net of costs, fees and taxes.
- If the Company does not receive payment from a Student by the Student’s next payment date, the Student’s Membership to the Company will be terminated summarily and the Company will notify the Teacher thereof by the first day of the following month, in which case the Teacher is required to deny such Student access to its Class. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company will not pay the Teacher for any Student attending a Class after notification to the Teacher of the termination of such Student’s Membership.
- The Company may, if it chooses to do so, charge any potential Student an application fee for placing a Student with a Teacher. The Teacher shall have no entitlement to any portion of such fee.
- If a Teacher who is subscribed to the Support Programme has no enrolled Students, the Teacher may elect to pause its subscription for a maximum period of five years by written notice to the Company.
- Any Teacher subscribed to the Support Programme may terminate its subscription with two calendar months’ advance written notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no subscription can be terminated during the final two months of any academic year, and any notice of termination during the final two months of an academic year will only be effective after the end of the academic year. In addition to the breach provisions contained in the Agreement, failure to comply with this provision may result in a permanent ban of the Teacher from the Company’s services and programmes.
- The Company may, in its sole discretion and at any time, decide to refuse any Teacher access to the Support Programme.
- Teacher’s responsibilities:
- The Teacher is required to comply with the Company’s Teacher Code of Conduct, as updated from time to time.
- The Company shall not be responsible for the Teacher’s success or otherwise with the Support Programme. The Teacher alone is responsible for the manner in which the Support Programme is used.
- Each Teacher subscribed to the Support Programme will receive a safety check-list to assist the Teacher in ensuring the safety of their school environment. However, the Teacher alone is responsible for the safety of its Students, and the Company shall accept no responsibility for any Loss incurred by any Student of the Teacher whatsoever or howsoever arising.
- The Teacher is encouraged to obtain an indemnity from its Students upon enrolment of each Student. The Support Programme provides Teachers with an example of an indemnity agreement, but it is the Teacher’s responsibility to ensure that the agreement is suitable for the Teacher’s purposes and compliant with the law of the jurisdiction in which the Teacher operates and in which its Students are based.
- The Teacher is responsible for ensuring that is has appropriate insurance as required or as per the best practice in the jurisdiction in which the Teacher is based. In some jurisdictions the Company is able to assist the Teacher with its insurance.
- School Breaks and Periods of Leave
- The Teacher shall be available for no less than 45 weeks every calendar year, for such minimum number of days as per the Agreement with the Company (“School Days”). The Teacher shall provide one month’s written notice to its Students of any planned off time (“School Breaks”). Upon a Student’s enrolment to a Class, the Teacher shall notify such Student of the School Breaks already agreed with the rest of the Class.
- In the event of unexpected leave by the Teacher not exceeding three School Days (“Unexpected Leave”), the Teacher is responsible for making up the missed sessions or providing a suitable substitute teacher. In such an event, and for a period not exceeding three School Days, the substitute teacher is not required to be a Play Sense approved teacher.
- Where the Teacher is unable to make up the missed sessions or to provide a suitable substitute teacher, the days of Unexpected Leave will be regarded as unpaid leave or annual leave.
- The Teacher is required to notify the Company as soon as possible upon taking Unexpected Leave, and no later than the day of the Teacher’s return from its Unexpected Leave, advising the Company of –
- the number of days for which the Teacher has taken Unexpected Leave;
- the reason for the Unexpected Leave;
- the measures taken by the Teacher during its Unexpected Leave;
- where the Teacher was unable to make up the missed sessions or to provide a suitable substitute teacher, whether the days of Unexpected Leave should be recorded as unpaid leave or annual leave.
- Where a Teacher has taken Unexpected Leave five times or more during any rolling 12 month period, the Teacher will be subject to review by the Company, and the Company will be entitled, in its sole discretion, to terminate that Teacher’s Membership.
- For any period of leave by a Teacher exceeding three School Days, other than during a School Break (“Long-term Leave”), the Teacher shall be responsible for finding a Play Sense approved substitute teacher for such period of Long-term Leave.
- When the Teacher is required to find a substitute teacher, the Teacher shall be responsible for ensuring that the substitute teacher has the necessary skills, training, and access to the Teacher’s subscription to the Curriculum, negotiate the rate of the substitute teacher, and to pay the substitute teacher. The Teacher is responsible to ensure that the substitute teacher fulfils all requirements, legal and otherwise, in the jurisdictions in which the Teacher and substitute teacher respectively are based.
- Should the Teacher taking Long-term Leave fail to appoint an appropriate substitute teacher, then –
- the Company will be entitled but not obliged, at the Teacher’s cost, to appoint a substitute teacher, unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Company and the Teacher’s Students;
- the Teacher shall be required to reimburse the Company an amount of the Student’s fee in proportion to the number of School Days that the Teacher was not available if the Company has already made payment of the fees for that period to the Teacher; and
- the Teacher shall remain liable for any Loss by a Student arising from the Teacher’s failure to appoint a substitute Teacher.
- Teachers on the Teacher In home micro-playschool Programme:
- The provisions of this paragraph apply to Teachers teaching the Curriculum at a Micro-Playschool to Students subscribed to the Teacher Micro-Playschool Programme.
- The Micro-Playschool may be offered at the Teacher’s home, a venue provided by the Teacher, or another Student’s home.
- The Teacher is responsible for ensuring that the Micro-Playschool venue is appropriate and safe, and the Teacher shall ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements of the jurisdiction in which the Teacher and Micro-Playschool are based.
- The Company will provide the Teacher with a list of the required and suggested equipment that a Teacher should use to conduct the Curriculum. The Teacher must ensure that it has the required equipment that complies with the Company’s prescribed list. The Teacher may be able to purchase the required equipment from the Company.
- The Teacher may stipulate the terms of its Micro-Playschool Class, including the number of contact hours per week, relevant starting times, and the school term.
- Notwithstanding the above paragraph, the number of contact hours shall not be less than 3.5 hours a day per Class, and the Micro-Playschool shall be available for no less than 45 weeks in any calendar year.
- The Micro-Playschool Class of any one Teacher shall not exceed the student to teacher ratios stipulated by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Micro-Playschool is based, and the Teacher is responsible for ensuring compliance in this regard.
- Unless written exemption is provided by the Company to the Teacher, no Play Sense Micro-Playschool shall have more than six Students enrolled in any one Class at any time. Should a Micro-Playschool have received written exemption from the Company in this regard, the Teacher of that Micro-Playschool shall advise any prospective Students of its maximum Class size.
PLAY SENSE CAMPAIGNS & PROMOTIONS
TEACHER Referral Promotion
These are the terms and conditions of the Teacher Referral Promotion organised by Play Sense Pty Ltd.
Participants of this program are Play Sense franchisees. The participants have been asked to refer friends and colleagues to apply for a Play Sense franchise business opportunity to open their own Play Sense Play School, supported by Play Sense.
Referrals are conducted through a web-based application formon the ecd.playsense.org website where the referee applies to be a Play Sense franchisee and begins the application process.
It is the referee’s responsibility to ensure that the form is completed and the unique PROMO code has been submitted. If not, the referee must notify Play Sense in writing so that Play Sense is able to correctly identify the application as part of the referral promotion.
On submission of these details the Head of Operations will keep track of these referrals and notify Play Sense Accounts should a success referral occur.
For every successful franchise referral the franchisee (the referrer) will receive a royalty-free month. This saving will be applied to their income in the month that the referee’s Play Sense Play School starts.
- Promotion Dates: 1 January 2023-31 December 2023.
- A successful referral is defined as the following: The referred participant must apply in response to the referral from an existing Play Sense Franchisee, be approved by Play Sense following application procedures, sign a Play Sense Franchise Contract and pay the initial franchise sign-up fee.
- The royalty savings for the existing Play Sense Franchisee (the referrer) will only apply where successful referrals are made when the referral promotion is running. Successful referrals outside of these days will not qualify for the savings advertised in this promotion.
- Past and paused teachers do not qualify for the savings advertised in this promotion, as there is no Play Sense income and therefore no royalties to which the savings can be applied.
- Play Sense reserves the right to shorten, extend, suspend the time period of the Promotion, or terminate the Promotion whenever it should so choose for technical, commercial, or operational reasons, or for reasons beyond its control or generally for any reason whatsoever within their sole discretion. The Promotion, its prizes, and terms and conditions may be amended by Play Sense, at any time during the Promotion, and will be applied and interpreted within their sole discretion. In such an event, all participants waive any rights that they may have/purport to have in terms of this Promotion and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against Play Sense whatsoever.
- By entering this Promotion, all participants agree to be bound by these campaign terms and conditions and the general terms and conditions found on the Play Sense website and Play Sense’s decision regarding any issue will be final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into.
The promoter and organiser of the Teacher Referral campaign is Play Sense. The way to contact Play Sense is via email on [email protected].