Fees

We currently offer sessions for children aged 10 months to 5 years, and up to 8 years during school holidays.

We remain committed to offering quality childcare at a reasonable price and careful consideration is taken with regard to any fee increase. Nursery Fees for 2017 are as follows:

Session typeHours coveredPrice
Morning8.30am – 12.20pmFrom £30.00*
Afternoon1.30pm – 5.20pmFrom £26.00*
All Day8.30am – 5.20pmFrom £46.00

*Morning and afternoon sessions are available for children from 2 years upwards.

Discounts are available for older siblings and children who attend on a full time basis.

Admissions

Our admissions policy is designed to be clear, comprehensive and fair.

We welcome children and staff from all ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, gender and those who may have special needs.

We have a booking system, which operates on a first come first served basis, with priority given to parents of existing children. All children are added to our waiting list and will be informed either at the time of registering, or shortly afterwards, as to when their requested sessions will become available.

Please note that we do reserve the right to refuse entry if we believe this will be detrimental to the care and wellbeing of your child, or the children within our care.

Registering your child

We always recommend that you arrange an appointment to come and visit our nursery before registering for a place. There are always lots of questions you will want to ask about our provision and we are here to help.

If you decide you would like to join the waiting list, you will be required to complete a nursery booking form and submit a small registration fee and refundable holding deposit.

Our nursery has gained a very good reputation within the area, so we would advise you to register your child as soon as you know which sessions you would like them to attend.

Settling-in trial sessions

Starting nursery can be very daunting for both children and their parents. To help support the transition and make it a positive experience, we like to offer a home visit once a start date has been agreed.  During this visit, a senior member of staff will come to see you and your child at a mutually convenient time to discuss their needs.

Prior to the visit, we will ask you to complete a form for your child which identifies their needs, likes, dislikes and a range of information designed to help us settle your child into nursery life. All information supplied by parents is treated in the strictest of confidence.

We offer a number of free trials for your child to attend. This enables them and their key person to get to know each other and our nursery. Further trial sessions are arranged if we feel it is in the child’s best interest to attend more before they start. Trial sessions preferably take place in the two weeks before a child is due to start their agreed sessions.

Nursery attendance

We feel it is important that every child who attends our nursery has adequate time to build a positive relationship with their key person. Therefore our nursery policy requires each child to attend a minimum of two sessions a week, these can be in the form of two morning or afternoon sessions or a full day session.

Early Education Funding

Children aged between 3 and 5 years are entitled to receive up to 15 hours a week of free education at our nursery for up to 38 weeks a year. The Government-funded scheme currently limits this funding to 6 hours per day and up to 15 hours per week. The funded hours are offset against your child’s monthly nursery fees.

We are also have a number of Two Year Old Early Education Funded places, provided you meet the criteria.  Simply contact us for further details.

*Please note the Government will be increasing the number of hours accessible to children aged 3-5 years (provided their parents meet the criteria) from 15 to 30 hours per week from September 2017. We plan to offer additional hours and a new policy will be available to parents from July 2017.