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 from 2021 are as follows:

Session typeHours coveredPrice
Morning8.30am – 12.20pmNot available for 2021
Afternoon1.30pm – 5.20pmNot available for 2021
All Day8.30am – 5.20pmFrom £54.00

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

Morning and afternoon sessions will not be available for 2021 – This will be reviewed for 2022.

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

Parent voucher schemes

Traditionally parent voucher schemes were a way of contributing some of your monthly gross salary into a parent voucher scheme account operated by your employer before you were taxed. This then enabled employees to make a tax saving, with the monies from the parent voucher scheme account being used to pay your child’s nursery provider. Since 2017 the government has introduced a scheme which operates in a similar way. This are the options available to you:

 

The government tax free childcare voucher scheme

This is a scheme open to working families, including the self-employed.  Where for every £8.00 you pay into your online account, the government will add an extra £2.00 up to £2000.00 per child per year. This account can they be used to pay your child’s nursery fees. There is certain criteria that you will need to meet to enable you to join the scheme. For more information visit the government website here: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Employer voucher schemes

In association with your employer, we currently accept the following parent voucher schemes as part of your child’s nursery fees payment:

Busy Bees

Computershare

Edenred

Kiddivouchers

Sodexo

TEDS

The Co-operative (The Midcounties Co-operative)

If your employer has a different parent voucher scheme in operation. Please let us know and we will happily set up an account to enable you to pay for your child’s nursery fees for their voucher scheme.

 

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 siblings 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. However at this time due to the current pandemic we are unable to offer appointments to visit our nursery premises. Instead we offer virtual tours of the room your child will enter when they join our nursery.

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 nurserybooking form here 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. Where possible, try to add your flexibility regarding the sessions you are happy for your child 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. However, at this time due to the current pandemic we are unable to offer home visits. Instead we will arrange for parents to receive a phone call meeting with your child’s assigned key person at a mutually convenient time to discuss your child’s individual needs.

Prior to the phone call, 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 your child and their key person to get to know each other and familiarise themselves with 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 your 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. Please note for 2021 we are not offering morning or afternoon sessions.

Early Education Funding

Children aged between 3 and 5 years are entitled to receive up to 30 hours a week of free education at our nursery for up to 38 weeks a year. We currently have a number of schemes to offer these hours and 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.

Please see our Free Early Education Entitlement policy or contact us for further details.