The nursery operates during term-times only in line with the school (See dates-Information for Parents). We offer places from 2 years. We offer the 30 hours free for 3 – 5 year olds (subject to availability and eligibility). Government Funding is also available for 15 hours each week for children aged 3-5 years, this is awarded the term AFTER the child is three years old. Where funding has not yet been put in place OR where a child is already claiming their six sessions funding from another provider, our nursery charges for additional sessions at the prevailing rate.
Toddler sessions: 2-3 year olds
Depending on your circumstances, your child may be entitled to 24U funding. For more information visit the Family Information Service or phone on 01743 254400
Any fees are payable half-termly in advance. Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time. If your child has to be absent over a long period of time, please speak to a member of staff. For your child to keep her/his place at the nursery, you must pay the fees or we must receive nursery education funding for your child. Unfortunately, if we do not receive the fees promptly, we will have no option but to withdraw your child’s place.
The nursery organises its sessions so that the children can choose from - and work at - a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their abilities and confidence to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity - and are encouraged - to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom(s). Children take part in Forest Schools each Thursday afternoon.