What should my child wear and bring to nursery?
Dress for Mess! Our children have lots of sensory play activities and creative activities to join in with – please dress your child for mess so that they can enjoy these activities to the fullest.
Weather appropriate clothing: Your child will also need a pair of named wellies for outdoor play. These can stay at nursery or brought in each day. Please provide your child with warm waterproof clothing so they can still enjoy the experience of being outside in the colder months.
Spare clothes: It is useful for all children to bring a spare set of clothes in case of getting wet/muddy or if they have an accident whilst learning to use the toilet. Bottoms need to have an elasticated waist to allow children to easily pull them down and up, buttons and poppers often result in frustration and accidents.
Nappies/Pull-ups & Cream: A supply of nappies or pull ups is essential, along with baby wipes. If you wish for nappy cream to be applied please provide a named pot or tube that can be kept at nursery. Your Key Worker will let you know when you need to top up.
When are you closed and what happens?
We are open 51 weeks of the year and close for a few days over Christmas.
We close at 1pm on Christmas Eve, 24th December and reopen in the New Year.
We are closed on all public and bank holidays.
We also set aside 2 to 3 staff training days throughout the year, we aim to give parents advanced notification of these days.
When do I need to pay fees by?
Nursery fees are paid in advance by the 1st of each month.
Why are my fees the same every month and not based on how many days my child actually attended in a month?
Our Nursery fees are calculated over the year by multiplying the weekly fee by 51 weeks and dividing by 12 months. This is done in order that standing orders can be set up and also enables parents to budget their monthly outgoings more efficiently.
Do I get a discount if I have two children at the nursery?
Yes, we provide a 10% discount on nursery fees for your eldest child.
How much is the registration fee and deposit?
Our registration fee (non-refundable) is £30 per child. Our deposit is £100 per child which is refundable when your child eventually leaves nursery provided there are no outstanding fees.
Why do I have to pay for the nursery when it is closed for holidays?
The monthly nursery fees are calculated with the Christmas closure already subtracted.
Why do I have to pay fees when the nursery is closed for training?
The government recommends that nurseries close for staff training for a certain number of days per year. This enables our children to receive the best care possible, as better trained staff are better equipped to help your child develop essential skills. The nursery will give you plenty of notice of when a training day is scheduled to take place.
Why do I have to pay a deposit and when do I need to pay it by?
The deposit should be paid as soon as you have decided that you would like your child to attend our nursery. This is to ensure we are able to secure the sessions you require. Your child’s place is not deemed secured until the deposit and registration fee is paid.