Information for Parents

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Opening Times

We're open from 7.30am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

We offer full time and part time sessions to suit your needs. You can book Full Days or AM or PM sessions. An AM session runs from 7.30am until 1.00pm and includes Breakfast, Mornign Snack and Lunch. A PM session starts at 1.00pm until 6.00pm and includes an Afternoon Snack and Tea.

Our nursery year runs from January 1st to December 31st. We close for one week at Christmas and for all other Bank Holidays.

Our Fees, Charges & Funding

Our fees are calculated from actual booked attendance, based on the nurseries fee structure. Fees payable are calculated by taking your child’s weekly attendance fee, multiplying this by 51 (the number of chargeable weeks per year), and dividing by 12 to give a monthly payment - which is payable monthly in advance, on the first day of each month by Direct Debit or Childcare Voucher.

We also have a limited number of pay per use places, please enquire if this fits your needs best.

The minimum number of sessions your child can be booked into the nursery for, is 2 sessions per week (one session equals either a morning or afternoon half day session). Please note the minimum booking rule is not applicable to grant funded sessions.

Early Years Free Entitlement For All 2, 3 and 4 Year Olds

All 3 and 4 year old children (and many 2 year olds) are entitled to free childcare here at our nursery, up to a maximum of 30 hours per week.

15 Universal Hours

This free entitlement for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds is at the heart of the Government's (and our) vision - for all children to have access to high quality early years provision in order to help them reach their full potential. It offers free provision universally, from the term following a child's third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age.

This free entitlement equates to 15 hours per week, over a minimum 38 weeks of the year, with flexibility over the sessions available to help meet parents' needs. 40% of children nationally are also entitled to this free care from the term following a child's second birthday.

15 Extended Hours

A further 15 hours (for a total of 30 hours of funding) is offered to working families for 3 and 4 year olds. You will need to check if you are eligible, but parents can usually get 30 hours childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are in work and each are earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 per annum.

Eligibility can be checked at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Tax-Free Childcare

Parents can pay fees through a Tax Free Childcare account if they are eligible. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year, which is up to £500 every three months.

Parents can check online to see what help with childcare they are eligible for at: www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/tax-free-childcare

Tax Credits

Tax credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs, based on your household's circumstances. You may be able to access help with the cost of childcare if you're working for a minimum of 16 hours / week.

For further information and eligibility, check online at: www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

Childcare Vouchers

We're happy to accept child care vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their employees. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they’re both in employment.

Sibling Discount

If you already have a child at our nursery or if you're registering a place for more than one child, we offer a 5% discount off your oldest child's nursery fees when their younger sibling starts. Please ask at the nursery for more information on any of the above.