We are open 38 weeks of the year, from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm. We close on Bank Holidays. We are committed to staff development and are closed for a further five days each year for staff training and development.
You are welcome to telephone to arrange a visit to look around our nursery, to meet our staff and to discuss your childcare requirements in more detail so that together we can make the right decisions about your child’s future care. Although we will try to accommodate parents who just call in, we cannot always give you the time you need, especially during the start of the day and at lunchtime.
Children can access their Free Early Education within any of the sessions detailed.
Any hours or sessions accessed outside of the Free Early Education will be charged at our standard hourly rate.
Morning and afternoon snacks are included as is breakfast for children attending between 8-9 am. A hot two-course lunch is available at a cost of £2.20 per day.
Our rates are applied on a room basis and the rooms are split by ages as follows:
Hedgehogs - children under 24 months old
Squirrels & Badgers - children aged from 24 to 36 months
Owls & Kingfishers - children aged 36 months and older
- Age Group
- Session 9am - 1pm
- Session 9am - 12pm
- Session 9am - 3pm
- Session 9am - 4pm
- Session 9am - 5pm
- Session 1pm - 4pm
- Session 1pm - 5pm
£5.50 / Hour
- Age Group Under 24 months
- Session 9am - 1pm £22.00
- Session 9am - 12pm N/A
- Session 9am - 3pm £33.00
- Session 9am - 4pm £38.50
- Session 9am - 5pm £44.00
- Session 1pm - 4pm N/A
- Session 1pm - 5pm £22.00
Squirrels & Badgers Room
£4.66 / Hour
- Age Group 24 - 36 months
- Session 9am - 1pm £13.98
- Session 9am - 12pm £18.64
- Session 9am - 3pm £27.96
- Session 9am - 4pm £32.62
- Session 9am - 5pm £37.28
- Session 1pm - 4pm £13.98
- Session 1pm - 5pm £18.60
Owls & Kingfishers Room
£4.30 / Hour
- Age Group 36 months upwards
- Session 9am - 1pm £12.90
- Session 9am - 12pm £17.20
- Session 9am - 3pm £25.80
- Session 9am - 4pm £30.10
- Session 9am - 5pm £34.40
- Session 1pm - 4pm £12.90
- Session 1pm - 5pm £17.20
We have a ‘Late Pickup’ fee of £3.00 for every five minutes you are late collecting your child. If you know you are going to be late due to traffic or any other unforeseen reasons, please let us know as the charge could be avoided.
It is important that children have balanced diets, nutritionally sound and presented in an attractive manner. Children having meals with us will sit at tables and be supported to develop social skills around eating. Lunches provided by us include a hot main course, a desert and a drink, all prepared in the on-site ‘Light Bites’ café. We charge £1.50per day for the lunch. Parents are free to send in a packed lunch for their child which will be kept cool. If you choose to send in a packed lunch, please include a protein/carbohydrates such as a sandwich, roll or wrap as well as fruit and/or vegetables. We would ask that you include no more than one sweet thing, such as a juice/squash drink or snack bar, please.
For babies, parents are asked to send in baby food and the child’s milk until they are able to eat the meals cooked on site. We can liquidise food for smaller children if requested.
Children attending between 8 and 8.30 AM are given a modest breakfast, usually cereals and/or toast etc., as well as a drink. For children staying after 4 pm, you will need to send a packed tea. You can either send a snack such as a sandwich/yoghurt/fruit or a meal that we can heat depending on whether they are eating with you. Please use an ice pack in your child’s lunchbox. If the food will be here for over 4 hours before being eaten, we ask that you label parts that need refrigeration so we can put those in the fridge. We cannot re-heat rice. Please note we cannot accept anything with peanuts because of extreme allergies. We do ask that any food sent in, either for tea or for lunch, is as healthy as possible. Apart from your child’s own health, it is very hard on other children if they see some of their friends eating less healthy things!
It is imperative that we are told of any food (or other) allergies.
Free Early Education
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get free early education or childcare.
Some 2-year-olds are also eligible for 15 hours of free childcare, for example, if you get certain benefits.
Eligibility For 2-Year-Olds
A child is eligible for free education if they fall in any of the criteria below:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax
- tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
You can apply for the free for 2 online
15 Hours Of Free Childcare For 3 to 4 Year Olds
All children in England get 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
You can get it from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. So if your child is born between 1st September and the 31st December, they start in January. If they are born between 1st January and 31st March they start in April, and if they are born between 1st April and 31st August they start in September.
Please contact us to find out more.
30 Hours Of Free Childcare
You may be able to get up to 30 hours of free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take).
If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to give to us to reserve your place. You’ll get the additional hours once the next term starts.
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
- in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
- each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week - this is £125.28 if you’re over 25
This earnings limit does not apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago.
You’re not eligible if:
- your child does not usually live with you
- the child is your foster child
- either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000
- you’re from outside the EEA and your UK residence card says you cannot access public funds
You can get 30 hours of free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.
If You Cannot Work
You may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
Apply For 30 Hours Free Childcare
You’ll need your details (and your partner’s, if you have one), including your:
- National Insurance number
- Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed
You’ll get a childcare account if your application is successful. You can use it to get your code for 30 hours free childcare.
If you pay for childcare and want to use Tax-Free Childcare to get help with costs, you can also apply using this service.
It usually takes 20 minutes to apply. You may find out if you’re eligible straight away, but it can take up to 7 days.
30 Hours Free Childcare
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