The Nursery operates from Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.00.  We will be closed during the school holidays and on statutory holidays; these days will not be charged.  In addition to this we offer extended sessions in the Summer and Christmas holidays and a Summer Playscheme. This is offered to children from both nurseries and is held at our Norman Way Nursery only. 

Sessions can be varied to suit individual needs. We do have a minimum requirement of two sessions a week as this allows children to settle into the nursery environment much faster and create new friendships with the staff and their peers.

 

Children eligible for funding

In the term after your child’s third birthday you will be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare to pay towards your childcare costs. Working parents may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours of free childcare and entitlement can be checked in the term before your child’s third birthday. 15 hours of free childcare is also available for some 2 year olds who meet the criteria. You can check your entitlement in the term before your child’s second birthday.

Entitlement can be checked on www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. If you are successful a reference number will be issued and this must be given to the nursery. You will be asked to complete a Parental Statement of Undertaking (PSOU) to confirm the hours your child attends the nursery.

Any additional hours outside of the free childcare funding will be charged at £6 per hour. Please note that the Half Day afternoon, Short Day and Full Day sessions require a packed lunch.

All sessions are listed on the right hand side of the website or if viewing on a mobile towards the bottom of the page.

 

Children not eligible for 2 or 3 year funding

Morning Club: £4.50

Half Day Morning: £12.50

Half Day Afternoon: £15.00

Afternoon Club: £7.50

Short Day: £27.50

Full Day: £39.50

Please note that the Half Day Afternoon, Short Day and Full Day sessions require a packed lunch.

 

For children who are aged 6 months to 2 years

Morning Club: £4.50

Half Day Morning: £13.75

Half Day Afternoon: £16.50

Afternoon Club: £7.50

Short Day: £30.25

Full Day: £42.25

Please note that the Half Day Afternoon, Short Day and Full Day sessions require a packed lunch.

 

Payment of Fees

Our payment facilities have changed and fees are now payable in advance either monthly or termly. Monthly fees must be paid no later than the last day of the month prior to attendance. Termly fees are also payable before each term commences.

The current government funding hours only covers the cost of your child’s education and care. Due to rising costs it has been necessary to adjust our weekly surcharge for consumables / sundries (not covered by this funding) as follows:

  • Children in receipt of 2 Year funding = £1.00 per week
  • Children in receipt of 3 Year 15 hour funding = £2.00 per week
  • Children in receipt of 30 hour extended entitlement funding = £3.00 per week

Fees remain payable throughout absences and a two week notice period is required to reduce or remove sessions. All fees are payable by BACS, childcare vouchers or through the Tax-free childcare scheme.  For more information visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. In the event of a late payment the following will apply:

  • Week 1 - £10.00 late payment charge will be added to the amount due.
  • Week 2 - Suspension of child’s place until payment is made in full, sessions will not be held.

 

Early Years Nursery Sessions Include

  • Morning club 8:30 - 9:15
  • Half day morning 9:15 - 11:45
  • Half day afternoon 11:45 - 14:45
  • Short day 9:15 - 14:45
  • Full day 8:30 - 16:00
  • Afternoon Club 14:45 - 16:00
  • Summer Playscheme
  • Children's Birthday Parties (Saturdays)