Frequently Asked Questions
All children are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week free Early Years Funding the school term after their 3rd birthday. The nursery is required to complete a number of forms for the Local Education Authority. Some Children may be entitled to two year old funding however the criteria for this is different to three year old funding. Please consult your Nursery Manager for further advice.
We accept childcare vouchers from many providers including Edenred, Busy Bees, Care-4 and Sodexho PASS. If your employer uses a different provider, your nursery manager will be able to make the necessary arrangements. Nursery vouchers can save parents up to £930 per year by obtaining Nursery Vouchers via your Employers salary sacrifice scheme.
We are open 50 weeks a year, and close for a week in the summer and a week between Christmas and New Year during which time full fees are payable. We are closed for all public holidays, for which we charge full fees.
We discuss your child’s routine with you on a regular basis in order compliment the care provided by yourselves at home. At the end of the day, your child’s key person will feed back information about your child’s day. For the babies and younger children, this will include information about their sleep times, mealtimes and nappy changes which will be recorded in a feed back form for you to take home. The key person will also feed back information about activities and experiences that your child has been involved with over the day. If the key person is not there, the backup key person or another nominated staff member will be available to share that information with you.
We work with in the Early Years Foundation Stage so the seven areas of learning and development shape our educational programme. There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas, the prime areas, are:
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
Our Educational programmes involve activities and experiences for children, as follows: