All children will need a pair of indoor shoes and in the winter a pair of wellies to wear outside; these
will be kept at the nursery when required, clearly labelled.
We strive to make children as independent as possible so please bear that in mind when dressing
the children in the morning. So clothes that you do not mind getting messy, dungarees are never
ideal, especially in potty training.
Please ensure you provide your children with warm, waterproof clothing for outside as we have an
In the summer you must provide your child with a sun hat. The nursery provides Factor 50 sun cream,
you must give us permission to apply this, or your child will not be able to go outside. You may also
bring your own sun cream if you prefer.
Do I need to provide nappies?
If your child requires nappies, please provide these monthly along with wipes, our staff or your child’s
key person will let you know when these are running low. In addition to this, if your child uses nappy
cream, please also provide this clearly labelled.
Once your registration form and fee have been processed you will be given a week of settling in
times. This is not charged and supports your child settling into nursery.
On the first day of settling, you will need to stay with your child for a full hour whilst they get used to
the setting and staff.
The settling times are gradually built up over the course of the week and the time your child attends
in increased as the time you stay with your child in the setting decreases.
The nursery is a term time only nursery. We close for half terms and holidays including Bank holidays.
We also set aside staff training days throughout the year; we aim to give parents eight weeks
notification of the days.
Bank holiday’s and training days are charged. However, days when the nursery is closed for
holidays have already been deducted when calculating the monthly fees, so the prices you pay are
already stripped of closed days.
Please ask for closure dates.
Fees are to be paid in advance by the 12th of each month. As an example: September’s fees will
be due by the 12th of September. If you are paying by standing order or vouchers, please ensure
that fees arrive in our bank by the 12th of the month. Fees received later than the 12th of the
month will be subject to a £2 per day late payment fine.
As with most nurseries, the fees are calculated over the year by multiplying the weekly fee by 38
weeks and dividing by 11 months. This is done in order that standing orders can be set up and
also enables parents to budget their monthly outgoings more efficiently.
Yes. The government recommends that nurseries close for staff training for a certain number of
days per year. This enables your child 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 at least
eight weeks notice of when a training day is scheduled to take place.
Yes, we accept some recognized vouchers.
Vouchers enable parents to save on registered childcare costs. They are not means tested and
are available to all working parents whose employers operate childcare voucher schemes. The
amount of voucher you can claim may vary depending on your income.
Vouchers can save you National Insurance and Income tax as a set weekly amount can be
deducted from your salary and used to provide childcare vouchers for the same amount. This
amount is deducted from your gross salary and is exempt from National Insurance and Income
Tax. Please pay any balance due after the voucher payment has been made, by direct debit.
All meats supplied are Halal unless stated other wise on the menu. If a halal version is
unavailable your child will be given a vegetarian alternative.
• Breakfast is served between 8am and 8.45am.
• Morning snack is around 10am
• 2 course Lunch is around 12pm
• Afternoon snack is around 2.30pm
• 2 course tea is around 4pm
Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden
Between the ages of 3 and 5, a child’s vocabulary grows from 900 to 2,500 words, and her sentences become longer and more complex.
Nursery is an opportunity to learn to share, follow instructions and begin the foundation for learning that will occur in school years.
Young children learn social skills and emotional self-control in “real time.” In order to learn, a young child needs to feel cared for and secure with a teacher,