It is important to remember that you know more about your own child than anyone else. Children do best when parents and professionals work together. Understanding what your child is doing when they are with others will help you to notice how well they are developing and learning. The part you play in their learning and the choices you make will make a difference to their future.
When dropping your child off in the morning, you will have the opportunity to chat with your child’s keyworker. This two-way conversation will allow both parent and staff to discuss any relevant information that could affect the day. Children settle quickly while playing with their friends as soon as they arrive at nursery with a wide range of toys available. The next few hours are made up of structured carpet time, and activities that all link back to the EYFS and your child’s individual learning and development needs. We take the opportunity to work in small groups with children on literacy and mathematics whilst other children are designing and creating master pieces to take home, others are exploring the feel and textures of minty spaghetti through their fingers while others are measuring volumes with water. Children thoroughly enjoy playing with other children in the home corner which is their way of acting out and making sense of the world around them – this can range from playing doctors and patients to working in a hardware store.
The children stop to refuel at lunchtime with tasty a home cooked meal, socialising and chatting with their friends and staff. Staff takes this opportunity to chat to the children about healthy eating whilst encouraging good table manners. After lunch the children either sleep or engage in quieter activities such as reading stories, completing puzzles, colouring or drawing and educational games with a member of staff or on the computer.
In the afternoon the children join together to sing songs and nursery rhymes which is great for communication and language development.
After using their brains so much the children love to express them selves running around our well equipped garden. After an exhausting few hours the children are more than ready for a scrumptious home made tea of a variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit.
Winding down towards the end of the day the children choose how to spend their time, this can be anything from chatting to a member of staff, looking through their individual scrapbooks of work, picture books made up from photos of days out, to playing ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ or throwing and catching a ball with friends!
NURSERY FEES are calculated annually, and allowance is made for holidays, including Bank Holidays, Christmas closure and staff training days within the annual fee. Nursery fees therefore apply for 52 weeks of the year: Session rate x number of sessions per week x 52 weeks divided by 12 months – monthly fees due. No additional refunds can be made for child holidays, absences, illness, infection or pandemic outbreak and nursery closures beyond our control, namely extreme weather conditions or emergency repairs.
PAYMENT OF FEES: Fees are payable in advance on the 1st of the month by standing order or BACS transfer.
We also accept childcare vouchers and are registered to accept tax free childcare payments towards fees. Further information about the Government Tax Credit Schemes can be found at Help paying for childcare. We do not accept cash, cheques or payments in arrears. We have a card paying facility if you prefer this option and it is your responsibility to obtain a receipt as proof of payment.
If using childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare payments towards fees, please ensure we receive your payment by 1st monthly to avoid late payment charges, as detailed below. Voucher payments can take 3-5 working days to be received into nursery bank account after transfer. If your child’s fees will be subsidised/paid by college or training company, it is parent’s responsibility to ensure payment is received to cover all fees due for sessions booked.