Admissions

The nursery is a small setting with a homely, family feel. We can provide care for up to 22 children per day aged between 2 and 5 years old.

We have a very straightforward admissions system. If you are interested in finding out more about the nursery you can book a visit either by email or phone (please see the contact page for details). After the visit, if you are keen to sign up, our nursery manager will email you an admission form for completion alongside copies of our key policies and information about the deposit required. Your child’s place is secure once the completed admission form has been returned and the deposit paid. Learn more about the settling-in process.

Opening hours

We offer a choice of long (8am to 6pm) or short days (9am to 3pm) up to five days a week, 50 weeks a year, closing for the Bank Holidays and two weeks over Christmas.

Fees

We are a parent-led nursery, which enables us to provide high quality childcare whilst keeping fees low. We want our nursery to be as affordable and accessible to as many local families as possible.

We offer both long and short days and adapt the fees accordingly (see below). Your child could do a combination of short and long days – whatever works best for your family and your budget. We ask that families use a minimum of two sessions per week.

Child’s ageShort day (per day)Long day (per day)
Two £44.02 £70.40
Three and four £41.08 £66.00
Fee information is relevant for 2022. See below for discounts and other funding.

Sibling and volunteer discounts

We offer a 10% sibling discount off the fees of the eldest child to families with more than one child attending the nursery. 

Parents have the option to make a regular commitment to the nursery as a classroom helper (one day a week, 9am to 3pm), alongside trained members of staff. That family will then receive free childcare on the day that they volunteer and a discount on their overall fees. The more often you volunteer, the greater the discount: 5% off when you volunteer once a month, 10% off when you volunteer 2-3 times a month, 15% off when you volunteer weekly.

Subsidies and vouchers

If your child is aged 2, 3 or 4, you may be eligible for free childcare, paid for by the government. We are happy to offer free childcare to eligible families, as well as Tax Free Childcare and childcare vouchers.

The government funding for the 15 and 30 hours schemes is for term time only, meaning the funding would only cover 38 weeks of the year.  As our nursery is open 50 weeks a year we  divide the total funding evenly across the year to prevent parents being hit with higher nursery fees during school holidays. The table below shows how many funded hours would be deducted from your weekly invoice in this way.

Child’s ageFree hours scheme Annual entitlementFree hours used each week
Two15 hours weekly570 hours10.96 hours
Three and four15 hours weekly570 hours10.96 hours
Three and four30 hours weekly1140 hours21.92 hours
Free hours as calculated for our billing purposes. Please check your own entitlements.