To register you child with us, couldn’t be simpler; all you have to do is complete the relevant forms and pay a deposit (for full time children)
The documents required for registration are:
- Nursery Application form
- EEE Contract/ Parent contract
- Red book
- Prove of address (no later than 3 months)
- Prove of ID for parent and child (birth certificate, passport, driving licence)
- Letter from Local Authority for 2 years free education
The deposit is £200.00 (for payable children) and will be refunded when your child leaves the nursery.
The fees are as follows:
Half Day – 08.00am – 1.00pm or 1.00pm-6.00pm – £35.00
Full Day – 08.00am – 6.00pm – £47.00 for children 2 to 5 years old
Full Day – 08.00am – 6.00pm – £50.00 for children under 2
Weekly fees for 5 full days are £190.00 for children over 2
Weekly fees for 5 full days are £200.00 for children under 2
Monthly fees for 5 full days are £750.00 for children over 2
Monthly fees for 5 full days are £800.00 for children under 2
£3.50 for lunch per day for any child having lunch
£6.00 per hour for any additional hours
When the form’s and deposit is received we will arrange the settling in sessions and ensure you do not have any further questions regarding your child attending the nursery.
During the registration process you will also be given:
- A passport for your child which will be completed by parent with additional information in order to make the settling in process as easier as possible for the child.
- A welcome booklet containing more information about the nursery (this will be also available through our website and parents will be able to download and print)
- Some of our policies and procedures so you are aware of these for your future reference
Your child’s key worker will be introduced to you during your child’s first settling in session and they will spend time getting to know you and your child to ensure continuity of care.
We understand that choosing the right place for your child is an extremely important decision. We recognise the primary role of the parent and we are privileged to be chosen as the day carer, we realise the importance of two way communication and value parental input and views.
You will have a tour of the nursery and you’ll have the opportunity to meet all our staff members.
Settling In Process
To ensure that your child has the best possible start we always recommend that your child attends settling in sessions before starting at the nursery. This involves you bringing you child, generally a week or two before their start date, so they can spend time with the other children and staff. Generally the number of settling in sessions is three, however we are very flexible with this and we understand that every child is different and has different needs.
A typical example of settling in sessions would be:
Session one – You stay with your child and spend time with them playing with the other children. You will also be introduced to your child’s key worker who will be your main point of contact and will communicate with you regarding your child’s day at the nursery and their general progression.
Session two – You bring your child in and stay with them for a short while and then leave them for a short while (the length of time depends on your child and how comfortable you feel leaving them).
Session three – You bring your child in and leave them straight away (if you feel comfortable with this, if not you are always welcome to stay with them until they are happy playing or socialising with the other children). We usually recommend that parents leave their child for longer on the third session as this is a gradual process and leaving your child for a bit longer each time will help them to become more familiar with the nursery surroundings, staff and children and to know that you are coming back!
All settling in sessions are free of charge and we do not have a limit, so if your child is particularly unsettled then we can carry on with the settling in sessions for a couple more weeks to ensure your child has been fully introduced to the nursery and you feel comfortable leaving them.
Settling in sessions are a good time to talk to your child’s key worker about your child’s routine and to discuss any individual needs your child may have.