This page is for families to get a good understanding of the service we offer.
If you would like to see our day-to-day activities we have a Facebook Page that shows some of the things we get up to.
All our families access our
online nursery platform, Famly,
which gives direct access to their child's learning journey. Parents/carers are welcome to add experiences from home to share with their friends during Group Time.
Parents/carers can also check fees and invoice at any time, send messages to staff and keep-up-to-date on all that is happening.
"We take children from 2 years old up to their primary school placement"
"We are open every
week day between 8.00am and 4.30pm"
"I really like the daily updates on the [Famly] App and that there is such a variety of activities. I like that there is a good routine and structure." - MP's Parent 2023
"We charge a flat rate of £6.50 for any unfunded hours"
When are we open?
Except for a week at Christmas and all bank holidays, we are open all year.
For our 2 year olds in the Cabin:
We offer sessional care during mornings (between 9.00am and 12.00) or afternoons (between 12.30pm and 3.30pm)
Full day care is between 9.00am - 3.30pm or 8.00am - 4.30pm.
For our 3+ year olds in the Bungalow:
We offer sessional care during mornings (between 8.00am and 12.00) or afternoons (between 12.30pm and 4.30pm)
Full day care is between 8.00am and 4.30pm.
For children who are with us in their final year before primary school, we offer up to 12 term time placements. Children will only attend during local term time (teacher training days form part of this).
What childcare funding are we entitled to?
There are so many options for funding towards your child's placement which are always changing as the government find new ways to help families. We recommend that you see the childcare choices website for the most up-to-date information and to apply for any extra funding you may be entitled to.
Below is a summary of what is available.......
Children aged 2 years old can qualify for funding if the household claims certain benefits, this will be 570 hours a year. Parents/carers apply for this through the childcare choices website.
Children aged 3+ years old qualify for 570 hours of free childcare a year, you do not need to apply for any codes.
Children aged 3+ years old, whose parent(s) work more than 16 hours a week can qualify for the extended funding of 1140 hours per year. (Parents/carers apply for this through their government gateway account and must provide us with a qualifying code before the initial funding black so we can claim the funding).
Tax free childcare (20% off your childcare bill) is available to families with working parents.
*We accept 2 year funded children and extended funded children on a full year placement only, (2 year olds 11 hours funded per week) (extended 22 hours funded per week).
Families are welcome to add sessions/hours to their child's placement, subject to availability, subject to the current hourly rate.
For 3+ year olds, a placement can be offered at any point during a funding block.
To claim 2 year funding your child must have turned 2 before the start of that funding block.
To claim 3+ year funding, or extended funding, your child must have turned 3 before the start of that funding block.
Funding blocks are:
1st September to 31st December
1st January to 31st March
1st April to 31st August
*FROM APRIL 2024 WORKING PARENTS OF 2 YEAR OLDS WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM UPTO 11 HOURS PER WEEK!