We recognise that not every parent wants or needs full time care for their child, therefore we have a number of different childcare sessions available in order to be as accommodating as possible. We do however have to balance being flexible with the need to be as efficient as possible, taking into consideration the needs of the children in our care. Therefore we have a minimum sessions requirement of 4 sessions per week (1 half day = 1 session, 1 full day = 2 sessions). We offer two types of contracts, as detailed below.
Full time childcare
Running Monday – Friday all year round (excluding the period between Christmas and New Year)
Term time childcare
For those parents who only require childcare during term time we offer term time only care which is available for 39 weeks of the year. Should you then need one-off care during the holidays you will be able to book extra sessions as and when you require. These will be charged at the usual rate.
Within these two types of care contracts we offer the following sessions:
Full Day Sessions
Our full day session begins at 8:00am and finishes at 6:00pm. If you need care from 7:30am and / or until 6:30pm we can also provide this if booked in advance. Children attending a full day session are provided with a freshly cooked lunch and tea, and healthy snacks at regular intervals throughout the day.
Half Day Sessions
Our morning session begins at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm. During the morning session children are given a healthy morning snack and a freshly cooked lunch. All children will have access to outdoor play during the morning.
Our afternoon session begins at 1:00pm and ends at 5:30pm. During the afternoon session children are given a healthy afternoon snack and a freshly prepared tea. All children will have access to outdoor play during the afternoon.
‘Dial a Day’ Emergency Childcare
Recognising the need for care on a one-off basis, we can also provide Dial a Day emergency childcare sessions. Perhaps your childminder is ill or on holiday, maybe you’re a stay at home mum who just needs a day to herself to help get things done. You could even treat a friend or relative to a child-free day, leaving them free to pamper themselves whilst their little one is being well cared for by us. These can be booked on the day; all we require is payment at the start of the session and an enrolment form to be completed so that we have all the information we need in order to ensure your child is properly cared for. If this may be of interest to you please feel free to contact us for more information
FREE Early Education Sessions
All children from the term after their third birthday are able to receive up to 15 hours of free nursery education each week. Our morning session runs from 8:30am until 11:30am and during their time with us children are given a healthy snack and drinks as and when they need. Weather permitting, they will also have access to outdoor play. Our afternoon session begins at 12:30pm and ends at 3:30pm, with children also able to take part in outdoor play and being provided with a healthy snack and drinks.
Children are welcome to attend for the free early education sessions only, or they can use these sessions in conjunction with a regular, paid nursery place, therefore reducing their usual monthly invoice.
If you would like to register your child for these sessions please do so as early as possible by contacting the nursery for an enrolment form. You will need to provide us with your child’s birth certificate and a recent utility bill.
For more information please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.