LOOKING TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD?
We are Ofsted registered and at our recent inspection in October 2017, Ofsted graded us OUTSTANDING in all areas! Please download our Ofsted report below.
The best way to see the quality of our care and educational provision, is by coming along to see us, so you can see for yourself what we can offer your child. Please contact us on 01763 273005 or email us to arrange a suitable date and time.
Our admissions for the academic year September 2021 - July 2022 are full and we have a long waiting list for September 2022 to July 2023 admissions so we are now only
registering children for admission from September 2023. To join our waiting list for a place from September 2023, we ask parents to complete a registration form (available below) and pay a deposit. Once we have received these we will write to you to confirm we have placed your child on our waiting list.
We have two intakes per year, September and January. Places will be offered for these intakes in April (for September) and late October (for January). All places are subject to availability and so a place on our waiting list does not guarantee a space. If we are unfortunately unable to offer your child a place you will be given the choice of either remaining on our waiting list for the next intake or to leave the waiting list.
We aim to make your child's transition from home to nursery as smooth as possible and have put together some helpful advice for parents which is included in your child's new starter pack. We offer parents at least two settling-in sessions prior to their child's first day. If you or the Nursery Managers think that your child will need more than this, then we will be happy to accommodate this until both you and your child are happy. The purpose of settling-in sessions is to allow both you and your child to become familiar with the new surroundings and staff. Your child's Keyperson will also go through a Settling-in plan with you, this allows us to gather important detailed information about your child to assist in a smooth transition.
If your child is 3 they will be entitled to nursery funding the term after their 3rd birthday. All 4 year olds receive funding. We are registered with Herts County Council enabling children to attend a maximum of 15 hours a week free of charge and 25 hours a week free of charge for eligible families (subject to session availability). Any additional hours are charged at £5.18 per hour (£5.24 from September 2021) for children aged 3 + years. We are also registered under the 2 year old scheme allowing us to apply for funding for some 2 year olds where a family meets certain criteria set out by the Hertfordshire County Council. Additional/unfunded hours are charged at £5.51 for 2 year olds and £5.24 for 3 and 4 year olds.
Our session fee is £20.96 per morning session for 3 + year olds and £22.04 for 2 year olds.
All fees are due within the first week of each half term. We will issue you with an invoice before the end of the previous half term to let you know the amount payable.
At least half a terms written notice is required should you wish your child to leave or reduce sessions. If this is not given then one months fees in lieu of notice is required.