Yes. All of our settings are Ofsted registered and inspected. To view our latest Ofsted inspections please click on the individual nursery pages from our nursery homepage.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. For more information, visit here.
Please take a look at our Nursery menus.
In Nursery, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Tea are provided.
In Startel Pre-School, Snacks are provided.
In Ripples Pre-School, Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks are provided.
Yes, we offer a 10% discount on fees for youngest child attending nursery.
6 – 8 weeks before your requested start date, you will receive a letter confirming the availability of places.
Lunch is served at 11.30am in the baby rooms, 11.45am in the family rooms and 12 noon in Rainbow room.
Please do let us know whenever your child will be absent, you can do this by calling the nursery directly.
You can request to change your child’s attendance patter and 4 weeks notice is required (2 weeks notice for Playsafe clubs). Please note attendance changes are subject to availability of places.
You must give 4 weeks notice in writing, either by letter or email. Please ensure you include your child’s name and setting on this notice.
We operate holiday clubs for children aged Reception Year to Year 6, so once your child is old enough to attend these you are welcome to book in holidays only.
The Free Entitlement Funding is available to all children the term after their 3rd birthday. When it is time for your child to be eligible you will be given an information leaflet and a form via your child’s nursery. This fully explains how the funding works.
Yes. Our nurseries are open 51 weeks of the year (Jancett, Gaytime, Pollyanna and Startel). You can use your Government funding, however, please note that we offer this funding 38 weeks of the year. That means that during school holidays you are charged full fees.
For Pre-schools (Ripples and Startel pre-school) you can use your funding entitlement only and there are no further costs.
Invoices are sent on the 10th of each month, unless the 10th falls on a weekend and then the invoice will be emailed the following Monday. Invoices are to be paid by the end of the month. Fees are paid one month in advance.
Yes, we accept childcare vouchers from many providers. For further information and/or guidance please email the administration department on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8669 1725.
We close for Bank Holidays and for the period between Christmas and the New Year. Additionally we close at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve / the last working day closest to 24th December.
Fees are paid even if your child does not attend on his/her normal days. No refunds are issued.
In accordance with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) children can return to nursery 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting (48 hour rule applies).
In accordance with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) children are excluded from nursery until all vesicles (small fluid-filled sacs) have crusted over.