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Joining our nursery

We encourage all prospective parents and carers to book a viewing of the Nursery, where you can get a feel for the space and ask any questions you may have.

To secure your place, we ask for a deposit based on a weeks’ worth of fees, following this we will book settling in visits and a start date.

All children are allocated a key person, who will work closely with yourselves as parents and carers to ensure all information is communicated during the settling-in period.

We have a full enrolment pack which must be completed during your child’s first visit or before, this includes an application form, an all about me document, and a parent/carer declaration.

Child smiling with teacher at nursery

Fees & Funding

We have a range of flexible sessions available to suit a wide range of needs offering hourly, daily, and full-time rates. 

Session type Session guidance Cost* (Sept 2022) Cost* (April 2023)
Full time

Our full-time session offers parents the best rate and gives parents the flexibility of our opening hours from 7.30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Parents may drop and collect within these times at their convenience.

£230 per week for children 0-3

£225 per week for  children 3-5**

£235 per week for children 0-3

£230 per week for  children 3-5**

Full day

Our full-day rate is our next best rate and gives parents the flexibility of our opening hours from 7.30am until 6pm on the day.

Parents may drop and collect within these times at their convenience.

£47 per day for children 0-3

£46 per day for children 3-5** 

£48 per day for children 0-3

£47 per day for children 3-5**    

Hourly sessions

Our hourly rate gives parents the option of choosing minimum sessions and days at your convenience from 7.30am until 6pm. This is the best value for parents wanting 7 hours or less per day. 

All children must be enrolled for a minimum of 8 hours per week. This can be on one day e.g. 8-4 or 9-5, or split into two 4-hour morning or afternoon sessions.

Parents may drop and collect within these times at their convenience.

Start times for a morning session or hourly charged days can range from 7.30am until 9am at half-hourly intervals. The latest start time is 9am.​ Morning sessions end at 1pm promptly, there is no option for a later finishing time as this then goes into our afternoon session.

Afternoon sessions start at 1pm.​ Afternoon sessions end between 4pm and 6pm at half-hourly intervals.

£5.95 per hour for children 0-3

£5.85 per hour for children 3-5**

£6.10 per hour for children 0-3

£6.00 per hour for children 3-5**    

*All of the rates are fully inclusive of breakfast, am/pm snack, a hot lunch, nappies and wipes. Please check the terms and conditions of enrolment for other items which you are required to provide that are not included.

**Any deductions to costs due to your child reaching the age of 3 years, will be made to the term following your child’s 3rd birthday in line with the Early Education Funding entitlement.

Government-funded hours

We offer free early education funding for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. Currently, the Government funds 15 hours of childcare for all 3 and 4-year old's and eligible 2-year old's, some parents are also eligible for 30-hours free childcare based on their individual circumstances. Children become eligible for funded childcare from the term after their 2nd or 3rd Birthday. To calculate what funding may be available for your child, please visit the Childcare choices website and complete the simple online calculator.

We provide a funded hours document to parents/carers at either viewings or on enrolment, to allow you to choose which sessions suit your needs best.

Meal costs

Meal costs are included in our Nursery fees unless you are benefitting from government-funded hours. In this case, we offer affordable meal charges for each session, charged as follows:

  • Morning sessions include breakfast, morning snack and lunch, charged at £4.50 per session
  • Afternoon snack is £2.50 per session

There is also the option to bring a packed lunch and healthy snacks from home. 

Discounts available

Discount Discount available
University of Bradford or Bradford College Students 10%
University of Bradford Staff 5%
Siblings 10%

Enrolment

Step 1 – Fill out our enquiry form

Step 2 – Visit the Nursery

We encourage all our families to look around the Nursery setting in person to see what we offer and meet the staff team. This also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions and to see the Nursery in action. If you cannot visit in person, we have a virtual tour that allows you to see the facility. We can check availability at this time if you would like to secure a place.

Step 3 – Initial Registration

Some initial details are required if you would like to secure a place for your child at our Nursery. At this time, we will discuss with you what days are available and book any settling-in visits based on your request. We will also work out your deposit at this stage as we move onto step 3 of enrolment.

Step 4 – Deposit

To secure your child’s place, we require a non-refundable deposit equivalent to a 1-weeks’ fee. This is deducted from your first monthly invoice.  Once your deposit is paid, we can then move on to step 4 of enrolment. Spaces are only held for a maximum of 24-hours, subject to your deposit being paid. Please note the deposit scheme does not apply to parents/carers only accessing fully funded hours.

Step 5 – Confirmation email

Once you have paid your deposit, please ensure you inform the office so we can check with our finance department. We will then send out a confirmation email to confirm your child’s place is secure and re-confirm settling in visits, as per the initial registration. Our places are in high demand, until you have received a confirmation email from us your child’s place is not secured.

Step 6 - Attend Settling-In Visits & Complete the New Starter Pack

Please ensure your child attends all of their settling-in visits, more information on these is set out below. You must complete all administrative documents prior to/or during your child’s first settling in session, your child is not able to be left at the Nursery until we have checked that all the paperwork has been completed.

Settling-in

Starting nursery is a big step and we want to make sure that our children feel as comfortable and confident as possible. Therefore, it is important to have settling-in sessions to enable your child to build positive relationships with their key person, peers, and the wider staff team.

Everyone reacts differently to change and we want to reassure you as parents and carers that we understand how difficult settling-in can be. Your child’s key person will ensure that your child is supported throughout their visits.

You can ring the Nursery at any time for reassurance and can also request a call back from your child’s key person during your child’s visits.

Settling-in visits

All children starting with us have a minimum of 3 settling-in sessions. An example of this is below, but some children require more sessions to make them feel comfortable, so your visit plan will be based on individual needs.

  • 1st - 1-hour visit, parent/carer to stay with their child
  • 2nd - 2-hour visit, parent/carer offered to stay for the first ½ hour if they wish
  • 3rd - 3-hour visit, child to stay for lunch or snack tea

During the first visit, your child’s key person will discuss your child’s specific individual requirements, current development levels, and areas of interest.

Home visits

We offer a home visit from a member of the management team and your child’s key person. Having nursery staff visit your home environment helps to establish good relationships with each child and their family.

This allows a smoother transition as the children feel reassured by seeing familiar faces when they start nursery.