Stottesdon Gateway Nursery runs two types of session covering the entire year, the playgroup which is combined with before and afterschool care (if needed) is open during term time only and then the holiday club which runs during all of the school holidays (we are closed bank holidays).
Our currents session times are as follows:-
|Monday - Friday
|7:30am - 8:00am
||Early Start Session
|8:00am - 8:45/9:00am
|9:00am - 11:30am
|11:30am - 12:30pm
|12:30am - 3:00pm
|3:00pm - 5:30pm
Nursery staff will allow children and parents to enter the premises after 9:00am each morning.
Holiday club hours will be dependent on the needs of parents, sessions can be booked in hourly slots to suit the daily childcare needs of the family. It is essential to book your child/ren’s place early.
The fees for each session are currently £8:75 and Lunch session is £3:25, a hot dinner is available for £2.30 each and are reviewed on an annual basis.
Breakfast club and Early start fees: £3.50 per session per child.
Afterschool club fees: £8.75 per session per child.
Holiday club fee’s: Are now in line with term time session times and fees, although hot dinners are not available and thus a healthy packed lunch must be provided if your child requires one.
All Children over 3 years of age are eligible for up to 15 universal funded hours a week and some children a possible further 15 EFE (Extended Free Entitlement) hours dependant on parents circumstances. Some 2 year olds may be eligible for 24U funding for up to 15 hours per week
We are able to accept Childcare vouchers towards payment of fees.
24U and 3/4 year old funding
Both funding schemes offer up to 15 hours free early years childcare for eligible children. If you meet the criteria then your child will be eligible from the term after their 2nd birthday for 24U funding or the term after their 3rd birthday for 3/ 4 year old funding, in either, September, January or April - this also applies for the EFE funding up to 30 hours.
A free early education/childcare place comprises of 15 hours a week over 38 weeks, or a total of 570 hours which can be taken flexibly/stretched over the year (where the parent requests this). However, this must be taken over a minimum of two days per week, and between two-and-a-half hours and ten hours in any one day. If the offer is accessed over fewer than two days, then a portion of the offer will be lost. This also applies for EFE funding up to 30 hours - 30 hours per week over 38 weeks a yearor can be taken across 51 weeks per year, if the parent chooses
Once a place has been agreed for a child through 24U, it will remain funded until the child becomes entitled to a free early education place at three years, even where the family circumstances change and they may no longer meet the criteria.
Your child will benefit greatly by having pre-school/ playgroup experience with a 'good' Ofsted judgement.
This period of time for your child is known as the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children who take up a 24U or 3/ 4 year old funded place will be making friends, having fun and learning all the time. Stottesdon Gateway Nursery will make sure your child’s needs are met to help them feel secure and confident about starting school when the time comes.
Once a term a member of staff will ask you to complete a funding form to enable the setting to claim funding on your behalf.