Before your child starts at nursery we offer settle-in sessions to ensure your child feels at their most confident and comfortable when they start nursery. This is where you will get to meet your Key Person.
This person is assigned to you and your child and provides any information you may need to create a strong bond making you all feel well settled within the nursery. Your key person will complete any observations on your child and help them along with their learning and development.
We use this system within the nursery to encourage children to develop their language and communication. Some staff are trained in this area and help the children to follow a routine to ensure they have a well balanced day and to allow them to feel at ease and well settled.
All of our lunches are freshly prepared on site, using only the finest ingredients from locally sourced farms. We ensure that all children follow a healthy diet and that at least five fruit and vegetables are included in their day. We provide breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea for all children and ensure that all ethnic groups are catered for within our meals.
We are firm believers in the importance of play and keeping children active. We have secure outdoor play areas and ensure that all children develop their physical education alongside their intellectual development.
If you are a Club Kingswood member and are using the club facilities you are welcome to place your child in the crèche. Crèche hours are as follow 9:30am to 11:30am. You may book your child for a one or two hour session at anytime between these hours. We ask that parents book their place at least a week in advance.
Sessions Types & Fees
Invoices are sent out at the beginning of every month and fees need to be paid in advance.
All fees are to be paid via direct debit. For full information please see terms and conditions.
- Club Kingswood Members £49.50
Morning Session7.30am - 1pm
- Club Kingswood Members £29.50
Afternoon Session1pm - 6.30pm
- Club Kingswood Members £25
- Club Kingswood Members Only
- 9.30 til 10.30am
- 10.30 til 11.30am
- Full 2 hrs
Afternoon Crèche2 - 4pm
- Club Kingswood Members Only
- 2 til 3pm
- 3 til 4pm
- Full 2 hrs
Crèche places can be booked up to a week in advance. Please note a 24 Hour cancellation policy is in place, whereby no cancellation fee is charged provided 24 hours notice is given, but should you cancel in less than 24 hours then the full fee is payable.
The Little Acorns room is for children aged from 3months to 2 years and has a calm, homely environment where children can feel safe and secure with plenty of sensory experiences for babies to explore. We have our very own sensory area where babies and young children can feel excited and intrigued by many different possibilities within their play and exploration. We complete many different activities thoughtout the day to keep all children busy and excited about the prospect of nursery.
Little Acorns uses a key person system to ensure that every child has that some one special to go to. Within Little Acorns we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum allowing young children to learn through fun and challenging activities with adult guidance and freedom of choice.
Little Acorns can have up to twelve children per day and has a ratio of one adult for every three children within the room, all staff are experienced qualified and police checked. We aim to continue the care routine all young babies have at home as we believe it is important for children to feel settled within the nursery and as comfortable as possible this way we provide children with the comfort of knowing mummy and daddy are never to far away.
We have 16 children aged 2-5 years, with a ratio of one adult for every four children aged between two and three; and one adult for every eight children aged between three and four. We pride ourself on having a welcoming environment where children can strive to be the best they can be – learn, create and make friends, becoming confident individuals that enjoy new experiences.
Within the room we have our play and explorations areas where children are free to choose activities and become involved in exciting imaginative play. We also have our art and education room where children can spend time with their key person creating pictures and learning letters numbers and words, as well as following the Early Years Foundation – Stage C.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your opening hours?
The nursery is open from 7:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year.
Crèche hours are 9:30am to 11:30am, you may book your child for a one or two hour session.
This is only available for Club Kingswood members and we ask that they book a week in advance.
What ages do you cater for?
We care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
I would like a place, how do I register my child?
If you would like a place for your child at our centre, please make an appointment and we’ll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you! Simply call 01268 535 911.
What happens if my child is ill?
It’s unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when the fever has subsided for a whole day should you return your child to the nursery. If the disease is infectious, we’ll need a doctor’s note confirming that your child is no longer contagious. For information regarding incubation periods for communicable diseases, please click here.
How much does it cost?
We have full day, morning session and afternoon session rates. Please see our prices page for more information.
How are payments and fees made?
Invoices are sent out at the beginning of every month and fees need to be paid in advance. We will also require a deposit from you before you child starts nursery, this is to ensure your Child’s place is kept and to complete any administration regarding your child. All fees are to be paid via direct debit however any late payment with be charged with a late fee, please see terms and conditions.
I am a member at Club Kingswood, do I get a discount?
Yes, Club Kingswood members enjoy discounted rates. Please see our prices page for more information.
I am not a Club Kingswood Member, can I use the crèche?
Unfortunately the creche is only available to members.
Crèche hours are as follow 9:30am to 11:30am, you may book your child for a one or two hour session.