This is a fantastic time to join our Nursery and we would love to welcome you into our community. We try to be as flexible as possible to meet the requirements of our families, offering places for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years with options to suit every need, including 15-hour and 30-hour places.
15- and 30-hour funding
Parents/carers can access the Universal 15-hours funding for all 3 and 4 year-olds, with additional hours being applied for via the HMRC website, where you will be issued an eligibility code which you must share with your nursery for your claim to be processed.
30-hour places and funding may also be offered subject to eligibility and availability. Please enquire for further information regarding funded places or click here to find out more.
Fee-paying parents/carers are charged at a daily rate.
Additional charges for consumables and meals will be added on a weekly basis for children who attended funded hours only. Once the required days become available to you, Nursery Management will contact you.
You will be required to pay a non-refundable admin fee of £25 for fee paying places. Upon receipt of this fee, a nursery registration pack will be issued to parents/carers, which they must return as soon as possible for the enrolment process to begin. If for any reason all our sessions and places are full, we can offer placement on a waiting list and we will try our very best to meet individual requirements.
We know how important it is for children to feel settled and at ease with us at First Steps. This is why we provide two inductions for children. On the first visit, we encourage parents/carers to visit the nursery with their children and meet our staff and their Key Person. During this visit, parents can inform the Key Person about their child’s routine and any other relevant information to staff. On the second visit, parents/carers are encouraged to leave their child with us for a short period (up to 4 hours), so that they can get to know our staff and meet their new friends.
Any requests for further inductions will be subject to availability and charged at an hourly rate.