The Mount Nursery

Welcome to The Mount Nursery!

We are excited to share with you detailed information about our nursery, including our schedule, pricing, uniform requirements, and additional items your child will need. We believe this will help you prepare for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

From September, we will have a newly renovated building ready to welcome Pre School children aged 3-5. In addition to this, we are excited to share that a Baby Room and Toddler Room will be opening next year. This will be a small, teacher-led provision with a strong academic focus, ensuring each child receives personalised attention and support. Places will be limited to maintain a high-quality learning environment.

Nursery Schedule: Our nursery operates 51 weeks per year, closing only for bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas. Closed days are not chargable. We do not offer term-time only options, ensuring continuous care and education for your child.


Full & Sessional Times: We provide flexible sessional times to accommodate your schedule:

Full Day: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Half Day (Morning): 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Half Day (Afternoon): 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please note that we require a minimum attendance of 4 sessions per week.

Pricing: We aim to provide high-quality care at competitive rates:

Full Day Rate: £68

Half Day Rate: £40


Additions:
Our fees cover the costs of childcare, daily snacks, lunch, high tea, milk, formula, nappies, wipes, consumables, broader curriculum activities and more. On days where government funding is applied, this funding covers childcare only and for a maximum of 10 hours per day. Therefore, on fully funded days, there is an additional charge of £12 and on fully funded half days, the cost is £6. This covers the costs of the additions as listed above.

Reserving a Place: A place can be reserved for your child at a cost of £136, equivalent to the price of two whole days of childcare. This payment covers all administrative costs associated with enrolment and ensures a smooth start for your child's journey with us.

Invoicing Terms: We request that all payments be made within 14 days of the invoice date. A late payment charge of £25 will be applied to payments received after this period. If payment is not made within an additional 14 days, the child’s place at the setting may be withdrawn.

Late Collection Charges: We understand there may be times when you are running late. However, if parents are continually late in picking up their child, a late payment fee of £25 may be charged at the discretion of the management team.

Funding: We offer free funded hours for both the 15-hour and 30-hour childcare schemes, which can be utilised over the 51 weeks of the year, providing flexible coverage to meet your needs.

To check your eligibility and apply for these funded hours, please visit the government’s Childcare Service website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Once you have applied and received confirmation of your eligibility, please provide the school with your eligibility code, along with the National Insurance numbers for both parents and how you plan to use these hours.

Absence: All absences will be charged at our standard rate to retain your child’s place. Due to our strict staffing ratios, attendance patterns must be adhered to and days cannot be swapped. Additional attendance days may be granted at the discretion of nursery management. Parents will be invoiced separately for extra days at a rate of £68 per day.

Notice Period: We require a four-week notice period if you decide to withdraw your child from the nursery.

Uniform: Children in Pre School are required to wear our nursery uniform, which includes the following and is purchasable from the school office.

Yellow polo top - £12.00

Black joggers - £12.00

Black shorts - £7.00

Black fleece - £25.00

Sun hat - £9.00

Trainers - Dark in colour, suitable for outdoor play.

Children in the Toddler Room are also welcome to wear the nursery uniform, although it is not compulsory.

Additional Items Needed: In addition to the uniform, please ensure your child always has the following items at nursery:

• Black gloves

• Wellies

• Waterproof coat / puddle suit

• Spare set of clothing, including top, bottoms and underwear

Meals: Children receive nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day, including lunch from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM and high tea at 4:00 PM. Healthy snacks are provided at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM. These meals are delicious, freshly cooked with locally sourced ingredients, and cater to a wide variety of special dietary requirements, ensuring every child receives appropriate nourishment for their growth and development. Additionally, please note that we are a nut-free nursery to ensure the safety of all our children. Please be mindful of this when sending in items such as sun cream, as some items may contain traces of nuts.

Included Additional Offerings: To enrich your child’s experience, we offer a variety of inclusive activities:

French Lessons: Introduce your child to a new language in a fun and engaging way.

Music Classes: Develop your child’s musical abilities and appreciation.

Family Events: Participate in our exciting family events such as stay & play, sports day, bonfire night, coffee mornings, charity events, etc, fostering a strong community spirit.

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Our dedicated team is committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can thrive.

Yours faithfully,

Demi Scott
Nursery Manager