Hidden Garden is a privately run nursery offering places for children from 6 months to five years. The setting is open between 7.30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year excluding public holidays.
On Enquiry, an introductory visit will be arranged. This will enable parents to meet staff and explore the surroundings of the nursery. Management will inform parents on all aspects of the nursery & will answer any questions parents may have.
Nursey places are subject to availability, a waiting list system will operate if necessary.
On booking your child into nursery you will be asked to complete a registration document and a terms and conditions Parental contract. There will be a non-refundable fee of £50.00 to cover all administration costs and reserve the place.
Each child will be allocated a key member of staff; selected by your child as the person they have formed a particular comforting attachment to. The key person is responsible for your childs welfare, they and other staff will communicate with you on a daily basis.
Every child is treated with love, respect and dignity and assisted to settle peacefully within their new environment, particularly focusing on enhancing their confidence. The settling in proess usually takes a few weeks with each child usually feeling at home after this period.
6 months to 2 years
£5.94 per hour
2 to 3 years
£5.30 per hour
3 years upwards
£5.20 per hour
The decrease in fees as your child reaches each age bracket, will take effect in the month following their birthday.
For example; if your child's birthday is on the 16 April, fees will decrease from May.
Invoices will be issued monthly via email and should be paid within 7 days. A late payment fee of £20.00 per week will be added for invoices not settled within this time frame.
Nursery Education Grant
(3 and 4-year-old funding)
All children are entitled to the Nursery Education Grant which commences the term after a child becomes 3 years old.
These children are entitled to 15 hours per week during term time or 11 hours per week all year around.
In September 2017, the government are introducing 30 hours’ term time (or 1140 hours) funding for working parents of 3-4 year olds, where both parents are working & earning the equivalent of at least 16 hours each (minimum wage) and with a cap of £100K.
We are offering these places but divided throughout the entire year, this equates to 22 hours per week.
The following websites will help you identify what you are entitled to receive;
The nursery will charge £1.20 per hour which covers all meals, snacks and drinks. As with many nurseries across the UK, this fee is charged due to the grant being insufficient to cover these additional costs.
Hidden Garden Day Nursery and Pre-School