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 gently into the new environment, particularly focusing on enhancing their confidence. The settling in process usually takes a few weeks with each child usually feeling at home after this period.
Fees with effect from April 2021
The hourly rate is inclusive of all meals and snacks.
0-2 year olds - £6.12 per hour
2-3 year olds - £5.46 per hour
3-4 year olds- £5.36 per hour
Children in receipt of Early Years Entitlement funding
2 Year old funding
Two year funding is available to approximately 40% of 2 year old children the term after they turn two and if the child is considered to be disadvantaged in some way, the definition is wide so please contact the nursery or visit Free Early Education for Two Year Olds Application Form | Bathnes to apply.
There are no additional charges for 2-year-old funded children as the grant covers all costs.
Early Years Entitlement funding (3 and 4-year-old funding)
All children are entitled to Early Years Entitlement which commences the term after a child becomes 3 years old. Children are entitled to 11 hours per week all year round.
All children over 3 years old of working parents, where both parents are working & earning the equivalent of at least 16 hours each with a cap of £100k per parent, are entitled to 22 hours per week all year round.
Please visit 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) to apply.
Early Years entitlement hours are funded by the government rate which does not cover snacks, meals or consumables and therefore are charged a rate of £1.36 per hour to cover these additional items.
Hidden Garden Day Nursery and Pre-School