Registration and Fees

Admissions

Settling-in period

We offer up to 6 settling-in sessions over a 2 week period and at different times of a day. We start with a 1 hour session and gradually build this up to a 3 hour session over the 2 weeks. After this your child joins the Nursery on a regular basis. We recognise that this is a big step and understand that all children are different. As such we base the children's transition and settling-in around each child’s individual needs. We will discuss and agree the best plan for your child with you during your enrolment.

Sessions/Fees

We are open from  8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The Morning Session runs from 8am to 1pm and our Afternoon Session runs from 1pm to 6pm.

We offer early drop off at 7.30am and late pick up at 6.30pm for additional charges.

We are open 51 weeks of the year and closed on all bank holidays and the week between Christmas & New Year.

Children are required to attend at least 2 days per week to help us in providing your child with continuity of care.

Payment of fees is due on the 1st of each monthand is payable in advance; we are able to accept Childcare Vouchers or Tax Free Childcare payments to cover the fees in full or as a part payment. Fees are calculated on an annualised 51 week basis and are therefore payable during bank and family holidays, sick days and the Christmas and New Year breaks.

Local Authority Funding – A Little Bit Of Help

We do recognise that parents may not be aware of the various ways that they might obtain local council financial assistance in meeting the costs of their childcare fees. So at My Sunshine Day Nursery we are happy to try to assist you as best we can:

There are different support options open to you. Some of these include:

  • Childcare Tax Credits available via
  • Your employer can convert part of your salary for Childcare Assistance –via Childcare Vouchers. Please ask your HR department.
  • Free universal 15 hour Funding for all 3 and 4 year olds is available.
  • Extended Funding offering an additional 15 funded hours is available to families who qualify and have received an Eligibility Code from.
  • We offer places for children eligible for 2 year old Funding.
  • Siblings discounts are available with a 10% discount being added to the eldest sibling fees.
  • My Sunshine Day Nursery are also pleased to offer a 5% NHS Staff discount. Please discuss this with a member of staff for further information.
  • If you recommend a friend to our Nursery and they register for a place with us then you will receive a ‘Recommend a Friend” gift of £125 off your next Fee Invoice once they have completed their first 3 months at Nursery. (NB discounts are not cumulative – they relate to the net paid fee at each stage)

Early Years Universal Free childcare and education for 3 to 4-year-olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England receive 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It is usually taken as 15 hours per week x 38 weeks of the year (term time) but we stretch the free entitlement for the full year.

When you can start claiming

The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1st January to 31st March The beginning of term on or after 1st April
1st April to 31st August The beginning of term on or after 1st September
1st September to 31st December The beginning of term on or after 1st January

Example
Your child was born on 15th February 2014. You can receive free childcare when the next term starts after 1st April 2017.

Eligibility
The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider. It stops once your child starts reception class in a state school.

Have a question about Fees or Funding?

If you have any queries about fees, funding or free entitlement please contact the Nursery Manager for more information.

Extended 30 Hours Funding

From September 2017, the Introduction of the 30 hours funding will commence.

We are pleased to be able to offer an extra 15 hours to ALL parents that meet the required criteria and can provide us with the relevant council Eligibility Code, giving a total of 30 hours free childcare per week.

2 Year Funding 

We offer the 2 year old early learning entitlement which enables eligible children to 15 hours of free early education during term time only. Children become eligible for this funding the term after their 2nd birthday.

The funding is allocated on a means tested basis by the Local Authority, with the aim of extending this entitlement to all 2 year olds in the future. If you are eligible for this funding you will receive a ‘Letter of Eligibility’ which will enable us to claim the free entitlement for your child.