Nursery Admissions & Pricing

Nursery Admissions

Places at Shining Stars Nursery are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Should you wish to register your child for a Nursery place, please complete a Nursery & Wraparound Care Booking Form.

Click here for Nursery & Wraparound Care Booking Form

A deposit of £150 is required with all completed registration forms, accompanied with a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

Once we have received your registration and deposit we will confirm within 1 week if a place is available for your child.  Once we have confirmed there is a place for your child, your deposit will be credited to your account and refundable against the first term’s invoice.

You can then be safe in the knowledge that a place has been secured for your child for the first important steps in their education. If we are unfortunately unable to offer a place for your child at Shining Stars Nursery the deposit will be refunded in full.

Should you be offered a place which you subsequently decline, the deposit will not be refundable.

Bookings

There is a minimum requirement of 3 sessions per week in Little Stars for the first term and 5 sessions per week from thereon after. However, once eligable for the Universal Early Years Funding, children must attend 5 sessions per week. All Big Stars must attend 5 sessions per week.

When your booking confirmation is received, please check the details are correct and notify us of any discrepancies within 3 working days.

Booking alterations

Once your booking is confirmed for Shining Stars and/or Rockets, any amendments or cancellations will require a minimum of half a term’s notice given in writing. For example, if your child is not returning in the Autumn term, notice is to be given before the half term break in the Summer term.  Failure to do so will incur a charge for half a term’s fees for sessions booked. Booked sessions cannot be ‘swapped’ and refunds cannot be given for non-attendance.

Cost of Sessions - Shining Stars - Big & Little Stars

Our Nursery is registered to receive FEET Funding (2 year olds), Universal 15 hours and Extended 30 hours Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE). All children are eligible for the Universal 15 hours in the term after they reach 3 years old (e.g. a child who is 3 years old in January -Spring Term becomes eligible for EYFE in the following April-Summer Term). Some children may also be eligible for the Extended 30 hours Early Years Free Entitlement.

The current cost of each non-funded session for Big & Little Stars is £18.

Universal 15 hours funding is applied to Big or Little Stars sessions when applicable. The cost for a funded session in Big & Little Stars cost £4.47. (3 hours of your 15 hours entitlement will be applied to each session)

Rockets Club & KidsQuest

If you are eligible for the Extended Funding (30 Hours), this funding can be applied to sessions in Rockets Club (wrap-around care for nursery).

A non-funded Rockets Club session is £18. A funded Rockets Club session is £4.47. (3 hours of your Extended 30 hours entitlement will be applied to each session)

Payment of Sessions

You will be sent an invoice at the start of each term showing the total cost of your child’s booked sessions.

Payment is to be made in two instalments, 50% within 7 days of the invoice date and 50% within 7 days after half term. Payments can be made by BACS transfer to our bank, cheque or via childcare vouchers.  Watch out for Online payments to be lanched soon!

We accept all childcare vouchers including the new Government Tax Free Childcare Voucher Scheme.

If using Edenred Childcare Vouchers you will require the reference number P20345810.

Failure to pay, may result in your child losing their place at the Nursery.

Click here for Nursery Terms and Conditions and Fee Sheet Nov 17

Please click here for our Nursery & Wrap Around Care Prospectus

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