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 Shining Stars Registration Form.

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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. Once you are eligible for EYFE Funding it is mandatory for your child to attend 5 sessions a week which they will continue when starting Big Stars.  

If your child has joined us at 2 years old, there is a minimum requirement of 3 sessions per week until they have completed one full term.  After they have completed one full term, they will then be expected to attend 5 sessions a week from thereon after.

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, any alterations or cancellations will require a minimum of half a terms notice given in writing. Failure to do so will incur a charge for half a term’s fees.

Cost of Sessions

The current cost of each session is £18. However, our Nursery is registered for eligible children to receive the Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) funding.

This is paid to eligible children in the term after they reach 3 years old (e.g. a child who is 3 in January becomes eligible for EYFE in the following April). Currently the EYFE grant covers £13.53 of the £18 cost, so parents receiving the funding will be invoiced the difference of £4.47 per 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 due within 7 days of the date of the invoice. Payments can be made , by BACS transfer to our bank, cheque or via childcare vouchers.  Watch out for Online payments to be lanched soon!

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

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