Our Day Care centre caters for children aged 2 to 5, providing care 50 weeks a year from 8am to 6pm. Our facilities include indoor space for play, learning and physical activity, a quiet area for stories and a secure outside play area. Learn more about our facilities, staffing and typical routine below.
Kiddies Corner Day Care operates in a large converted house, with one large main room divided into areas with resources accessible to all children, and a quieter room for stories and role play.
All children have access to a secure outdoor play area each day. We have a fantastic safe surface area with a large sheltered area, plus an area for exploring and being creative - children can now enjoy the outside environment all year round.
The setting is open five days a week from 8am to 6pm during 50 weeks a year, closing on Bank Holidays and for two weeks during the Christmas holidays.
Both of our Owners Nikki & Nicola are educated to NVQ level 5 and both work within the nurseries.
The majority of our staff are qualified to NVQ level 3 or above. Nicola has also gained accreditation with regard to provision for additional needs and speech and language.
We have designated representatives to deal with Additional Educational Needs, Health & Safety and Safeguarding - who are trained accordingly. Staff are kind, caring & there for the children.
Staffing ratios are closely monitored within our setting and Justine our manager is available to be called on if required, this ensures the best level of care for your child. Legislative requirements for levels of care are:
Each child that joins the nursery will have their own specific key person. This is a trained member of staff that will assess and document your child's progress throughout their stay. This information is fed into the curriculum planning so that individual needs are catered for and their learning is extended.
Children are put into groups according to which member of staff will see them for the majority of their time. They share special time with their key person or buddy, and not only does it extend their learning experiences, it also helps to build on the bond with their peers. This gives the children a real sense of belonging and identity within the group.
If your child attends between 8am and 9am, we are able to provide breakfast at a small charge of £1 per day. Children are offered a selection of cereals, or toast, with milk or water to drink.
Lunch is between 12:00 - 12:30. If your child's session runs between these times please can you provide your child with a healthy nutritious packed lunch in line with the setting's Healthy Eating policy.
All children are encouraged to visit the snack bar in the morning where they will be offered fruit and milk or water. They will also be offered a small snack and a drink in the afternoon.
For those children staying after 4pm we are also able to provide tea. This costs £2 per day, and children are offered a variety of hot snacks, such as beans on toast, jacket potato and cheese, soup and a roll, scrambled egg etc.
If your child has any additional dietary requirements we will do our best to accommodate them.
Admission is on a first come first served basis.
If you decide to place your child with Kiddies Corner you will be required to complete a registration form and parental contract for your child & pay a registration fee of £30 to secure your child’s place (non-refundable) & contribute towards administration costs. This fee is not applicable to children accessing Totally Free Early Education places.
The registration form consists of information such as personal details, emergency contact numbers, medical history etc this information is held in the setting and also on an online secure database. Should you need any assistance answering or completing the form please feel free to ask a member of staff.
We accept childcare vouchers given by employers.
We offer each family a home visit before your child starts to give your child a chance to meet their key person in familiar surroundings, and a chance for parents to go through some paper work and have an informal chat with a member of staff. Parents are also invited along to settling in sessions before starting.
Ofsted Registered and Inspected
A member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance
Breakfast £1.00 per day (8am sessions only)
Tea £2.00 per day (children staying after 4pm)
Invoices will be sent by email at the beginning of each month and must be paid by the last day of the month that they relate to. If any money is outstanding after the 1st of the following month, then a charge of 5% of the amount outstanding will be added to the account.
All nursery fees will be reviewed and increased in line with our local competitors annually in January.
One terms notice is to be given to change session times or to withdraw your child from the setting, (or one terms fees in lieu of notice). Any requests for changes should be made in writing.
A monthly quality supplement of £15 per month will be charged to cover the cost of sun cream, uniform, fruit snack and other consumables. Your child will be provided with one T shirt, you may purchase additional items if you wish.
If your child is aged between three and five, then you are entitled to 12 hours for 48 weeks of the year in the term following their third birthday. The first 12 hours for children in receipt of stretched funding will be free and hours over these will be chargeable.
We also accept childcare vouchers given by employers or through the government tax free childcare scheme.
30 Hours Childcare
We also offer the 30 hours to qualifying parents, on a stretched basis of 24 hours per week over 48 weeks of the year.
To confirm your eligibility please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk then speak to a senior member of staff with regards to your code and available sessions.
Free For Two Funding
If your child is aged 2 years and parents qualify you may be eligible to claim 12 hours per week 48 weeks of the year, under the Free For Two scheme. For more information, please speak to a manager.
An hourly rate of £4.75 per hour will be charged for all hours taken in addition to the Free Early Education entitlement.
If you would like to access Free Early Education completely free of charge we offer the following set sessions.These set sessions would not incur the monthly quality supplement charge.
Universal offer: 12 hours per week - 4 afternoons 3pm – 6pm. A packed tea must be provided by parents.
30 hours offer: 24 hours per week -4 afternoons 1pm-6pm, and 1 afternoon 12pm-4pm. All food must be provided by parents.
There are limited spaces available on these sessions, and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like to apply for one of these sessions please speak to a manager.