Visits

You are very welcome to visit any of our Nurseries at any time when considering registering your child with us. Before you visit us or any other local nurseries, it may be helpful to read our Nursery Checklist. This provides a range of questions to help you choose the right nursery for you and your child.

We ask you to please arrange visits by appointment so staff can give you as much time as you need while you’re visiting us. This will allow us to ensure the team is not prevented from undertaking any planned activities due to unexpected visits. This also allows us to better safeguard the children in our care, rather than allow casual access.

Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Availability

Places are in demand at all Elmscot Group Nurseries, with families booking several months ahead, although sessional/part-time places are sometimes available. All enquiries are welcome and we recommend that you please contact us to discuss availability before registering your child.

Once we have established that we have a place available, you may register by completing the Nursery Registration Form in the Prospectus. Please return the forms to your chosen Nursery and enclose the deposit. This amount along with the terms of the deposit are stated on your Nursery Registration Form.

Fees

At our Nurseries, we offer a premium childcare service funded entirely by parental fees. We are also fully committed to ensuring affordable childcare. We aim to maximise access to all families by accepting most Childcare Vouchers available. 3 and 4-year-old funding is available at each nursery, beginning the term following a child’s third birthday. Funding is also available to some two-year-olds subject to eligibility. Please visit the Childcare Choices website for more information on funding.

If you’d like more information on Childcare Vouchers, funding, tax-free childcare and terms & conditions, please speak to the Nursery Manager directly.

There are different types of financial support you may be able to receive to help you with the costs of your childcare. The type of help you can receive will depend on your individual circumstances. A proportion of fees may be reclaimable through Working Tax Credits. More information can be found from:
Daycare Trust Information Line
[email protected]

Tax Credit Helpline
0845 300 3900

Use the HMRC online calculator to see how much you may be able to claim.

Settling In

Families who are new to us are encouraged to visit Nursery with their child in the two weeks before they are due to start. This will ensure you get to know the team, environment and routine. During this settling-in time, your child’s key worker will find out more about your child’s routines, likes and dislikes and you will also receive our Welcome Pack. Depending on your child, this settling-in period may be shortened or lengthened, with the number of visits more frequent. Once a child begins to show signs of settling in, you are encouraged to leave them for short periods of time. We are happy to video a child’s progress on request so you can see how they get on without you. There is no charge for settling in sessions.