Babies up to 4 years old  £4.85 an hour

Breakfast club: £4.00

After school club: £5.50 for the first hour and then £3.85 an hour thereafter

Cooked lunch: £2.50

Cooked tea: £1.50

£1.50 per snack for children on extended entitlement (30 hours)


Both nurseries are open for 50 weeks a year, closing for 1 week at Christmas and 1 week at Easter. Children have the option whether or not to attend in school holiday time and we do not charge a retainer fee. However, if you book and fail to attend, you are expected to pay. Full fees are expected for holidays taken any other time, as well as for any other absences including sickness.


"We like our children to be happy, confident, enthusiastic and to have lots of fun. We hope to preserve and develop that curiosity and joy shown by the young child." - Catherine Bryant, Manager.

Once they are 3, the children follow a foundation stage curriculum designed to meet national standards of care for children in nursery care. We work on the principle that children learn through play and that children will only learn if their activities are exciting and fun. The planning of activities are theme-based and help the children to work towards meeting the early learning goals as set out by the government. These are available for parents to read on the parent's notice board.

The children have Learning Journals to share with parents and to take to school with them, detailing what stage they are at in all areas of learning. Parents are encouraged to support their children by coming into the nursery, looking at displays, bringing items in from home when requested, helping on outings etc.


We have a large number of policies for the nursery, covering topics like Health and Safety, the management of children's behaviour and child protection. All policies are designed to enhance the quality of care which children receive. Under the Children Act, we are obliged to put the wellbeing of children first and if we feel that children are at serious risk of abuse at home we have to contact the local social services child care team. Within the staff team, we have a member of staff responsible for child protection, and a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO). All policies are available to parents and a copy can be given on request. Amongst the policies, there is a complaints procedure for parents, outlining who to complain to if you are unhappy with the standard of care.

Our local offer:

The purpose of the local offer is to inform parents/carers, what services are available to support children with special educational needs and disabilities and how they can access them.

Our policy:

  • Within our provision we aim to include all children regardless of their educational needs, ability or disabilities.
  • We support parents and children with special educational needs /disabilities.
  • We work in partnership with families and other professionals, to meet individual children’s needs.
  • We identify the specific needs of individual children with special educational needs/disabilities through a range of SEN (special educational needs) strategies.
  • We have a SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) on site and work closely with the SEND team (special educational needs and disabilities).

Identifying children with special educational needs and disabilities:

  • We monitor the children’s development and progress through a range of techniques such as: observation, e.cat (every child a talker), two year old progress reports, summative assessments and through the EYFS (early years foundation stage).
  • Each child is allocated a key person, who is responsible for compiling their progress and development in each child’s learning journal.
  • If a concern is raised about a child’s development, the key person and SENCO will then work together to identify strategies to support the child using an IEP (individual educational plan).
  • The SENCO and key person will work in partnership with parents to share information and discuss targets and progress.
  • If the child is not reaching their individual targets, then with permission from parents, we would contact the SPOC (single point of contact) helpline to make a referral.
  • A SEND leader may come into the setting to support us and to offer additional advice.

Environment and Accessibility:

  • All resources are accessible for all children.
  • Any limitations of our setting’s building will be explained and we will make changes or adapt the environment where possible.

Working with outside agencies:

  • Sometimes we will work with other professionals who will come into our setting; these could include: Speech and language therapists, SEND leader, health visitor, local district centre (stepping stones), children’s centres, occupational therapist.

There are other professionals that we can contact for advice if the need arises.

Transition to school:

  • We hold transition meetings prior to a child moving or going to school. These meetings will always include the families and other professionals.
  • Any records will be transferred to the new setting with parent’s permission.
  • We invite the new setting to spend time with the child in our environment; in order to facilitate a smoother transition.

We welcome visitors, families and professionals into our setting to enable working in partnership to ensure all children thrive and achieve to the best of their ability.


All staff in the nurseries are trained or are working towards becoming so. Most staff also hold a first aid certificate. We are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and attend regular training events that are organised by them as well as by the Wiltshire Early Years Team. We are also committed to an ongoing system of staff appraisals that highlight the training needs of individual staff.

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