All unscheduled late collections are charged at £15 per 15 minutes or part thereof.
Joining our waiting list: Our waiting list can be joined by completing the online registration form. Nursery places are allocated and offered 2-3 months in advance of the start date requested and cannot be held open, unless the appropriate fees are paid. We know that family’s requirements change so please keep our team updated to enable places to be offered swiftly and accurately.
Registration Fee: A non refundable registration fee of £50.00 is payable to join our waiting list and is taken when the online from is completed.
Securing a place: Once a place has been offered a refundable deposit of £200.00 is required to secure the place, as well as payment of your first month’s invoice. You will also be asked to review and sign our full terms and conditions.
Delaying your start date: If you delay your start date and someone else wishes to take this place from an earlier date, we reserve the right to give them the place unless you agree to pay your fees to hold the place.
Discounts: Sibling and full time discount is available, 10% discount is applied to the fees of the eldest sibling and for children attending 5 days per week.
Additional days: Ad hoc additional days can sometimes be accommodated, please call us in advance or on the day to see if there is space in your child’s room.
Included in our fees: Breakfast, hot lunch, high tea, snack’s, cow’s milk, sun cream, Kindermusik (Thursday) and Forest School (Over 3’s).
Parents are asked to provide: Nappies, baby wipes, nappy cream and formula milk.
Fee Calculation: Our fees are calculated based on 51 weeks of the year spread equally over 12 calendar months so the payment value is the same every month.
Payment of fees: Fees are payable monthly, in advance. Invoices will be issued by email to contact details provided. We ask that payments are made by standing order, BACS and / or childcare vouchers. Bank details can be found on our invoices.
Fee Review: Our fees are reviewed every 12 months in September and are subject to change.
Minimum attendance: We do not accept applications from children who would like to attend one session a week. In the best interests of our children we feel that they need more than one session a week to develop strong healthy relationships with their practitioners and other children attending the nursery.
Core hours: There are a limited number of core hour sessions (8:00am – 3:30pm) available for over 2 year olds. Please contact our Administration Team for details and availability.
Nursery closure: Barnkids is open for 51 weeks of the year. It is closed for five working days over Christmas and all bank holidays. In 2017 this will be from 22nd December 2017 to the 2nd January 2018.
Absences and Bank Holidays: Fees are not refundable in cases of child sickness or family holidays. We do not offer reductions or alternative days for any absences. Bank holidays are charged.
Changing days and or giving notice: 8 weeks’ notice in writing is required to reduce your child’s days or withdraw your child from nursery.
Free Early Education Funding for 3 and 4 year olds: All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to between 15-30 hours per week of Government Education funding, for 38 weeks of the year.
The child is eligible for funding at the start of the first school term following their third birthday, so either on the 1st September, 1st January or 1st April.
3 year olds attending Barnkids from the school term after they turn 3 will receive between £2,570.70 and £5,141.40 from the government per year, depending on the level of funding made available to them. All funding is paid directly to the nursery.
If a child attends more than one setting the rate and eligibility may vary. Please see our funding page for more details and examples.