FAQ's

FAQ'S

Here is a selection of frequently asked questions we are asked about the nursery but do feel free to pick up the phone and ask some more.

Q. When my child starts at Early Days what is your settling in process?

You arrange a first visit where parents/carers stay with their child to get to know the nursery and their key person. Additional visits will be arranged when you are happy to leave your child in our care, increasing in length. It is all shaped around your child’s needs.

Q. What do you provide for breakfast?

We serve a healthy breakfast freshly prepared each morning, with options that rotate to give variety. For example, cereal or porridge with fresh fruit, fruit juice or warm or cold milk. Followed by bagels or wholemeal toast with marmite, jam or honey.

Q. Are siblings allowed to see each other during the day?

Yes, we encourage it, especially if it helps younger siblings settle in seeing their older sibling. They may go through to ‘big’ class to say hello and play outside together. At the beginning and end of each day we also have family time during breakfast and tea.

Q. How do you prepare children in Class II for school?

In addition to the existing EYFS curriculum there are many events and activities for children aged 4 years old to prepare them for school. For example, weekly visits to Forest School, group time activities based around early reading skills, letter sounds, number skills and class themes, the Christmas and Spring Concert and Sports Day at the end of the year.

Q. I understand the government helps towards funding nursery places. Can you tell me more?

Currently, the term after your child turns 3 years you are able to access up to 15 hours funding from the government. This funding is for term time period only, usually 38/39 weeks per year. You can only use a maximum of 6 hours funding per day. We are offering the 15 hours of free funding for afternoon periods. If you book morning and full day sessions you will see the funding deducted on your invoice. All sessions need to be booked for the term. There is also funding for disadvantaged 2 year olds, and Pupil Premium for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds - please ask for details. 

Q. Which childcare vouchers do you accept?

We take all vouchers including Computershare, Edenred, Care-4 and Sodexo. We accept vouchers for nursery and holiday club.