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About

The journey begins with Castle House Nursery and Pre-school. In our purpose built facility we provide an educational environment with full day care for children aged between 2 and 4 years old, with a range of flexible sessions from 8.00am to 6.00pm over 50 weeks of the year.

Our staff deliver well balanced, playcentred planning with a wide variety of practical activities and experimental learning. The daily routine offers a combination of child initiated, learner led and staff directed activities all of which help children to develop mentally and socially. During the ‘Educational hour’ children learn phonics, letter formation, French and ICT skills. In addition, weekly routines consist of gym, dance, singing and forest school which are all delivered by specialist teaching staff. We maintain excellent staff / child ratios.

Our experienced team of nursery practitioners strongly believe in ‘Every child matters’ and understand the importance of young learners feeling included, secure and valued. Children are served nutritious hot lunches alongside Castle House Preparatory School pupils, learning appropriate table manners by following the lead of older children. The children have the opportunity to express themselves and develop their confidence whilst maintaining the traditional values of good manners, kindness, self-discipline and respect for others. They grow and flourish in a warm and loving community.

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Fees for 2 Yr olds and those who are not eligible for 30 hour funding (Up to August 30th 2020)

8.00 – 1.00

 

£26.80

8.00 – 3.30

 

£35.55

8.00 – 4.00

 

£37.30

8.00 – 5.00

 

£40.65

8.00 – 6.00

 

£42.25

9.00 – 1.00

 

£26.20

9.00 – 3.30

 

£32.55

1.00 – 6.00*

 

£23.20

 

Fees for 2 yr olds from 31st August 2020

8.00 – 1.00

 

£28.40

8.00 – 3.30

 

£37.65

8.00 – 4.00

 

£39.50

8.00 – 5.00

 

£43.05

8.00 – 6.00

 

£44.75

9.00 – 1.00

 

£27.75

9.00 – 3.30

 

£34.50

1.00 – 6.00*

 

£24.55

 

Fees for 3 yr olds from 31st August 2020 and from Easter 2020 where 30 hr funding applies

8.00 – 1.00

 

£26.60

8.00 – 3.30

 

£37.65

8.00 – 4.00

 

£39.76

8.00 – 5.00

 

£42.08

8.00 – 6.00

 

£46.09

9.00 – 1.00

 

£22.38

9.00 – 3.30

 

£33.43

* Does not include lunch

Due to the way in which we calculate costs and receive funding we are required to offer a range of tariffs and explain the way in which the costs are derived, that is we receive £4.22 per hour of funding and in addition charge £3.00 for lunch and £0.50 for the morning snack and £0.50 for the afternoon snack. We also charge £2.00 for the formal morning activity which is in extra to the standard childcare provision. When parents chose to send their children to Castle House Nursery it is important that parents recognise that these additional extras which are charged and are above and beyond the standard service offered at most nurseries. You will, however note that a discount is applied to the 8.00am-5.00pm and 8.00am-6.00pm longer day sessions.

Please note for children booked for 38 week care, but who attend Nursery in the holidays for extra sessions and who are of Nursery age, these will be charged at the above rate. Priority for places during holidays is given to those children who attend for 50 weeks due to the regulations in the EYFS for supervision ratios