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Little Trinity & Kindergarten caters for children from 2 years old to rising 5’s, coming from all sections of the community and all faiths. Following an initial enquiry, parents/carers and children will be invited to visit the Nursery and meet the Manager when further details will be discussed and any queries dealt with.
A tour of the setting and its facilities is then offered. Parents/carers will then be asked to complete and submit an application form, together with registration fee. There is a minimum requirement of two full days for children attending Green Caterpillar/Yellow Bumble Bee Rooms up until they are entitled to access government funding (15/30 hours), the term after they turn three years old.
At this point children are either able to access 15 hours funding or 30 hours funding. All children are entitled to the universal 15 hours. This is offered over 3 mornings or 3 afternoons on a 38 week a year contract.
Enhanced funding (30 hours) is available for children to help support working parents. This is criteria based and parents need to apply for this if eligible. This is stretched over 48 weeks instead of usual 38 weeks so Little Trinity will offer 24 hours per week. The 24 hours of NEF enhanced funding can be claimed over two full days (8am – 6pm) and one session at 4 hours (8am – 12pm OR 2 – 6pm). If you want to increase the half session to a full five hour session then a charge of £4.20 will be charged for the additional hour. We close for a week at Christmas and a week at Easter currently but if just accessing the free enhanced hours then there will be two weeks at Christmas and two weeks at Easter that your child will not attend.
A 50 week a year contract is for children accessing more than free funded hours. If your child attends for more than the funded hours then a charge will be applied for the extra sessions. An example of this is: If your child attends for three full days, you will receive free funding for two days and a session and will just pay for one session per week. There will be two weeks per year that you will not receive funding and these will be offered as holiday weeks – at a reduction of 75% per week. If you choose not to take these weeks, full fees for all registered sessions will be applied. You may take holiday at alternative times but will only receive the discount on paid sessions, not funded sessions.
25% of our places are allocated for ‘funded only’ and once these are full children’s names will be entered on our waiting list and a place offered when available. We reserve places for full time children and then after that children are offered places in order of application date. Part time placements must fit into normal session times. Wherever possible, however, every attempt will be made to meet individual requirements.
Children will be offered ‘taster’ sessions prior to starting, to settle in. (refer to Settling into Nursery Policy). Children are admitted throughout the year. Little Trinity Ltd will ensure that information about the Nursery is widely available in the local communities and that we will offer sessions required, so long as they are available, in order to meet the needs of the individual child and family.
Children accessing 15 hours funding sessions will attend term time only and will be offered either 3 mornings or 3 afternoons per week.
30 hours funding will be stretched over 48 weeks per year and each child will receive 24 hours per week.
Little Trinity Ltd is open for 50 weeks per year to include 2 weeks per year charged at the Holiday Retainer rate of 25%.
Supervised pre-school care from 7.30 – 8.00am is available, by prior arrangement, at an extra cost of £4.50 per session or part thereof. A fee for late collection (after 6pm) is also charged at £20.00 every half hour or part thereof.
Please read terms and conditions for details of payment process. Please read Little Trinity’s terms and conditions for details of payment facilities.
We look forward to meeting you and should you have any further questions prior to visiting the nursery, please feel free to contact the nursery office.
Please contact the nursery office for more information or to apply now.