North Nibley Pre School is open to all children aged 2 to 5 years. Children do not need to be potty-trained before they start with us.
A typical session begins with registration and circle time. After this there is child-led play within planned activities indoors and outdoors. Mid morning we all sit together for snack time. Snacks provided for children are always healthy and nutritious. We can accommodate any dietary requirements, please mention it to one of the playleaders. Once the children have been re-charged there would be further child-led play within planned activities indoors and outdoors. Towards the end of our morning session we have storytime/singing/dancing.
Our morning session ends at 12pm then we also offer a lunch club between 12pm and 1pm. Lunch is a social time at which children sit and eat together. It is also a good experience for starting big school. Children bring their own packed lunch to Preschool but we sometimes have special occasions throughout the year where we cook a meal for the children instead!
Our opening times are:
Monday 9.00am - 1pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 3.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 3.30pm
Thursday 9.00am to 3.30pm
Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm
We operate during the following hours (Term time only):
Morning Session 9:00am -12:00pm
Morning Session including lunch 9:00am - 1:00pm
Afternoon Session including lunch 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon Session 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Full day 9:00am - 3.30pm
We are registered to accept the Nursery Education Grant (NEG). This is available to all children aged three and four years. Where a child is not eligible for the NEG, then fees apply. For those eligible, we are also able to offer the 30 free childcare hours. We are also eligible to accept NEG for 2 year olds where applicable.
Fees are payable per term in advance, and can be paid by cash, cheque, BACS or childcare vouchers. Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time. For your child to keep their place, you must pay the fees. Fees are charged to cover running costs only, and are payable for any sessions attended that are not funded by the NEG.
For those not eligible for the grant, we currently charge £4.75 per hour.
Each Term we ask for a voluntary contribution of £15 for snacks and sundries, as allowed through our Local Provider Agreement with Gloucestershire County Council. Whilst not an obligatory charge, there is an expectation for parents to pay this, to support the provision of healthy snacks, fruit and sundries.
Please note the following changes from 1 January 2021
our hourly rate will increase to £4.95;
all children's invoices will include a voluntary charge of £10/half term to cover snacks and sundries; and
nappy-wearing children's invoices will include a mandatory charge of £10/half-term to cover the costs for nappy disposal (in line with Government regulations), and to reflect increased demands on staff time.
In addition to this we take a £30 deposit on joining our preschool, which is deducted from your child's first invoice.
NB: Times and fees may change. We will be glad to confirm at the time of application. Some families may qualify for financial assistance