Fees & Opening Hours
Children can join the nursery in the September following their second birthday.
We offer a flexible approach to parents with an optional breakfast and tea time club to ensure that you only pay for what you need.
Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of each term. We accept all providers of childcare vouchers.
0800-0900: Breakfast club
0900-1245: Morning session
1315-1600: Afternoon session
0900-1600: Full day
1600-1700: Extended session
All children over three years old receive the Early Years Entitlement funding. For private places this effectively reduces the overall cost of the session. Some parents are entitled to 15 hours funding whereas others can get 30 and for some it is beneficial to spread the funding over the course of the year (48/49 weeks) instead of using it only in the term time. As a result, there are dozens of combinations which take into account how many sessions you use per week, the type of session and how many hours you are entitled to. We work with parents to ensure they use their entitlement in the most cost effective way to them.
Example 1 – A child attending three morning sessions per week could use 3 hours funding per day which would reduce the cost of the session from £40.50 to £25.50.
Example 2 – A child attending four full day sessions per week with parents who are entitled to 30 hours funding per week could use 6 hours funding per day which would reduce the cost of the session from £58 to £28.
Early Years Entitlement funding
In a nutshell, when a privately funded child turns three they benefit from the Early Years entitlement funding which effectively reduces the cost of each session. For these children the first three hours of every session is funded by the Early Years entitlement scheme or if they are staying for a full day they can use up to 5 hours per day (see above). As our privately funded sessions are longer than three hours parents pay the amount set out in the schedule of fees for the remainder of the session.
Open week days from 0800 to 1700 (term time) and 0900 to 1700 (holiday club)
Autumn Term 2018
Monday 10th September to Friday 21st December
(Half term – Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November)
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January to Friday 5th April
(Half Term – Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February)
Summer Term 2019
Monday 22nd April to Friday 19th July
(Half Term – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May)
We run holiday clubs during Easter, Summer and Christmas breaks as well as in half terms. Our holiday clubs are run by Mount Carmel Teachers for Mount Carmel children. Parents can book their child’s place on our next holiday club by completing the booking form available at the nursery.
Holiday Club Dates
October Half Term
Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November
Monday 31st December, Wednesday 2nd January to Friday 4th January
February Half Term
Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February
Monday 8th April to Friday 19th April
(N.b. No holiday club running on Good Friday)
May Half Term
Monday 27th May to Friday 21st May
Monday 22nd July to Friday 16th August