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Contracts and dates

Student contracts and opening dates

Full year contract

This contract entitles you to use the sessions you book between September and June during nursery terms.

By choosing a full year contract, you will be booking the same weekly sessions for the whole year, except on days when the nursery is closed. The total fee charged will be your weekly rate x38 (see reductions below).

Student calendar September 2019–August 2020

 

 

Free hours entitlement
Dates Weeks Dates Weeks
Autumn term 2 September–20 December 2019 16 2 September – 20 December  2019 16
Spring term 2 January–3 April 2020 13 6 January–27 March 2020 12
Extras available to book at Easter Monday 6 April 
Tuesday 7 April 
Wednesday 8 April
Thursday 9 April
Wednesday 15 April
Thursday 16 April
Friday 17 April
     
Summer term 20 April – 5 June 2020* 7 20 April – 5 June 2020** 7

* The nursery remains open until 25 August 2020. You may be able to claim financial assistance for childcare during the summer vacation. Summer extra weeks can be booked separately at a later date. We will send you information at the appropriate time.
** There will be 3 further free entitlement weeks to use, weeks commencing 8, 15 and 22 June.

Settling in

If you are new to the nursery, the hours you can attend during the first weeks in September will be limited in order to allow your child to settle in properly. Please phone the nursery to arrange your first visit.

Winter, spring and summer vacations

As part of your contract, you will be charged a retainer fee of 50% to cover the Easter holidays. Fees for additional sessions during these weeks will therefore be at reduced rates. During the summer vacation after your contract ends, you may be able to claim financial assistance for extra sessions if your course continues.

Reductions will only be made for the following:

  • Funded Early Learning (if you are eligible)
  • If you do not require nursery lunches
  • If you do not require nursery nappies
  • If your child's age changes (see also Fees)

Please note: We do not make reductions for absence.


Non student contracts and opening dates

The non-student contract runs from September–July.

Contract

All weeks within the period of contract will be charged for, even if the child is absent during this time. See dates closed below.

'Extras' indicates those days outside of your term-long contracts. If you wish your children to attend nursery during these periods, you must book and pay in advance. We will give you a booking form/contract for these 'extra' sessions at the appropriate time.

Non-student calendar September 2019–August 2020

 

 

Free hours entitlement
Dates Weeks Dates Weeks
Autumn term 2 September–24 December  2019 16 16 September – 20 December  2019 14
Spring term 2 January–3 April 2020 13 13 January – 27 March 2020 11
Extras available to book at Easter Monday 6 April 
Tuesday 7 April 
Wednesday  8 April
Thursday 9 April
Wednesday 15 April
Thursday 16 April
Friday 17 April
     
Summer term 20 April – 31 July 2020* 15 20 April  – 17 July 2020 13
Extras to book over the summer Week commencing 3, 10, 17 and 24 August      

*The nursery remains open until 25 August 2020.  Summer extra weeks can be booked separately at a later date. We will send you information at the appropriate time.

Settling in

Please phone the nursery to arrange your first visit.

Reductions will only be made for the following:

  • Funded Early Learning (if you are eligible)
  • If you do not require nursery lunches
  • If you do not require nursery nappies
  • If your child's age changes (see also Fees)

Please note: We do not make reductions for absence.

Days the nursery is closed


Dates
Reason
Monday 26 – Friday 30 August 2019
Summer break 2019
Wednesday 27 November 2019 Staff training day
Wednesday 2 October 2019 Early Closure Day
Tuesday pm 24 December 2019 – Wednesday 1 January 2020 Christmas
Wednesday 22 January 2020 Early Closure Day
Friday 27 March 2020 Staff training day
Friday 10 – Tuesday 14 April 2020 Easter break
Friday 8 May 2020 May Day
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Early Closure Day
Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday
Thursday 2 July 2020 Staff training day
Wednesday 26 August - Tuesday 1 September 2020 Summer break 2020

Booking for the following year

Nursery places are in great demand and it is therefore necessary for us to plan ahead so that the maximum number of children can be accommodated. It is also essential to maintain high occupancy in order to keep the level of fees as low as possible.

At the end of each academic year, you will be asked to book your sessions for the following year and a contract will then be prepared for you to sign. This contract secures your place in the nursery for the entire year.

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