All About Us
We are here to provide high quality childcare and education in an environment that is safe, secure and stimulating, where learning takes place through play, where everyone receives individual attention and is treated with respect. We aim to provide through example, the moral and religious beliefs of the Catholic faith in a secure, caring and happy environment.
We are an OFSTED registered nursery offering a nursery education for children between the ages of two and a half and five years. We place a strong emphasis on the desire to help all children reach their individual potential. Our planning and structure wholly support and reflect the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the Every Child Matters agenda, ensuring that the individual child and their family are at the centre of all learning and development.
Children learn best when they are happy, comfortable, relaxed and playing. Delivering the curriculum while the children are engaged in play helps foster a genuine curiosity and love of learning. All play is conducted in a safe, child-centred environment under the guidance of trained practitioners who are sympathetic to the care, educational and security needs of the children.
We aim to make the transition between home, nursery and school as easy as possible by fully engaging with parents and carers at every stage of their child's journey, from nursery into the reception class at school.
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Policies and Procedures
We have 22 policies and procedures at Our Lady's Nursery, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can find them all by clicking on this link to our policies page.
The nursery is open for 34 weeks of the year.
The Term dates for the year are:
The opening hours are: 9.15am - 12.30pm Monday to Friday.
Deposit: On acceptance of a place at Our Lady's Nursery, a non-refundable deposit of £100 is due; this amount is deducted from the first terms fees and is only applicable to children not in receipt of EYFE funding. Cheques should be made payable to 'Our Lady's Nursery'.
The current fees are £16.75 per session. Fees are payable each term or half term in advance.
All three and four year olds are entitled to 38 weeks of free part time nursery education per year. At Our Lady's Nursery we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage education for 34 weeks of the year. As Surrey County Council funds eligible children in half term blocks you will not be able to claim the balance of weeks at another setting.
The Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) is available to all children in the term after their third birthday. Parents are required to complete a registration form at the beginning of the first term and provide a copy of the child's birth certificate or passport, as proof of identity. The Nursery Manager will request this information when each child becomes eligible for funding. Parents will also be asked to complete a Parental Declaration form at the beginning of each term. Please note that children, who attend nursery for less than five sessions prior to becoming eligible for the EYFE, are not be guaranteed five funded session per week.
From September 2010 the EYFE entitles three year old children to fifteen hours of free nursery education and care. Our Lady's Nursery sessions run for three hours and fifteen minutes per session. If parents wish to take up this additional time extra fees will be charged.
We are happy to accept childcare vouchers from all the main providers, including Accor, Sodexo, Edenred, Care4 and Kiddivouchers.