Do we have to be Jewish?
No. We are an inclusive nursery and offer places to children of all faiths – and none.
Do you teach about other faiths?
Whilst our curriculum is based upon the Jewish faith and its traditions, we also learn about other faiths through celebrations of festivals and customs.
What are your hours?
We are a sessional nursery and, as such open during term times. Our daily hours are 9.30-12.30. From 3 years, the children are able to stay for a packed lunch and leave at 2
What is FNEP and can I apply for it?
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of flexible early education for 38 weeks of the year completely free of charge. We will claim this on your behalf the term after your child’s third birthday and it will be deducted from your invoice.
Funding – the Additional 15 Hours
Some 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to up to a further 15 hours of funded childcare. This funding is for working families, so both parents must be working at least 16 hours a week and earning at least the minimum wage for those hours for the family to be entitled, and neither parent can earn over £100,000 per annum. Eligibility is determined by the government and parents need to register and get an eligibility code via the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes we do. If we are not already registered with your scheme we will do so. Please be aware, these are being phased out and replaced with :
Tax Free Childcare
This is a government initiative which aims to help eligible parents with childcare
costs. If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three
How many children are you registered for?
We are registered for 30 children from 2 years to rising 5 (just before they go to school).
What is the adult: child ratio?
We operate to a very high ratio of well-qualified staff acknowledging the requirement of the EYFS. Those ratios being:•
One staff for every 3 children aged 0-2 years
One staff for every 4 children aged 2-3 years
One staff for every 8 children aged 3-5 years
However we normally maintain a much higher level of staffing ratios.
Do you provide before and after school care?
No, we do not offer before or after school care.
Security is a main focus for the design and building of our nursery and its outside play areas. We have security cameras which monitor the main entrance and approach, together with the synagogue car park area. An audio and visual door entry locking system provides additional security and we have a security guard during opening hours.
The collection of the children is by a known, authorised parent/carer or guardian. We will not let the children leave with someone we have not been previously introduced to unless specifically informed by the parents.