Hello and Welcome to Little Cherubs Kindergarten
Little Cherubs Kindergarten is a privately owned business which opened in 2004 and has been under the same management since it's opening. At Little Cherubs we aim to provide the highest standard of childcare and education to enable your child to develop to their full potential in a stimulating environment. This website will hopefully provide you with the necessary information about our nursery, however, if you have any other concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Nursery is open all year round excluding bank Holidays and 3 Staff Training Days, and during Christmas and New Year. We offer both full-time and part-time places based on your needs.
Full Time: 8am-6pm
Morning Session 8am-1pm
Afternoon Session 1pm-6pm
We offer extra hours of care between 7am and 7pm which is available at an additional fee dependent on your needs. Please contact us if this is required.
All 3-Year Old's are entitled to 15 hours free childcare, but may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. 2-Year Old's may be entitled to 15 hours free childcare. For more information about funding and if you are eligible please click here.
Children are separated into three different rooms by their age group:
Ducklings Room; 0-2 Years
Doves Room; 2-3 Years
Swans Room; 3-5 Years
Settling Into Nursery
For many children, starting at nursery is their first step towards independence and there are some important lessons to be learnt:
That it is possible to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents;
That other adults can be a source of authority, help and friendship; and
That new play and learning experiences can be enjoyed in the nursery and shared with parents afterwards
To help your child to have the chance to learn these positive lessons, we ask that you follow our settling in procedure. Brief visits to the nursery prior to your child start date will help to familiarise your child with the staff and setting. When your child is settled and it is felt that they are ready to be left, please say goodbye and so not be tempted to slip away since his can cause your child to feel let down and distrustful. Your child will find it easier to accept your departure if there is a clear explanation of what is going to happen. Children develop quickly and will soon be making new friends and enjoying the activities provided. On leaving your child in our care, we hope that you feel secure in the knowledge that they are in safe hands and enjoying their new found independence.
Once your child has settled in the nursery, we follow a strict procedure for arrivals and departures. This is to ensure the safety of the children. The nursery staff will not allow any child to go with anyone who is not known to the nursery and not named as the authorised person to collect the child. It is essential that parents inform the nursery in writing if someone else will be collecting their child.