Opening & Options

Nursery life at Hydesville is exciting, happy and stimulating. We seek to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

Hydesville Tower Nursery is open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm for 38 weeks of the year. In addition we offer Fun Clubs.  During term time school is open from 7.30 am, for which there is a small additional charge (£1 for every 15 minutes).  We are closed for a fortnight at Christmas, all Bank Holidays and INSET training days.

We have places available for children aged three and four. Contact Admissions Manager Mrs Christine Phillips on 01922 624374 to discuss your needs.

Term Time Provision – 38 Weeks

From Sept 2017 – £2,945 per term (£8,835 annual fee)

Includes hot lunch, a healthy afternoon snack and milk.
Breakfast and a light tea are available at an additional termly cost of £45.

Breakfast is served at 8.15 am and typically consists of cereal or toast and orange juice or flavoured milk.
A light afternoon tea is served at 4.00 pm and typically includes sandwiches, vegetable sticks, crisps, cake and squash.
Juice boxes are available at £18 per term (one serving per day).

 

Nursery Attendance

Attendance is expected during the Nursery teaching day (8.45 am and 3.25pm). Places are offered on a full-time basis. However, on application we may consider part-time attendance, at three days a week in the first term, for settling in purposes. This will automatically increase to full-time in subsequent terms. No allowance is made for Bank Holidays or INSET training days from pro-rata fees for any part-time children.

 

Free early Years Education

All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education for 38 weeks a year starting from the term after the child turns three.  Early years funding is allocated against the bill before any discount is calculated.

 

Our Nursery is very much a part of the school and has close links with Reception. As a result the Nursery follows the termly pattern of the school. This means that during term time the Nursery day is made up of:

TimeTitleDescription of Activities
8:00am-8:45amEarly Birds ClubEarly risers join the fun at Nursery from 8:00am. Includes breakfast at 8:15am.
8:45am-3:25pmCore Nursery DayFocus on the Early Years curriculum through a combination of structured learning and child-initiated free play. Includes mid-morning milk and hot lunch at midday.
3:25pm-6:00pmTwilight ClubContinue the fun with indoor and outdoor creative play, weather permitting. Includes tea at 4:00pm

The daily flat fee covers all of the above. Your child’s attendance at the Early Birds Club and Twilight Club are optional and fully flexible to suit your needs.

Holiday Time Provision – Fun Clubs

Our Nursery is open for a further 12 weeks outside of school term time and you can choose for your child to attend as many sessions during those weeks as is suitable for your family, which could be all, none or any number in between. Our year-round provision is designed to be flexible and fair; you only pay for what you use. This approach supports working parents and keeps little ones stimulated and entertained during long school holidays. It makes life easier for our busy Nursery mums and dads and more fun for their children. Below is a sample list of activities for a typical Nursery week during the holiday period:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningBaking fairy cakesPicnic and playtime in Walsall ArboretumMaking aeroplanes and tiarasTrip to the cinema and lunch at Pizza HutDecorate a garden gnome to take home
AfternoonArts & craft Disney movie afternoon Design a model car Make a keyring Baking and decorating biscuitsFace paintingMaking fruit kebabs Treasure hunt in the garden

Children bring a packed lunch with them during holiday time, unless we are taking them out for lunch as part of the day’s activities. In these cases lunch is provided as part of the daily charge.