Children join Hydesville Tower Nursery when they are age three. Children can join us as soon as they have celebrated their third birthday and almost all progress into our Reception when they are 4+. Children with autumn birthdays will spend almost two years with us, joining Reception just prior to their 5th birthday. Children who turn three in July or August enjoy our nursery for just over a year. Wherever their birthday falls, you can be confident that your child will have an exceptional start to their educational journey.
We are open for a maximum of 49 weeks a year, dependent on demand. We are open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm during term-time (38 weeks). In addition we offer Fun Clubs. Fun Club hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
During term time school is open from 7.30 am, for which there is a small additional charge (£1.00 for 7.30 am – 8.00 am). We are closed for a fortnight at Christmas, one week at the end of the Summer holiday, all Bank Holidays and INSET training days.
Hydesville Nursery show rounds – every Wednesday at 4.30pm
As a result of the current coronavirus crisis, we have adapted our open event processes so we can meet you safely in person. We are opening our Nursery doors* to prospective families every Wednesday at 4.30pm.
At your show round of our exceptional teaching nursery, you will meet our hugely experienced and talented Nursery staff and we will show you around our facilities – including our newly refurbished outdoor areas. The visit will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and for us to explain more about our hugely successful teaching nursery.
* Please note, due to social distance restrictions, attendance is strictly by appointment only. Please contact us to reserve your place.
Please contact Admissions Manager Mrs Christine Phillips on 01922 624374 to discuss your needs or to book a Nursery show round.
Term Time Provision – 38 Weeks
From Sept 2021 – £3,457 per term (£10,371 annual fee)
Includes hot lunch, a healthy afternoon snack and milk.
Breakfast and a light tea are available at an additional termly cost of £66.
Breakfast is served at 8.15 am and typically consists of cereal or toast and water.
A light afternoon tea is served at 4.30 pm and typically includes sandwiches, vegetable sticks, crisps, cake and water.
Juice boxes are available at £22 per term (one serving per day).
Attendance is expected during the Nursery teaching day (8.45 am and 3.25 pm). 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 & four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years funding (EYF) for education for 38 weeks a year starting from the term after the child turns 3.
For eligible parents we also accept 30 hours of free early years funding (EYF) for education for 38 weeks a year starting from the term after the child turns 3. Parents must apply for this grant via the GOV.UK website here and provide their unique code in good time to allow for the grant to be claimed.
Any applicable discount is applied to the balance of the charged hours after the 15 or 30 hours of free provision has been deducted.
Termly Nursery Fee Full Time = £3,457.00
Termly Nursery Fee with 15 hours free funding* = £2,615.30
Termly Nursery Fee with 30 hours free funding* = £1,773.60
*EYFS grant at 2020-21 rate. Review pending for 2021-22.
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:
|Time||Title||Description of Activities|
|8:00am-8:45am||Early Birds Club||Early risers join the fun at Nursery from 8:00am. Includes breakfast at 8:15am.|
|8:45am-3:25pm||Core Nursery Day||Focus 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-6:00pm||Twilight Club||Continue the fun with indoor and outdoor creative play, weather permitting. Includes tea at 4:30pm|
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:
|Morning||Baking fairy cakes||Picnic and playtime in Walsall Arboretum||Making aeroplanes and tiaras||Trip to the cinema and lunch at Pizza Hut||Decorate a garden gnome to take home|
|Afternoon||Arts & craft Disney movie afternoon||Design a model car Make a keyring||Baking and decorating biscuits||Face painting||Making 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.