Changes to our provision for Autumn Term 2017 - Effective from 1.10.17
In order to streamline our service to complement the Government's new 30 hours offer for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds, and to offer a more flexible service for our paying customers, we intend to roll out the following from October 1st. This will involve some slight adjustments to our fee schedule and to our session times.
Term Time only spaces
Please note: This is a trial offer for the academic year 2017/18
We intend to offer a limited number of term time contracts for customers, particularly for those who work term time. These spaces will be limited and can be requested via a member of staff. Our term time offer will coincide with Herefordshire's term time dates (not Powys). You would still be able to book your child into nursery during the holidays, for additional days, providing we have space.
We will have a separate fee schedule for Term Time Only (TTO).
Wraparound Care (for two-year-olds and under)
Please note: This is a trial offer for the academic year 2017/18 and will be limited to 'spare' afternoon space availability.
We have always offered wraparound care for funded 3 and 4-year-olds, and we would like to ascertain whether there is demand for this type of care for younger children.
It would be an offer of additional hours in the afternoon for a child attending for a morning space i.e. you could book extra hours in the afternoon at an hourly wraparound rate. For example, if you wanted your child to attend from 7.30am until 4pm, then you would reserve a 7.30-1 session plus 3 wraparound additional hours in the afternoon.
Universal nursery education for all 3 and 4-year-old children
This funding of 15 hours per week (term time only) is available to all children in the term after their 3rd birthday and can be claimed until the child starts Reception class in school.
Powys families can currently access this funding at our nursery.
The funding can be accessed on a term time basis (38 weeks of the year, and equates to 15 hours of early years education per week). We do not offer 'stretched' funding over 51 weeks of the year.
We offer the following options:
3 days @ 8 - 1pm or 1 - 6pm or a combination of both
Option 2 for Nursery Class only (Green Group)
3 days @ 9 - 2pm
Option 3 for Nursery Class only (Green Group)
5 days @ 9 - 12pm (limited places)
An additional 15 hours of funded nursery education for 3 and 4-year-old children (equating to 30 hours)
These additional 15 hours are for working parents of 3 and 4-year-old children who live in England. Parents have to apply for this funding online at:
The funding can be accessed on a term time basis (38 weeks of the year).
We offer the following options:
30 hours over 3 days, either 7.30am - 5.30pm or 8am - 6pm
1 full day 7.30am - 5.30pm or 8am - 6pm
4 half days 7.30am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 6pm
2 full days 7.30am - 5.30pm or 8am - 6pm
2 half days 7.30am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 6pm
Option 4 (Limited places - 'School day)
4 days at 8.30am - 4pm
or 7.5 hours (flexible use i.e. 7.30am - 3pm/ 8am - 3.30pm, etc)
Government funded places for 2-year-olds
We offer a limited number of spaces for 2-year-olds funded by the Government. These places are limited and availability will depend on and when we have space. For more information visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/NEF
NEW session times and charges ( effective from 01.10.2017)
Term Time Only (TTO)
7.30am - 6pm = £47 £50
7.30am - 5.30pm = £45 £48
8am - 6pm = £45 £48
7.30am - 1pm = £26 £29
8am - 1pm = £23 £26
1pm - 6pm = £23 £26
£5 per hour
Payment Terms and Conditions
A deposit of £50 is required to reserve the child’s place. This is kept as a credit on your account until the child leaves nursery or their place becomes funded by Herefordshire Council. If they are funded and continue to have wraparound care the deposit will remain on account until the child leaves. Additionally, a £10 non-refundable administration charge will be made.
Payment by BACS, childcare voucher, cash or cheque (made payable to Little Orchard Day Nursery). We only accept cash payments if made monthly on the first of each month.
Payment Terms – Monthly in advance on the 1st of the month.
Holidays and Illness - In order to keep your child’s place available full fees are payable during holidays or illness.
A packed lunch, formula milk (if used) and personal care items such as nappies, wipes, nappy cream and a change of clothes need to be provided by parents/carers. We have heating facilities available in the 0-2 year old room.
Full day and morning session – healthy mid morning snack and organic milk is included.
Full day and afternoon session – healthy afternoon snack and organic milk is included.