Choosing a nursery for your child can be a daunting prospect. Putting their care into someone else’s hands requires you to be completely sure you’ve made the right decision.
Our aim is quite simple: to give you the confidence to go to work, reassured that
the best people are supporting you and your child in the best environment possible.
Here we’ve tried to answer many of the questions you may have – and some you might
not have thought of. If there is anything else you would like to know about
our nursery then please get in touch with us.
What age do you take children from?
Can children start at any age?
Do you offer half days?
How do I sign up for The Pelican Nursery?
Do you have a waiting list?
If my child gets a place at the Baby Nursery will they automatically get a place at the
Pre-School nursery when they are old enough?
What qualifications do your staff have?
Have you been inspected by Ofsted?
How much does it cost?
Do you have any outdoor space on site?
We have children from 6 months to 5 years.
In theory, yes. In practice though the places at the Pre-School Nursery are generally filled by babies who have been at our baby nursery and are turning 2.
No, we only offer full days. Some of our children attend for shorter hours, but the fee structure is based on 8am to 6pm.
If you contact us we can arrange for you to come and see the nursery. A show round needs to be booked in advance and the best times are usually around 10am or 3pm so they don’t interrupt the childrens' schedule.
Yes. If you wish to go on the waiting list for a place, we have a registration form that you'll need to fill out. There is a £50 registration fee refundable if we cannot offer you a place.
We can’t guarantee this but children at the Baby Nursery have first priority for places at the Pre-School Nursery.
Staff qualifications range from Qualified Teacher Status, Early Years Professional Status and Montessori Teacher to the more caring based qualifications. Our main bulk of staff have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and we have some staff studying for their level 3.
Yes. Our last inspections were in July 2014 at both sites. You can see the reports here.
You can see all of our fees here.
Yes we have enclosed playgrounds at both nurseries and children have the opportunity to go outdoors every day.