Twinkle Toes Nursery

Early Years Education Entitlement

We are able to offer the 2 year old funded provision for families which are eligible, this is currently 15 hours per week – we can support the application process if you wish. You can check your eligibility on the following website.

www.gov.uk/free-early-education

We offer the universal 15 hours free Early Years Education for all 3 & 4 year olds beginning the term after they have turned 3.

In addition to this we also offer the additional 15 hours (total 30 hours) for eligible families of children aged 3 & 4.

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/EarlyYears/30-hours-eligibility.aspx

Any hours additional to the funded hours will be charged at the normal rate of £4.00 per hour, which are sold in blocks of time to coincide with the normal school day.

We treat children as individuals and supply a wide range of activities to encourage their development, which will enable them to attain their potential with the help and guidance of our highly qualified staff.

Our nursery is set up as an open plan area, allowing children to have access to a variety of resources to support the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.  Our environment is based on child initiated play and continuous provision, this will encourage the children to move around freely, starting to make their own choices and decisions about their play.

We offer a range of resources, including sand and water, rest and sleep areas, musical instruments, books, puzzles, mark making, heuristic play, small world and imaginary play equipment, secure outside play area and access to our local environment and community.

Why choose Twinkle Toes?

  • Links to School and local community.
  • Long serving staff members (very low staff turnover).
  • Secure outdoor play with continuous access.
  • Dedicated, well trained qualified childcare practitioners.
  • A whole team commitment to child development.
  • Flexible childcare at affordable prices.

What we can offer at Twinkle Toes?

  • 2 year old funded provision.
  • 3 & 4 year old early education funded places.
  • After school care for school aged children attending St Mary’s Primary School.

What can you expect from Twinkle Toes?

  • Qualified & Experienced Childcare Practitioners.
  • A designated Key Person for your child.
  • Learning Journeys for individual children.
  • Open door policy – we will always aim to make time for you.
  • 2 progress meetings per academic year.
  • Designated people to support Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Behaviour.

Nursery Opening Hours and Fees

At Twinkle Toes we are able to offer flexible Early Years sessions to suit parents’ requirements. Subject to availability, between the hours of 9:00 – 3:30 Monday to Friday.

We are open 38 weeks of the year. We close for Bank/Public Holidays – Please note you will not be charged for these closures. If your child does not attend for their session then their normal fees are still payable.

Additional childcare hours are charged at a rate of £3.50 per hour and are rounded up into blocks of time in accordance to the 3 hour sessions or 3 ½ hour full day top up.

We ask that a contribution of £1.00 per week is made towards the snack which is made available for children as part of the continuous provision.

We occasionally have inset days to enable staff to undertake development training. You will be given plenty of notice as to when these may be (if any) and there will be no charge for these sessions.

Early Years Education Entitlement

We are able to offer the 2 year old funded provision for families which are eligible, this is currently 15 hours per week – we can support the application process if you wish. You can check your eligibility on the following website.

www.gov.uk/free-early-education

We also offer 15 hours free Early Years Education for all 3 & 4 year olds beginning the term after they have turned 3.

Any hours additional to the 15 free hours will be charged at the normal rate of £3.50 per hour, which are sold in blocks of time to coincide with the normal school day.

Late Collection, Cancellation & Additional Spaces

Children accessing their 15 hours free provision at Twinkle Toes are not permitted to move during the school terms (except in exceptional circumstances), this is a restriction from the Local Authority not Twinkle Toes.  Paid sessions will require a 4 week notice period to terminate.

Additional sessions may be added into your child’s pattern immediately should the space required be available.  Speak to a member of the team if you require additional sessions.

If you are more than 15 minutes late collecting your child then a fee of £5.00 may be charged for the first 15 minute period, £1.00 per minute after this, this applies to all services provided by Twinkle Toes.