Admissions, prices & holidays

If you would like a place for your child we would appreciate 3-4 weeks notice when possible. We appreciate there will be occasions when this is not possible and we will always do our best to accommodate your needs however we have strict adult to child ratios which we have to adhere to.

We know how difficult going back to work can be and so in order to make this time as easy and relaxed as possible for both you and your child we offer you some settling in sessions, there is no charge for these sessions and we will arrange these to suit each family and their needs so that you can feel confident and happy leaving your child for their first full day at Meithrinfa Sêr Bach.

We offer a number of booking options in order for our families the flexibility to be able to arrange their childcare needs to suit their working hours.

Our prices

 

All of our prices include meals and drinks.

The children and babies in our care have breakfast, snack, two course lunch and a light tea with drinks during their day in nursery from our healthy and nutritious menu which has received the Tiny Tums Best Practice Award so you can rest assured that your little one has access to all the nutritious foods they need daily.

We operate a flexible approach to arranging your day by offering a range of collection times at different prices.

Half day Morning 7.30 am – 1pm. £25. (Childcare £21.00, Food £4)

Afternoon 1pm – 6 pm. £23 (Childcare £21.50, Food £1.50)

Full Day Care

7.30 am – 4 pm. £39.50 (Childcare £34, Food £5.50)

7.30 am – 5 pm £42.50 (Childcare £37, Food £5.50)

7.30 am- 5.30 pm £44 (Childcare £38.50, Food£5.50)

7.30 am – 6pm £45 (Childcare £39.50, Food £5.50)

For our contracted customers only we now offer childcare by the hour at a cost of £5 per hour. This does  not form a part of a contract and is only available for occasional use at short notice. Meals are charged extra.

After school care

We have a small and friendly after school club and will collect children from Ysgol Corn Hir, Ysgol Y Graig and Canolfan Addysg Y Bont. If you require collection from another school within a 3 mile radius please enquire at reception. We will do our best to help. Prices start at £9 per session and include a snack with pick up before 6pm.

Pre-school drop offs and collections

We understand the importance of your child becoming familiar with their school environment and so to be fair we give priority to the children who are in their last year before starting school. Please ask at reception for the availability of spaces within the Llangefni area. This is an extra cost to the normal childcare fees.

Holiday Club (Aged 4-8 years)

We price our Holiday Club in sessions so that parents have flexibility in their booking options and can choose the most cost effective method to suit their needs. We are open from 7.30am until 5pm. If you require holiday care later than 5pm please ask at the time of booking. We will do our best to accomodate your needs.

7.30am – 9am Breakfast session £4  (breakfast £1.50 inclusive)

9am – 3pm Activity Sessions £22 (snack 75p, lunch £2 inclusive)

7.30am – 1pm Morning session £18 (snack 75p, lunch £2 inclusive)

1pm – 5pm Afternoon session £16 (tea £1.50)

Childcare after 3pm booked at £3.50 per hour.

Tea £1.50.

 

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We offer  a 10% discount for a second child when places are booked for siblings.

Our open door policy means you are welcome to pop in and spend time with your child at any time if the day.

Help with paying fees.

We are happy to accept childcare vouchers, please inform us of the voucher scheme your employer uses and we will arrange to join them. The Tax Free Childcare Scheme is now available to eligible parents for children up to 12 years of age.

From the term after your child turns 3 years old eligible families are able to use their 20 Childcare Offer hours with us. The savings are fantastic for working families. For more information please call in for a chat or contact the Childcare team on 01248 352436 or your local family information service on 01248 725888.

 

Holiday Entitlement.                    As of September 1st 2017

We are committed to providing our families with a fair, good value service which allows us to continue to deliver childcare of the highest possible standards. To do this we have devised a holiday entitlement package which is fair to everyone.

Sêr Bach is closed between Christmas and New Year and bank holidays, we do not charge for these days.


We also offer holiday days (days you can pre-book for your child to be absent from nursery with no charge) The number of days available to each family is dependent on the number of days per week your child attends nursery.

If you child attends:                                       Holiday days available per year.

5 days per week                                               10 holiday days

4 days per week                                               8 holiday days

3 days per week                                               6 holiday days

2 days per week                                               4 holiday days

1 day per week                                                2 holiday days

In order that we can continue to offer a fair package to all we ask that you give us a minimum of one months notice to use your holidays. These can be taken at any time of the year.

Holidays do not transfer from one year to the next.

If you are part of the Childcare Offer and wish to use your holidays against weeks that are not covered by the offer the holidays must be booked during school holidays.

If you require more information please contact us.

What happens next……

If you decide to use Sêr Bach for your child care needs you will need to book your place.

At the time of booking a deposit is required, this will secure your place. Your deposit is the equivalent of  your weekly bill is and is returnable to you at the end of your child’s time at Sêr Bach providing the terms and conditions in your contract have been adhered to.

You will then receive a parent pack full of information, copies of all of our policies and a copy of our statement of purpose. Within the weeks running up to your child’s start date at Sêr Bach you will bring your child for some settling in sessions. These give you and your child a chance to get to know us and a valuable opportunity for us to get to know your child. There is no charge for these sessions and there is no set number but we do recommend that you book a minimum of two sessions. We will tailor these sessions to suit your needs.

During your first settling in session you will need to bring with you all of the paperwork that we require to ensure we are able to provide the best care possible for your little one.

No child will be able to begin attending Sêr Bach unless all registration forms, contracts and permission slips are completed.

In the event that we are full a child’s name may be placed on a waiting list. If less than 3 days per week is required priority may be given to parents who require full time care.

For further information please see our full Admissions Policy.

 

 

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