We offer full time and part time sessions to suit your needs. You can book full days or AM or PM sessions. An AM session runs from 8.00am until 1.00pm and includes lunch. A PM session starts at 1.00pm until 6.00pm and includes tea.
Please note the Minimum Booking rule is not applicable to grant funded sessions.
At Westfields Day Nursery we believe that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met.
This is why we offer FREE settling in sessions for your child before they start nursery life. We believe it’s extremely important for a child to feel safe and secure in the nursery environment before starting permanent sessions at Westfields Day Nursery.
What to expect from your child’s settling in sessions:
- We’ll start to build relationships with you and your child
- You’ll be able to meet our team and your child’s ‘key person’
- We’ll be able to find out your child’s likes and dislikes
- And what your child’s routine is at home, and any specific requirements you may have such as sleeps, meals and comforters
Our aim is that you and your child feel completely happy before you start permanent sessions with us.
To book a place at Westfields Day Nursery and to start your free settling in sessions all we ask for is a £100 non-refundable deposit.
All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to free childcare here at Westfields.
This free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds is at the heart of the Government’s and Westfields vision - for all children to have access to high quality early years provision in order to help them reach their full potential. It offers free provision universally, from the term following a child’s third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age. This free entitlement equates to 15 hours per week, over a minimum 38 weeks of the year, with flexibility over the sessions available to help meet parents’ needs. You can claim your free hours at Westfields now.
Please refer to Gloucestershire County Council website for more information.
• Tax Credits
Tax credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs, based on your household’s circumstances. You may be able to access help with the cost of childcare if you’re working for a minimum of 16 hours / week. For further information and eligibility, check online at www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits.