We know that parents often have questions in the lead up to their child starting Nursery. We hope the answers to our most ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ will be useful for you. More information can be found on the Nursery page in out Nursery Information section.
About Cheadle Hulme Nursery
How many children do you have at Cheadle Hulme Nursery?
Where is Cheadle Hulme Nursery?
How will you make sure my child settles into the nursery well?
To ensure your children have the smoothest transition possible, we invite parents and children to come and visit us prior to starting to see the environment and meet the team. Before the children start doing full days we offer a number of shorter settling in sessions to allow them to become familiar with the setting.
My child isn’t fully toilet trained, will they be able to come to nursery?
What is a ‘key worker’?
A key worker is a member of staff within the nursery who is allocated to your child. The key person will write observations and monitor your child’s development as well as plan next steps of development and ensure your child’s interest are incorporated into their learning.
My child has allergies. Will they be safe at Nursery?
Will my child wear a uniform to nursery? And, if so, where do I purchase it?
Yes. We have a blue polo shirt that is compulsory for Nursery children. There is the option to purchase a Nursery jumper or cardigan and children are welcome to attend in full uniform if you prefer. This will help them feel part of the school and also protects their everyday clothes as Nursery children engage in lots of messy play! Uniform can be purchased from Express Uniform Home – Express Uniform or Monkhouse in Cheadle Hulme. http://www.monkhouse.com/
What hours will my child be able to access nursery?
The nursery operates between the hours of 9.00am – 3.00pm. There are a range of flexible options to suit working and non-working parents. We will not always be able to accommodate all requests but will do our best to meet your requirements. If you need a longer day rather than just core Nursery hours of we offer a Kids Club that operates in our school hall from 7.30am and 6.00pm each day.
Meals & Snacks
If my child is doing a half day would they get a meal or snack?
Our catering services are provided by Aspens, one of the market leaders who provide catering and support services to schools throughout the UK. There is a charge of £10.00 per term to cover, fruit and healthy snacks that are provided at snack time. There is a daily charge of £2.10 to cover lunch, however parents/carers can choose to bring a healthy packed lunch. Please be aware we are a NUT FREE school.
I think I may be entitled to the 30 hour entitlement but I am not sure, how can I find out?
I am not sure how tax-free childcare works?
I have childcare vouchers can I use these and claim tax-free childcare?
My child is only entitled to the 15 hours free funding, do I apply for this in the same way?
If my child is 3 and I meet the criteria are they automatically able to get funding through this scheme?
No. Parents can only start claiming 30 hours the term following the date they receive a decision from HMRC and the term following their 3rd birthday. Therefore, it is really important that parents apply as soon as possible.
What happens when I am approved?
Please note that your child cannot take up their place until the code has been through this process and verified.