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Teachers: Mrs Ervine and Mrs Lead
Teaching Assistants: Ms Daniels, Ms Newing and Ms Andrews

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.

  • Term 2 - Projects, Plans & Routines – This term we will be finding out about the many different Festivals celebrated at this time of the year…‘Harvest, Halloween, Bonfire Night and Fireworks, Diwali and Christmas’. We will work hard to produce a Christmas Nativity Play at the end of the term that we hope you will all enjoy. More details about this will follow nearer the time.

Every day the children in Early Years take part in ‘Child Initiated Learning’ where they are encouraged to play and learn, inside and outside, following their own interests. Reception children particularly will also be taking part in daily focussed tasks led by the staff and this is called ‘Adult Led Learning’.

The children’s daily routine will consist of a combination of child initiated and adult led learning, as well as whole class times and small group activities too.

 Reception Reading and Phonics – Our daily phonics sessions are now a well-established part of the Fledglings routine and these will continue to take place every morning (and sometimes again in the afternoon) for our Reception children. We will also continue to send home the letters, sounds and tricky words that we are working on in school so that you can practise them at home too. Thank you so much for all the support you are giving to your children as they start on their ‘learning to read journey’; it is very heartening for us to see how many parents are working with and encouraging their children with this already.

Can we please ask that your child continues to bring their reading folder into school EVERY DAY, so that we can use the books at school too and change them regularly. Thank you.

Please click on the link below for details of our price list and session times.

Nursery price list September 2018

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Free Early Years Education Guidance

At Fledglings we are pleased to be able to offer up to 30 hours of free childcare per week over 38 weeks. All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education. These free sessions funded by Local Authority equate to five sessions of three hours per week. 

Delivery patterns of free early education available at fledglings



Weeks Per Year


Morning Session

9.00 am – 12.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only


Afternoon Session

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

38 weeks – term time only


Further information on eligibility and extended entitlement can be found on the government website

Please note that funded universal hours claimed at the beginning of each term will be fixed for the whole term (i.e. Autumn Term 1&2, Spring Term 3&4, Summer Term 5&6), any adjustments can only be made at the beginning of the next new term i.e. Autumn, Spring and Summer.

Please note that the Free Early Education does not include lunch. Lunch meals are available at additional cost of £2.30 per meal.

If you take up extra childcare over and above your child’s free entitlement, you will only ever be charged for the extra hours. Additional/non-funded hours can be paid for at a rate of £13.00 per session. Invoices will be emailed to you at the beginning of each month and fees are to be paid within 14 days of receipt of invoice. Payments can be made by cash, cheques, childcare vouchers or online bank transfers.

To claim the Free Early Education the child’s legal documentation, i.e. birth certificate or passport will be required on registration.

Payment of Fees

No deposit or registration fee required. Invoices will be issued on a monthly basis payable in advance. The account should be settled by the end of the second week of the invoice period. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, childcare vouchers or bank transfer. The fees may be subject to periodic reviews, increases will be notified at least one month in advance.

Fees cover all non-funded sessions for which the child is enrolled including any sessions not attended by the child for instance due to illness/holiday. One calendar month’s notice will be required to cancel a place/or reduce sessions, failure to follow to provide this notice will incur the usual fee of £13 per session. Please note that no notice period is required for Free Early Education places.

Non-payment of fees will result in the following actions by the nursery: Children in receipt of Free Early Education will only be able to attend nursery for their Free Early Education. Hours outside of this entitlement will not be available to access until the outstanding amount has been settled. Children who do not receive funding will be requested to not attend the setting until the outstanding amount has been paid.

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