Guildhall Lane Day Nursery and Pre-School offers high quality care for children from two to five years of age. Not only do we care for children’s daily needs we are able to offer additional support regarding other aspects of your child’s Health & Development.
Guildhall Lane Day Nursery and Pre-School is an independently ran Business. We have a dedicated and highly qualified team who are there to support your child and you using a Key Person approach that will help build and maintain relationships.
We have a Safe and stimulating environment with great emphasis on offering a home from home culture resulting in inclusive practice.
Parents are respected as the child’s primary carers & educators and are welcomed to offer any input to aid your child’s learning, development and care whilst in our setting. We encourage learning to take place through child-led play always ensuring we have knowledgeable adults to help scaffold and maximize your child’s learning.
We believe that all children should be given the best day possible everyday when they are at Guildhall Lane Day Nursery and Pre-School and we will make every effort to ensure that this is done. Our Pre-School operates on a term time basis, offering full day and sessional care including a lunch club, with children bringing their own packed lunch.
What we eat can play a critical role in determining our health, whatever our age. The eating patterns established in the first few years of life influence our health during childhood and adulthood. Encouraging good nutrition during the early years of life is therefore an investment in the health of our population for years to come. With more parents working, increasing numbers of children are spending long periods of time in childcare outside their own homes. This has implications for their dietary intake, as a large proportion of meals and snacks is now eaten away from home. At Guildhall Lane Day Nursery and Pre-School your child will be offered daily snacks that are nutritious as well as yummy. We provide children with Milk and Water and discourage drinking juice or sugary drinks.
There is a wide variety of snacks that children are offered ranging from fruit and vegetable batons to crumpets. Our snack menus are displayed around the setting for you to take a look. All children that are in attendance to lunch club are required to bring in their own ready made packed lunch. We encourage all parents to provide their child with a variety of foods, however we are always on hand to help support parents and encourage healthy eating within the setting. Meal and snack times should be made as fun and stress free as possible. We give children the choice to snack and offer snack bars as opposed to group eating. Children are encourage to help themselves to snacks and drinks as this will not only encourage independence but also help those that find eating times difficult.
There are many different schemes put forward by the government to help and assist you in making childcare more accessible and affordable. Many employers also have schemes to help with childcare costs.
Nursery Education Grant (NEG)
NEG sessions are free for children aged 3 and four years old. There is also funding available for 2 year old children within a certain criteria. These sessions enable your child to 15 hours of free child care per 38 weeks of the year. Please contact the manager for further information if required.
Child Tax Credit
Child tax credit is money given to support families with childcare costs. This calculation is based on your individual circumstances and household income, but all families with an income of up to £58.000 a year are entitled to claim.
For further information contact the children’s information service at 12 bishop street Leicester- telephone number 01162254889. Or call tax credit helpline on 0845 300 3900. Or visit the Inland Revenue website on www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/taxcredits
Working Tax Credit
Working tax credit is for working families on low and middle incomes. You can apply to top up your earnings. Whether you are employed or self employed you may be entitled to help and support.
For further information contact your local children’s information centre or call the Tax Credit helpline on 0845300 3900. Or visit the inland revenue website as above.
30 hours free childcare
You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take).
If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to give to your childcare provider to reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts.
If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account.
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
in work – or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week – this is £125.28 if you’re over 25
This earnings limit does not apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago. (source: Gov.uk)