Admissions

We provide exceptional childcare for children aged 2-5 years and pride ourselves on offering outstanding, well-equipped surroundings and materials for children to enjoy and learn from.

We operate an inclusion and equality policy and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, ability, religion. All places are offered depending on availability. If we are unable to offer an immediate start date, parents/carers will be invited to join our waiting list.

A registration fee of £25 is required in order to place a child’s name on our waiting list.  The registration fee does not guarantee a place at the nursery.

 

Allocation of places on the waiting list are based on the availability of spaces in each group.  A place is offered on the basis of the following order of priority:  

 

Current child wishing to increase sessions

Sibling already in the nursery

Alumni sibling

Full time places

Date of request

Fees

Our fees are £75 per day

There is a minimum requirement of 2 days per week increasing to 3 days per week once your child turns 3.

Monthly invoices are provided in advance, based on the number of days of attendance in that month. Please note we do not charge for bank holidays or

the week we are closed over Christmas and New Year.

Monthly fees on an average month are shown below

Nursery Education Funding

We are registered with the London Borough of Enfield to offer the universal free place of up to 30 hours (per eligible child) per week.

Government funding is available to all 3-year-old children from the term following their third birthday. The funding covers 38 weeks of the year (term time), and we take the same approach as with our fees and split the funding evenly across the 51 weeks that we are open. 

 

All eligible children currently receive 15 hours per week of government funded early education. However if their parents are working more than 16 hours a week they may be entitled to 30 hours of funded early education, which is up to 1,140 hours per year in total!

 

At Carol Jane the funded entitlement includes basic childcare between the hours of 8am and 3pm, it does not include the following additional services that we offer:

Our additional service package includes:

  • A highly qualified team that goes above and beyond Ofsted requirements

  • Staff to child ratios that are significantly over and above Ofsted requirements

  • Three settling in sessions and a home visit before your child commences attendance 

  • Two pieces of nursery uniform and a personalised bag when your child starts

  • Invitations to coffee mornings for new parents to get to know one another 

  • Breakfast and snacks throughout the day 

  • Access to our Montessori programme of activities and learning materials

  • Access to our Forest School programme that takes place in the woods attached to the nursery grounds 

  • In-house soft play sessions

  • Heated and covered sand play facilities 

  • Access to our enriched curriculum and extra-curricular programme throughout the year 

  • Regular cooking activities

  • Participation in our ‘Driving School’ in which the children ‘learn to drive’ a battery-operated car and receive their ‘driving license’ 

  • Visits to all extended facilities and grounds (incl. feeding of the animals) 

  • Interaction with nursery pets, such as rabbits and horses 

  • Annual chick-hatching programme

  • Annual butterfly hatching programme

  • Parents Evenings throughout the year

  • Invitations to yearly trips and outings organised by nursery

  • Invitations to a graduation ceremony and performance when pre-schoolers leave 

  • Invitations to nursery reunion parties

  • Invitations to all other nursery events

Employer Assistance

Employers are increasingly offering support for childcare through childcare voucher schemes. The money comes directly off your salary before deductions, giving you savings on tax and National Insurance contributions. You should ask your employer if this is a benefit offered.

We accept most childcare vouchers, which are paid directly to CLNS and are offset against your monthly fee invoice.

Tax Free Childcare

Support for working families with children under 12. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child, per year. Visit the Childcare Choices website for more information: http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

2 - 3 year old place*

3 - 4 year old place*

(with 15 hours universal funding)

2 days per week

£637

N/A

3 days per week

£943

£700

4 days per week

£1256

£1010

5 days per week

£1575

£1326

*The fees above are an indication only as monthly fees are dependant on the number of days attended in the month.