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Shirleys Fees

At Busy Little Bees, Shirley we aim to keep our nursery fees in line with our local competitors and the local community which we provide for.
Our fees include breakfast ( a choice of cereal and toast), a morning snack of fresh fruit, an afternoon snack and drinks throughout the day.

Fees for all age groups

Time Period Fee
Early Bird (7:30am - 8:00am) £3.00
Full Day (8:00am - 6:00pm) £51.00
Half Day (8.00am - 1.00pm) £37.00
Half Day (1.00pm - 6.00pm) £35.00
Late Pick Up £10.00

Free Early Years Entitlement (FEYE)
FEYE is available for all 3 and 4-year-old children from the term after the child’s 3 rd birthday,
subject to availability. Your child will be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week for
38 weeks (term time only). We do make a charge for non-consumables to cover costs that
are not covered by the government funding paid to us.

30 Hours Funding
The nursery does offer 30 hours funding to parents who meet the criteria, subject to
availability. We do make a charge for non-consumables to cover costs that are not covered
by government funding paid to us.

Parents need to obtain their funding code to give to nursery in advance of funding deadlines
set down by the government. This needs to be renewed every term. It is the parent’s
responsibility to obtain this code. Should a code not be obtained in time then no funding
will be given, and fees will be chargeable in full for that term.

Payment of Fees – Your first Invoice
Your first invoice will be created from your child’s first day until the 20 th of the month. This
invoice must be paid in advance before or on your child’s first day of attendance.

Payment of Fees (Monthly in Advance)
Fees are due monthly in advance, in accordance with your booking pattern by 21 st day of
each month. We accept Credit Card, Debit Card, or Online payments. If you pay by cash, it
is your responsibility to obtain a receipt from the Nursery manager as your proof of
payment.

Additional Services (Monthly in Arrears)
Additional hours for early bird, late pick ups and additional services are invoiced on the
following months invoice.

Hall Green Fees

At Busy Little Bees, Hall Green we aim to keep our nursery fees in line with our local competitors and the local community which we provide for. 
This then allows us to provide the children who attend the nursery with a well resourced learning environment and offer them a high quality educational program of fun and exciting activities for them to grow and learn.  This delivery of well planned activities is complemented by a nutritious menu throughout the whole day. The children are provided with breakfast, mid morning fruit snack, hot meal and pudding at lunchtime, a mid-afternoon fruit snack and an afternoon tea.

Fees for all age groups

Time Period Fee
Early Bird (7:30am - 8:00am) £3.00
Full Day (8:00am - 6:00pm) £51.00
Half day (8:00am - 1:00pm) £37.00
Half day (1:00pm - 6:00pm) £35.00
Extra hour £8.00
Late Pick Up £10.00
Funding premium (full day) £8.00
Funding premium (half day) £4.00

 

Our fees are payable on 21st of each month in advance. Should your child start part way through the month you will be billed up to the 21st. This fee is payable on or before you child's first day. We accept cash, standing orders, debit and credit cards and childcare vouchers. If nursery fees are not by the 21st of the month, the outstanding balance will incur a £3.50 per day late charge for every day until the outstanding balance is cleared.

To secure a place for your child, we do require a deposit. The deposit for a place for up to three full days is £200.00 and for four and five days is £400.00. £50.00 is for administrative fees and the remaining money is held on account and is deducted from the child's last invoice providing a full calendar months notice of leaving has been given. If you would like secure a place at Busy Little Bees, Hall Green please register your child by through the website. Once your child's nursery place is confirmed you are then offered 'settling in' sessions to suit you and your child.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds for a child’s absence of whatever nature including holidays, sickness and nursery closure due to bad weather.

We require one full calendar months notice if you wish to withdraw your child from Busy Little Bees Nursery. As long as the correct notice period is given your deposit is deducted from your last months invoice.

A fee of £10 per 10mins will be levied for late collections. We are very sorry about this but we must charge this to cover the extra cost of staff and facilities. A late charge will apply if you are more than 5 minutes late.

 

Faqs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions.
If you don't find the answer here please ask a member of staff who will only be happy to help.

What do I need to provide each day for my child?

We ask that parents provide their child with nappies, wipes and any creams used regularly.
You can bring these things in daily or alternatively you can bring packs in which we will keep at nursery.

We also ask parents to provide us with formula milk. For young babies, parents must also supply them with solid foods also.
Once parents feel their child is ready then children can have nursery lunches which we will mash, blend or chop into appropriate textures for the children.

During summer months, we ask parents to provide us with a sunhat and sun lotion; these can be kept at nursery or put back in their bags to take home. During winter months, we ask parents to provide us with wellington boots, warm clothing and a waterproof coat so that the children can still explore and enjoy the outdoor environment.
We ask all parents to put some spare clothes in their child’s bag each day, as sometimes children may need to be changed during the day.

How and when do I pay my fees?

Fees are due on the 21st of each month in advance through a variety of methods.
There is no reduction in fees for any holidays taken, sickness or other absences.

You can pay by cash, cheque, childcare voucher, bank transfer or using a credit or debit card at the nursery.
If paying by voucher or cheque we ask that parents allow time for them to clear, so that payment is received by the 21st of each month.
Late payment charges can be applied to accounts if payment is not received on time.
When a child starts nursery an invoice will be raised until the 20th of the month to bring you in line with our normal invoicing on the 21st of the month.

What happens if my child becomes ill whilst at nursery?

If your child becomes ill at nursery then a member of management will assess the needs of the child and contact the parents/ carers.

Depending on the severity of the illness the nursery may ask the parents to come and collect the child as soon as possible.
In other instances, the nursery may contact the parents to let them know that they have a slight temperature, for example, and that they will be monitoring the child closely to assess whether further action is taken.

The nursery will always give parents a courtesy call to allow them time to plan getting to the nursery or arranging to leave work early.

Can I bring my child into nursery if they are unwell?

Busy Little Bees reserves the right to refuse entry to any child who we believe is not well enough to attend the nursery.
The manager will assess the needs of children individually and will assess the impact on the other children and staff in the setting before making a decision.

Privacy And Cookies

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We operate a comprehensive policy for privacy and security. When you visit or register with us we aim to store the minimal amount of information possible to allow you to do this. All of our data collection and storage conforms to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


Cookies

We use cookies to better the users experience while visiting our website. Where applicable we use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to our website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows our website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Our website also uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting our website do so at their own discretion. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

We may use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services that we offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to our email newsletter program but this would be made clear to you and your express permission granted when submitting any form to email process. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.


Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that our website participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will not ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

We may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Meals

Busy Little Bees - Meals Children's Meals
At Busy Little Bees we provide children with nutritious and balanced meals.
Our lunches are made by Robinson's Caterers and are delivered daily. The meals are home cooked and we provide a large variety of meals ranging from sweet and sour chicken to roast beef, potatoes and vegetables. Each meal is served with fruit or vegetables and children are always encouraged to try new foods. Hot meals are included within the nursery fees.

Please click www.robinsonscatering.co.uk to view caterer’s website.
During meal times the children are encouraged to use their knives and forks safely. Staff will always assist younger children with feeding and teach them from a young age to be independent with self care.

Water is accessible to the children throughout the day so that they can freely access it at any time.
Breakfast is offered to the children between 7.30-8.45am. The children can come and choose what they would like for breakfast from the breakfast table. A choice of cereals and toast is offered throughout the week. Children can also have a drink of water or milk with their breakfasts.
Morning and afternoon snack is offered to the children. Their snack compromises of a choice of fresh fruit, breadsticks, raisins and rice cakes. Snack time is an ideal opportunity for children to make choices about what they would like to eat. They choice what snack they would like and whether they would like milk or water.

Busy Little Bees - MealsAfternoon tea is made at nursery and served between 3pm and 4pm. We provide a wide range of options for tea time, including sandwiches, wraps, houmous and dips and spaghetti on toast.  All tea options are served with fruit and vegetables.
We offer a full vegetarian option to the children. Special dietary needs should be discussed with the child's Key Person and the Nursery Manager to ensure that each child's needs are correctly catered for. Parents can also speak directly to our caterers to discuss lunchtime meals and their ingredients. 
Menus
You can see our current weekly menus here

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