Securing your child’s place
To secure your child's place at Edale Stepping Stones we require parents to sign a childcare contract and complete a number of essential permission slips. We also require a one month’s deposit based on your child's anticipated attendance. The deposit is credited towards your first invoice. The contract and deposit guarantee your child's place, regardless of how far ahead you book your place.
We offer three induction sessions prior to the start of your childcare contract. These induction sessions are free. During these sessions your child will meet their key worker and will be introduced to the experience of being in the Centre and others who they will get to know. Our focus is on each child's emotional well-being and the aim is to ensure a smooth transition for your child into nursery.
We will have a conversation with you and your child before hand about your child’s interests, sleeping arrangements, likes and dislikes in terms of their eating and anything else you want to tell us, to ensure that we have detailed complete information about any allergies the may have.
No registration fees
There is no registration fee - we believe this to be an unnecessary expense, our aim is to keep your costs to an absolute minimum.
If you would like a place for your child, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain the Centre’s policies and procedures, book your child's induction period and discuss all you need to know about being at Edale Stepping Stones. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form.
Many families will benefit from the entitlement to free childcare, and where you do so you will be asked to register on the government’s website and to provide the Centre with your child’s unique code. You can apply for this at https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare
Some children will also be entitled to free funding for two year old childcare as noted here https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds
You may wish to have additional time and you will be billed for that separately.
Our fees are as follows:
If you would like a place for your child, please make an appointment and we'll gladly book your child's induction period and discuss all you need to know about being at Edale Stepping Stones. You can make an appointment by phone on 07539673572 or by using our contact form.