We operate an inclusion and equality policy and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation of parents.

Waiting List

We operate a free waiting list, and parents are encouraged to book early for places. Whenever possible the nursery will allocate places to meet the requirements stated on the waiting list form i.e. to accommodate days and start dates. However, a child registered onto the waiting list is not guaranteed a place.

At the time when a booking can be confirmed, a deposit is necessary to secure the place. The amount of deposit is dependent upon age and type of place.  The deposit should be made by bank transfer. The refund of a deposit will be by bank transfer within one month after the child’s last day.

Once a place has been accepted, no changes can be made to the days of attendance for a minimum of two months unless previously agreed in writing by the Nursery Manager.

Our admissions policy is on a first-come, first-served basis, but with the following exceptions:

  • Current users who wish to increase or change sessions are given priority over children on the waiting list
  • Siblings of children currently attending have next priority

Prior to a child attending Lemongrove Nursery, parents must:

  • give a copy of the child’s birth certificate,
  • sign a copy of the Parent Contract – stating the hours your child attends. This is an agreement to allow us to claim the government funded place.
  • sign our terms and conditions in our admission form. These forms provide the setting with personal details relating to the child. For example, name, date of birth, address, emergency contact details, parental responsibilities, dietary requirements, collection arrangements, fees and sessions, contact details for parents, doctor’s contact details, health visitor contact details, allergies, parental consent and vaccinations etc.
  • Once a child attends the nursery a clear eight weeks written notice is required for leaving the nursery or changes to days of attendance. If for any reason the length of notice is not given, full fees are payable in lieu of notice.

Providing government funded places – 2-year-old funding, universal 15 hours and extended entitlement 30 hours

All funded sessions are in line with the Government’s Statutory Guidance and Local Authority requirements. When you register your child for their funded place, we will discuss your needs, and as far as possible with availability and staffing arrangements we will accommodate your wishes. We will try to accommodate hours needed or if changes to hours are needed but this should be booked a term in advance. Please note admissions for the free nursery education we have a termly intake.

All funded or paid for sessions must be booked in advance and any changes or cancellation (notice to leave) must be made in writing or email. The nursery requires eight clear weeks’ notice. Please see above.

All settings registered to accept government funding must have a free offer for 2, 3 and 4-year-old.

2-year-old funding TYOFUniversal 15 hoursExtended Entitlement
(30hours)
Free OfferMonday to Friday
9am until midday
OR
2pm – 5pm

38 weeks a year
Monday to Friday
9am until midday
OR
2pm – 5pm

38 weeks a year
Monday to Friday
9am until midday
OR
2pm – 5pm

38 weeks a year

These hours are free
and will be allocated
on a first-come,
first-served basis
IntakeTerm after child turns twoTerm after child turns three
until compulsory school age
Term after parents applies
and child turns three