Admissions

How to apply for your child to join our friendly nursery

We endeavour to ensure that securing your child a place at our nursery is as easy as possible. We have been established in the local area for a number of years, and have built a strong reputation amongst local families for our friendly, home-from-home environment. We hope you will book a visit soon to come and see for yourself. The simple steps below explain how you can go about securing a place for your child.

1. Book a visit


There is no better way to learn about a nursery than going to visit in person. We always recommend you come and visit our facilities first before deciding on if our nursery is right for your child. We will show you around our nursery setting, let you visit the rooms and meet some of the team before answering any questions you may have. Book a visit, or get in touch if you would like discuss your child's place further.

2. Complete your registration form


At the end of your visit to the nursery, one of the team will provide you with a welcome pack including a new registration form. If you would like your child to attend our nursery, please complete this form and submit to us. Alternatively, you can post it to our address.

3. Submit an administration fee


Once we have received your completed application form, we will notify you via email and request payment for a £50 administration to secure your child's place.

4. Final deposit


4 weeks before your child is due to start at the nursery we will request final deposit equivalent to one month's fees. This is needed to complete the admissions process prior to your child's first day.

5. Prepare for your child's first day


When your final deposit has been received we will send you a welcome letter informing you of your child's first date at the nursery, the settling in process and how to prepare for your child's first day.

Please note, we are subject to high-levels of demand for places in the nursery. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment, we do run a waiting list for those children we are currently unable to accommodate.

Other things you need to know

Fees

Fees are charged monthly in advance by standing order only. There is no refund for sickness or holidays. Part day sessions are only available for children over the age of three. For full details visit the fees and funding page.

Registration Information

Once you have decided to choose Footprints for the care of your child, a £50 administration fee will be charged to cover the time and paperwork that is needed to place them on our administration system. Every effort will be made to ensure you are given the days/sessions you prefer, however, it may be necessary to discuss an alternative. A minimum of two sessions must be taken in order to aid the settling-in process. Please download the registration form here: Registration Form

Deposit Information

A deposit equal to one month’s fees will be payable on acceptance of a place. This will secure the place and will be held until two months’ notice is given and used in payment/part payment of the last month’s fees. In the absence of notice being given it will be retained in lieu of notice. The deposit is non-returnable in the event that your child does not take up his/her place. Two months’ notice must be given of your intention to reduce your child’s sessions. A holding fee may be payable if a booking is accepted more than two months in advance.

Sibling Discount Information

If two children from the same family attend the Nursery at the same time, we offer a 5% sibling discount on the lesser of the two fees.