If you would like a place for your child at our setting, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
Phone: 01403 588282
It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when a temperature has subsided for a whole day should you return your child to the setting. For diarrhoea and vomitting, the exclusion time is the recommended 48 hours from the last "episode". If your child's illness infectious, we'll need a doctor's note confirming that your child is no longer contagious before they can return to the setting.
Charges for the under 5's
Full day (8 am to 6 pm) £60
3/4 day (8 am to 3 pm) £46
1/2 day (8 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 6 pm) £37
Late Afternoon sessions (3 pm to 6 pm) £20
For an early 7.30 am start (extra 1/2 hour) £4
A morning snack, home cooked lunch and tea are included in a full day
A morning snack and home cooked lunch are included in the 1/2 day morning session and 3/4 day session.
Please note that each session time is subject to availability only and we can guarantee the availability until a slot comes up.
Snacks are at 10 am, lunch is at 12 pm and tea is at 4 pm
Charges for our Holiday Club for school aged children
Full day (8am to 6pm) £42
3/4 day (8am to 3pm) £36
Half day (8am to 1pm) £27
A morning snack, lunch and tea are included in a full day
A morning snack and lunch are included in both the 3/4 day and the 1/2 day fees.
For an earlier start, please contact us as we may be able to help.
Before and After School Care
Funding is now available for some children aged 2 and each application is assessed individually. We do not award funding but we can assist you applying through WSCC, who will award any funding that you are eligible for.
We offer universal and extended funding.
Flexible and Emergency Childcare
Sometimes you may need child care for the occasional session or odd day. We will always help out where we can and if there is a space available. Priority will be given to children who regularly attend the setting.
Fees are collected in advance on the last day of each month for the month ahead. Late payment charges will occur.
If you book extra sessions these can be paid by BACS in advance.
A registration fee of £40 is payable along with a refundable deposit of £100 to reserve your child's place at the setting. This will be deducted from your invoice on the last month before your child leaves the setting.
Absence or sickness
Fees are still chargeable for absence/sickness.
Late pick up fees
We close at 6pm. Late fees are chargeable for late collection.
Term Time only contracts
Are available to Teachers and school staff. As availability is limited, please contact us for further information and about registering you place.
We accept all recognised childcare voucher schemes. Please ask for more details.
We can provide waterproof dungarees and waterproof jackets.
All children need to wear sensible footwear, ideally wellies, snow boots or trainers. No opened toed shoes to be worn.
Children should wear long trousers and socks to protect their legs from scratches or stings. Long sleeved tops are also a great idea even in the Summer.
In colder weather please bring lots of clothing as layering is the key to being warm. 2 pairs of socks (one thicker pair) as wellies are not great for warmth and this is when snow boots are preferable.
2 pairs of gloves, one for spare. Please attach the gloves to their coat by clips or elastic so they are less likely to be lost. Warm wolly hat. Wool works amazingly well to keep you warm.
Some children prefer to wear ski suits which are ideal to keep them warm, but they will still need layers of clothing underneath the ski suits. You can buy thermal leggings and long sleeved tops for children which really help to keep them warm.
In hotter weather children must wear sun hats/caps and sun cream. Once a day suncream must be applied before the children arrive at the setting.
Tel: 01403 588282
Mobile: 0787 6069570
As we spend most of our time in the woodland, it is advisable to try calling the mobile first.
Please also use our contact form to get in touch.
Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School
2 Gaskyns lodge