Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make an appointment to visit the nursery?
Visits to the nursery are welcomed, when our nursery opens in November 2021. In the meantime you are welcome to visit the school site to meet the Head of School to discuss the nursery plans.
Where can I find an Ofsted report on the nursery?
As we are a new nursery, there is no Ofsted grading at present. But click the link to view the school’s last Ofsted report, which was in 2017.
Can you accommodate children with special needs?
Yes, we do have experienced and qualified staff who will work to create an environment which meets the needs of each child. We have our own Senco who offers support and guidance for any child with additional needs.
Can I apply for Nursery funding?
Your child becomes eligible for this grant at the start of the term following their third birthday.
You may also be eligible for the 2 year old grant, please check the link for eligibility.
Does the nursery accept childcare vouchers?
Yes, we do accept childcare vouchers towards your fees.
What are your opening hours?
We are open for 50 weeks of the year. We close at Christmas and for Bank Holidays. The nursery is open from 7.30am- 6.30pm.
Do I need to pay extra for meals and snacks?
Your child’s meals and snacks are all covered in your nursery fee, so you will not need to make any additional payments. Their nursery place includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a variety of tasty snacks throughout the day, our onsite team cater for all dietary requirements and allergies. Talk to the nursery team if your child has any specific needs. If you are eligible for funding, there may be a top up required for snacks.
Will nappies be provided?
Yes, all nappies, creams etc will be provided for children up to 3 years.
How will I know if my child has settled in?
Starting nursery is an emotional time, for you as well as for your child. After all, it’s a big step! So, we’ll do everything we can to help your child settle in and give you peace of mind.
Before your child starts nursery, you're welcome to come for a settling-in session. During the session, you'll have the chance to watch your child explore nursery and interact with other children and staff. We'll also assign your child a Key Person. Their Key Person is your dedicated contact while your child is at nursery, and they'll keep you updated on their progress each day. If there are any problems at all, they'll let you know.
How will I know what my child has done during the day?
Your child’s key person can inform you of what your child has done during the day. All children will have an individual Tapestry account which is an innovative, interactive online learning journey. Tapestry enhances these special moments and memories allowing the Key Person to capture these experiences as well as monitoring progress and development.
Will my child need to wear a uniform?
Children from 2 years will wear a uniform- green logo’d polo shirt, with black or grey bottoms such as jogging bottoms or leggings.
Does my child have to do full time or can you cater for part time hours?
You can book either a part time or full time place for your child. A minimum of 2 days is required for part time places.
Will my child be able to go outside during the day?
Both inside and outside provision is planned for every day. Children will also partake in weekly Forest School sessions.
What is your adult to child ratios?
The current Ofsted recommended ratio in the baby rooms (under 2s) is 1:3, the toddler rooms (2-3 years) 1:4. The pre-school rooms is 1:8. We often operate with a higher ratio of adults to children which enables us to maintain our reputation of providing high quality early years provision.
My Child has a dietary requirement can you accommodate this?
Yes, we would have detailed conversations with our chefs, and your child’s key worker to ensure that your child’s dietary and cultural requirements are met including: vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc, the nursery also operates a nut free zone.
Can medication can be giving to my child whilst at nursery?
Staff are able to administer any medication which has been prescribed by a doctor. When dropping off at nursery, parents are asked to fill out a medication form with what the medication has been prescribed for, the dose and time required.
If your child is on long term prescribed medication such as Ventolin for asthma we would ask parents to give staff permission to administer the medication when at nursery.
If we have a problem who do we talk to?
Initially you can talk to your child’s key person in your child’s room, or the deputy manager and senior team are always on hand. If they are unable to help you can approach the manager.
Do the staff take children on outings?
Yes we do, we do ask for permission when you first begin Little Lattons. We love to visit our local community such as the park, library, post office, to extend our children’s learning.
Is the nursery open during school holidays?
Yes, our nursery is open year-round, we only shut for 2 weeks at Christmas and for bank holidays.
What will my child need to bring to nursery?
The only items you need to bring in is your child’s nursery bag with spare clothes, outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, a bottle and comforters if required.
Can I book extra sessions for my child?
Yes, we are happy to accommodate extra sessions if we have the availability and are within our ratios, please email Little Lattons to book these.
Do you offer a sibling discount to parents with more than one sibling?
Yes, we offer 10% discount off fees for the eldest child attending Little Lattons.
Can a friend or other family member pick up my child?
Yes, however if the person is not someone who regularly collects the child and is identified on the child's registration form, a senior member of staff must be informed. Additionally, the person must have the password. If we are not satisfied, we will give you a call before releasing your child.