We offer a range of options with different activities and learning opportunities every day. To enable your child to feel settled and to develop important relationships with our Early Years Team we would recommend that all children have a minimum of two sessions per-week; these can be half days or full days.
All children are eligible to the Early Years entitlement funding of 15 hours per week, 34 weeks per year, from the term after their third birthday. We accept childcare vouchers, please visit our School Downloads page for further details.
Fees are payable a term in advance.
Times and Fees
Full day session
From 8:00am to 5pm
From 8.00am to 1:00pm
From 1:00pm to 5:00m
From 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Funded by Essex Council
From 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Free early education entitlement
The Government Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) grant allows parents of children in independent schools to claim for 15 hours per week of funding from the term after their child turns 3 years of age until the term after they turn 5 years of age.
How the funded hours can be accessed at Goslings Nursery and Forest School:
- FEEE funded hours are restricted to the Afternoon session, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. FEEE funding entitles a child to five funded Afternoon sessions per week, 34 weeks per year, during term time only.
The FEEE funding has no monetary value to parents. Parents will only be billed for additional hours not covered by the FEEE funding. Any changes to hours must be put in writing with one month’s notice given.
We accept Childcare Vouchers as payment for Nursery fees. Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and are exempt from National Insurance Contributions (N.I.C.) for employees.
All working parents, with children aged under 15, or 16 if disabled, are eligible to receive Childcare Vouchers.
Childcare Vouchers benefit both basic and higher rate tax payers.
For further information, visit: www.direct.gov.uk and search for ‘tax credits’
See www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/childcare-vouchers for more information.
The Voucher schemes currently accepted by Goslings Nursery and Forest School include the following:
0844 326 7590
Busy Bee Vouchers
08000 430 850
0870 870 4114
Please inform the Nursery Manager if you are in possession of Childcare Vouchers from an alternative scheme so that we can register the Nursery with the scheme. This will allow you to use the vouchers as payment towards your child’s fees.
Nursery Loyalty Discount Bursary
The discount bursary is available to parents with children in our Nursery who will be moving through to Reception Class in our Prep School.
The level of bursary will be determined by the point at which a child joins our Nursery.
The discount bursary will be applied to fees from Reception up to and including Year 2 and the level of bursary available will be based on the following criteria:
Average weekly sessions
|Period at nursery||6+||5||4|
Five + Terms
Three Terms (one academic year)
Sessions are calculated as follows:
Morning session = 1 session
Afternoon session = 1 session
Full Day session = 2 sessions
The period at Nursery will be deemed to be the uninterrupted period up to the end of the Summer term before starting in Reception. Where a sibling of another school pupil receives the discount bursary, the sibling discount will not apply.
To apply for the Nursery to Reception loyalty bursary email email@example.com stating your interest. The Finance Committee will confirm the level of bursary offered and provide a registration form.