Admissions

At Little Haven we care for children from the ages three months to four years. There is a registration fee to register your child at Little Haven and to be placed on the waiting list. This is to cover administration charges and is non-refundable. To register your child with us please click here to download a registration form.

The numbers and ages of children admitted comply with the legal space requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  When considering admissions, we are mindful of staff: child ratios and the facilities available at the nursery.

We use the following admission criteria which are applied in the following order of priority

  1. Children who have siblings who are already with us
  2. A child requiring a full-time place may have preference over one requiring a part-time place. This is dependent upon occupancy and room availability.

Once a child is on our waiting list as soon as a place becomes available, parents are informed, and a start date is agreed. Upon acceptance of a nursery place we require one month’s fees that we hold as a refundable deposit once the place is taken up. The deposit is refunded when two full calendar months’ notice is given.  The notice period will begin at the beginning of the month, a notice period cannot begin mid-month and cannot be given during a holiday period.

A minimum of two consecutive days are required for children to attend. We offer half day sessions with a minimum of three sessions per week (a session is made up of a morning or afternoon slot) to ensure consistency for the child.

We are registered to accept government funding we offer free places for *two/*three-to-five-year olds for early learning sessions specified by the local authority. At Little Haven we currently provide funded places for children subject to availability. All funded sessions are now in line with the flexible arrangement as specified by the Government.

We recommend that parents come for a visit to view the nursery and meet the team. To make an appointment to visit and view the nursery, you can either email us at: – info@littlehaveneyfs.co.uk or telephone 07903543627 to meet with either Feona or Adewale Olujinmi (Directors) who will show each parent around the nursery.

Prior to a child attending nursery, parents must complete and sign a contract and registration form. These forms provide the nursery 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.

At Little Haven we take great care to treat everyone as a person in their own right; with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within our nursery.

In addition, Little Haven is committed to upholding the following standards of British Values for all users of our service:

  • Democracy: Making decisions together
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual liberty: freedom for all
  • Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated