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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more? Hopefully we can answer all of your questions below. Still have more questions? Get in touch via Email or Phone!

Are you Ofsted registered?

Yes. We have been registered since 2004 with an Outstanding report which can be found on the Ofsted website

What hours are you open?

We are open all year round except for one week over the Easter period, during Christmas and bank holidays and one week during August. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30 – 4.30pm. Morning sessions are 8.30 - 12.30pm with an optional hour for lunch until 1.30pm. Afternoon sessions are 1.30 – 4.30pm. Lunch can be added to this session if required.

How do I get in touch with the setting?

You can either phone the pre-school on 07748117651, if busy leave a text message. You could also pop in to see us or alternatively email us at littlesparklers@hotmail.com.

Is there a waiting list? How do I secure a place for my child?

Currently there isn’t a waiting list but places are given on a 1st come basis. If you require a place in the future it is advisable to register your child and select the sessions you require. Once a Welcome fee is received your child's chosen session/s will be reserved.

What age can my child attend Little Sparklers?

Children can start from 2 years old

Is my child required to move on to Yeo Moor Primary or can they go to other schools in the area?

We are a privately run pre-school that is based on a school site but there is NO requirement to attend the school and many of our children move on to other local schools of their choice.

How do we access Nursery funding?

In the term after your child turns 3 years old you will be offered a maximum of 15 hours of funding per week. (Some children may be entitled to 2 year old funding - please speak to your health visitor) This needs to be spread over 3 days and you can use a maximum of 6 hours per day. There is a maximum of 570 hours per year which can be spread throughout the year. Further information will be given when you register your child. A form will be issued termly for you to fill in and the rest will be dealt with by the setting. 30 hours funding may be used combining the 15 hours universal funding which every child is entitled to and also 15 hours extended funding.

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

Yes, we are currently registered with several companies (eg. busybees, leapfrog etc) offering childcare vouchers and are more than willing to register with companies offering similar schemes.

Can my child attend a full day?

Yes. There are no limits on the time spent at the setting during opening hours.

Is there a minimum number of sessions my child can attend?

Although there isn’t a minimum number of sessions that your child can attend it is always advised that while some children adapt very well to one session a week, others find the length of time between single sessions is too long and this can prolong the settling-in process.

What does my child do for lunch?

Children bring in a packed lunch which is put in a fridge until 12.30pm. We adopt a Healthy Eating practice and encourage children to have an awareness of healthy food. Nuts and products containing nuts are not to be included in lunch boxes. Water is available throughout the session so drinks aren't needed in the lunchbox. Sweets/Confectionary can be eaten at home therefore should not be included in the lunchbox.

What do I do if my child is ill, has sickness or diarrhea?

If your child is unwell and unable to attend the session, please let us know by phone as soon as possible. If your child is suffering from sickness and/or diarrhea they need to be kept home for 48 hours after their last bout. Information relating to other illnesses can be sourced from the internet, your doctor or local pharmacy.

Can my child attend even though they aren’t toilet trained?

Yes. We work with families and aim to assist with this milestone when everyone feels ready.