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"The early years leader is responsive to the needs of the children so that they make strong progress across most areas of learning" (Ofsted Inspection Report 2016)


Who to contact

For parents with children already at Fledglings, in the first instance please speak to your child's key person.

For new parents, due to security reasons please phone and make an appointment if you wish to come and have a look around. 


For admissions, policies, bills and grant questions please see Rebecca Batten.

Contact Details


Telephone: 01823 432569


Fledglings Manager - Mrs Rebecca Batten

Lead Early Years Educator - Mrs Andrea Medin

Early Years Leader - Mrs Amanda Corrick

Nursery Apprentice - Miss Kelly Reeves

Nursery Apprentice - Mrs April Turner

Early Years Governor - Mrs Elizabeth Latham

Nursery Grant Funding


Grant forms are filled in at Fledglings. From September 2013 up to 10 hours per day may be claimed, but only a maximum of 15 hours a week from a maximum of 570 hours over 3 terms (Autumn, Spring and Summer).


Any extra sessions exceeding these hours must be paid for separately. 


What to do to get as place at Fledglings


Register - forms are available from the staff or online via the tabs on the website. Please fill out and return the form to Fledglings with a copy of birth certificate or passport.


A place may not be available immediately, depending on how many places have already been taken. The policy is that children will be offered a place for the year before they start school. Other spaces may become available earlier. 

Once you have submitted your form, you will receive a confirmation letter which will include details of your sessions and play visits. These are, one to two hour visits and a home visit by a key person. 


Fledglings Early Years, Cotford St Luke Primary School, Bethell Mead, Cotford St Luke, Taunton

TA4 1HZ ' 01823 432 569



10th March 2017


Dear Parents/Carers


We are writing to let you know that we have reviewed our fees alongside the governors and as of the 1st April 2017, our new hourly rate will be £4.00 per hour. The fees for Fledglings have not been raised for at least 5 years, and therefore it is essential we raise our fees to remain sustainable as a business. Our new rate for our Early Years Entitlement (EYE) for this financial year (17-18) has also gone down this is due to less money coming from central government to support early years’ education.


The new rates for sessions will be:


9-12 will be £12.00

12-3 will be £12.00

9-3 will be £24.00


We will also commit to not increasing them for at least the next12 months.


When comparing our fees for early years setting in the surrounding area one can see that we are still very competitively priced:


Milverton Pre-School £4.20 per hour

Beehive Day Nursery, Taunton £4.85 per hour

Brockhouse Nursery, Norton Fitzwarren £4.55 per hour

Paddocks Nursery Taunton £4.10 per hour



Thank you for your ongoing support and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to me.




Rebecca Batten

Nursery Manager


Fledglings Early Years Centre Booklet

Fledglings Registration Form

Special Educational Needs of children