"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)
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.
Telephone: 01823 432569
Fledglings Manager - Mrs Rebecca Batten
Lead Early Years Educator - Miss Andrea Medin
Early Years Educator - Mrs Amanda Corrick
Nursery Apprentice - Miss Kelly Reeves
Nursery Apprentice - Mrs April Turner
Early Years Governor - Mrs Elizabeth Latham
From 1st September 2017 the Government is increasing funding entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds to 30 hours per week (maximum of 10 hours per day) equating to £1140 per annum.
We are, therefore, able to offer your child 30 hours per week of Early Years Entitlement funding for your child to attend Fledglings, but you need to meet the following criteria to enable you to claim:-
· Each parent earns or expects to earn the equivalent to 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming 3 months. This equates to £120 per week (or about £6000) for each parent over 25 years of age or £112.80 per week (or about £5800) for each parent between 21 and 24 years of age and £56 per week for apprentices in their first year.
Please speak to Rebecca in Fledglings about how you can claim your code to claim this additional funding.
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
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.