"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.
Telephone: 01823 432569
Fledglings Manager - Mrs Rebecca Batten
Lead Early Years Educator - Miss Andrea Medin
Early Years Educator - Mrs Amanda Corrick
Early Years Educator - Mrs Lucy Bull
Early Years Educator - Mrs Lucia March
Admin Assistant - Miss Alana Hake
Early Years Governor - Mrs Elizabeth Latham
Nursery Grant Funding
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.
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.
We have two areas at Fledglings - Swifts is for 2 year olds and Swallows is for 3 year olds and over. Both areas have their own bathrooms and nappy changing area, coat pegs and dedicated staff.
On your child’s third birthday the rate changes to the 3 year old rate, however if we feel they would be better accommodated developmental and socially in the Swifts area (2 year old area) they can remain there. This will be in full consultation with the parents to ensure we are meeting each child’s individual needs and a plan discussed regarding a suitable smooth transition into the Swallows area (3 year old area).