For school age children during term time we will take your child to and collect your child from school
The nursery is open 7:30am until 6pm unless otherwise stated
All fees are due by the first day of the month to which they relate
Lunch is payable during any session covering 11.30am to 12.30pm, unless a packed lunch is provided by parents/carers.
We are part of the Kent County Council 'Free for 2 scheme'. This is free childcare for your 2 year old for up to 15 hours a week. Certain criteria have to be met for your child to be eligible for a place, please ask for more details.
Fees are still to be paid if a child is absent. If your child has an appointment or is admitted to hospital, please talk to the manager. For your child to keep their place at the nursery fees must be paid by the due date.
Sessions & Term Dates
We are open all year including during the school holidays for the convenience of parents. The terms dates below are only for government funded childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, either receiving their 15 hours per week over 38 weeks or 12 hours per week (stretched) over 48 weeks of the year. If your child receives 30 hours per week this can be claimed over 38 weeks, or 24 hours per week over 48 weeks of the year.
Funded sessions are as follows: 15 hours - 8am till 1pm or 1pm till 6pm (3 sessions a week) or 8:30am till 11.30am and 12.30pm till 3.30pm (5 sessions over 5 days a week)
30 hours - 8am till 6pm (3 days a week) or 8am till 6pm (1 day) and then 8am till 1pm or 1pm till 6pm (for 4 half day sessions)
24 hours stretched - 8.30am till 3.30pm; 3 times a week and then 1 day 8.30am till 11.30am or 12.30pm till 3.30pm, although we can be flexible with how the funding is arranged.
If paying for private sessions, please speak to the Nursery Manager to discuss session availability.
Seashells Nursery term dates for 2019-20 are as follows: Term 1: 5th Sept - 18th Oct 2019 Term 2: 28th Oct - 18th Dec 2019 Term 3: 6th Jan - 14th Feb 2020 Term 4: 24th Feb - 27th Mar 2020 Term 5: 16th Apr - 22nd May 2020 Term 6: 1st June - 23rd Jul 2020
If your child is on stretch funding the term dates are as follows: Terms 1&2: 2nd Sept - 20th Dec 2019 Terms 3&4: 3rd Jan - 9th April 2020 Terms 5&6: 16th April - 21st Aug 2020
Further information on free childcare entitlement can be found here: KELSI Website
SEASHELLS nURSERY EY297098
Is part of the group Children and Families Ltd a company limited by guarantee registered in England.
Registered Office: C&F Seashells, Rose Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1AW
Registered Charity Number: 1115459 Limited Company Number: 04615904