Moving from home to nursery
Research suggests that transitions are central to young children’s development and emotional wellbeing, and the way in which the first transitions are handled could have a significant impact on the child’s capacity to cope with change in the short and long term. When a child leaves the home environment for the first time it can be an anxious and emotional time for the whole family. This is why the Teddybears exclusively offers a flexible hourly attendance for babies under 12 months.
Parents with babies under 12-months can start with flexible attendance of two x 3 hour-long sessions per week. These sessions are meant to fit around parent’s daily routine and will allow for smooth transition from home to the nursery. After 3 months of Hourly Sessions a parent will be asked to choose a fixed session pattern from the options available.
Parents who opt to do Hourly Sessions will be asked to set up a monthly Direct Debit of £129.90 on or around 1st of each month. The fee includes a minimum of 2 sessions per week and each session is a minimum 3 hours long, all snacks, meals (the snacks and meals are served during fixed hours between 8am and 6pm), drinks including formula milk, sun cream and sudocream. There is an additional £8 monthly fee added to your Direct Debit for Online Journals and Daily Reports that will be emailed to you.
Parents that do Hourly Sessions can book more ad-hoc sessions and can book longer than 3 hour sessions (but not shorter) and more than two sessions per week. Each additional hour is £5 flat fee. All ad-hoc sessions are subject to availability. In event of cancellation of the ad-hoc session, the full amount is payable.
Hourly sessions must be booked to start at certain times in Baby Room:
* Parents who already registered regular (half day, short day, full day) sessions can also book hourly ad-hoc sessions and do not need to meet a requirement of a minimum of 2 sessions per week but each session they book must be a minimum 3-hour long. All ad-hoc bookings are subject to availability. In event of cancellation of the ad-hoc hourly session, the full amount is still charged.