Parents information


For information about fees effective from 1st April 2019 please click the link below:

Fee change letter 2019 Jan final version

For 2019 assisted rate changes please click the link below:

Assisted rate fees with effect from 1st April 2019

30 Hours Funding

Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours of early years funding during the 38 weeks of term time. Please see the Childcare Choices website to check your eligibility.

Please see our Fees page for information on the additional charges which apply to early years funded places. Please note that full fees are applicable on days when your child attends nursery which are not covered by early years funding.

Food & Nutrition

All our nutritious home cooked meals are prepared on site by our cooks Kath and Georgina. Kath & Georgina's delicious meals are prepared using fresh meat, fruit and vegetables from our local suppliers. We provide vegetarian options and can meet all dietary requirements.


Baking and cooking activities are included weekly for our children to participate in. We also grow a small selection of vegetables and herbs in our garden.


We provide a mid morning snack at 9.30am, a nutritious 2 course lunch and an afternoon snack at 3pm.


Enrolment Process

We invite you to visit our Nursery for a show round to view our setting and ask any questions you may have.


Following your visit to Heather's we will check our availability to ensure the days or sessions you require are available.


If you have any further questions regarding our enrollment procedure please do not hesitate to call us for more information.



Below is a copy of our nursery application form

HN Children's Application Form



Online Resources


Please see below a link to useful parenting support resources and information.

About our Rooms

Ladybirds (Under Two's)

We have placews for 9 babies in our Ladybirds room. In this 9 place baby room. The room is warm and welcoming and offers a variety of facilities and resources. The room is set up to provide stimulating and exciting experiences for everyone involved, both inside and out! We display the children’s work around the room with annotations of how they have enjoyed the activity. When coming into the room you will always be greeted by a member of staff who is happy to help and support you and your child.


Squirrels & Hedgehogs (Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers)

When children are two they move into ‘Squirrels’ and ‘Hedgehogs’ for children ages 2-5 years, where toddlers and Pre-schoolers have a large open plan room with a separate preschool room for three and four year olds. Both rooms have independent access to the outdoor area which can be enjoyed in all weathers.


In Hedgehogs and Squirrels rooms we aim to provide good quality childcare with a variety of activities to enable all children to learn and develop, and enjoy their time with us. The room is divided into different areas and has lots of space for children to play and explore. 


Hedgehogs enjoy more structured activities during pre school sessions twice a day.



Please see the below link for a full list of our fee rates.

Fee Rates 2017 2018



Funding Calendars

Please click on the links below to view the 2016 or 2017 Term Time Funding Calendars


2017 Calendar

2018 Calendar




York’s Family Information Service have created a page with information about the pilot scheme for 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year old children.  Please follow this link for more information:


Parents of 3 & 4 year children, you can click on this link to see if you are eligible to claim the 30 hours of funding available with effect from September: