Sunflower Day Nursery at Courtenay Park/
Sunflowers at Courtenay Park/
Sunflower Day Nursery at Courtenay Park, 10 minutes from Newton Abbot town centre, is a Grade II Listed Georgian building. The nursery is situated opposite the beautiful grounds of Courtenay Park, railway station and is close to local schools. It has been extensively converted specifically to provide a stimulating, warm and attractive environment and is furnished specifically to meet the needs of pre-school children. Room arrangements are appropriate to the children’s age group and both the furniture and equipment are child sized.
It has been a trying year for everyone across the country. Over a third (35%) of local authorities in England reported a rise in the number of providers in their area permanently closing their doors in the last year. We are thankful that we have managed to not be part of that and that our doors remain open. With the new financial year upon us, we have considered at length the affordability, sustainability and sufficiency of our childcare provision. In order to continue to provide quality childcare and education to children from birth to five years, due to the increase of wages, pensions and running costs of the nursery alongside the government contribution for funded childcare remaining unchanged we are in a position where price increases are sadly unavoidable.
We are really proud that we have managed to fulfil a moral duty and have accommodated our families as and when they have needed to chop and change their childcare arrangements throughout each of the lockdowns. Following this letter, however, as we come out of the other side we must reinstate that any changes to decrease childcare sessions will require four weeks’ notice as is the case for choosing to remove your child from Sunflower Day nursery.
Despite the fee increase we are really pleased that we have been able to keep our fees as inclusive of all meals and our full day sessions pricing very similarly to other local settings who charge a very similar fee for an 8 hour day as opposed to our 10 hour day.
As of 01 April 2021 the fees will be as follows:
|SESSION||PRE-SCHOOL||2 YEAR OLDS||BABIES|
|FUNDED SESSIONS||3 YEAR FUNDED||2 YEAR FUNDED||TOP UP HOURS
|EYEF HOURLY RATES||£4.16||£4.98||£6.20*|
*Top up hours will be charged for anything over the 30, 22.5, 15, 11 hours funded sessions. Including any additional hours on a morning or afternoon session.
*Children who attend for sessions covered by 2 year and 3yr old funding only, will continue to be charged for lunch at the rate of £3.30 and breakfast/ high tea at £1.85
*Parents can provide their own breakfast/lunches/high tea (funded only) and will not be provided with or charged for food
We are GOOD according to Ofsted when we were last inspected on 22nd August 2018
Please see the report here: