1st Dibbs Nursery offers placements based on hourly rates rather than sessions, making childcare available for most varied working patterns.
The nursery provides excellent care and education for children aged two months to five years and is located in Gloucestershire. A key person and buddy system is in place enabling staff to focus on any of the specific development and challenges each child faces. The nursery facilities and grounds are ideal areas, always offering stimulating activities encouraging them on their developmental journey. Staff work in partnership with parents, always willing to discuss and advise, sharing the expertise of their experience and qualifications.
1st Dibbs strives to celebrate each individual child, while being dedicated to delivering a high-standard of care and constantly providing the best learning experiences and play opportunities where children can thrive. Placements are becoming limited and it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
There are a limited number of term-time only places available along with government funded places for all three-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds.
Holiday schemes are also in place during school holidays and discounts on siblings are offered by the nursery.
|Last Updated: 06/06/2019|
- Childcare from £45.00 per day
Nursery fee policy-
• Full time (5 full days per week) = £220
• Full Days (7.45am - 6pm) = £45 when attending for 3 full days or more.
• Alternative/ unusual hours outside of set sessions along with term time hours are
charged at an hourly rate of £6 per hour.
Fees are calculated using the following formula in order to achieve equal monthly
Weekly Fee multiplied by 52 and divided by 12.
Example = £100 x 52 = £5200 / 12 = £433 per month in equal monthly instalments.
Financial Support for Childcare-
There are a number of means- tested and universal initiatives to provide assistance with
child care costs:
If you're a full-time higher education student with dependent children, you may be able to
qualify for this grant which could cover as much as 85 per cent of your childcare costs
during term time and holidays. Parents of one child could claim up to a maximum of
£148.75 per week, or £255 per week for two or more children. How much you get is
dependent on your household income and actual childcare costs.
More details can befound at the DfES web site
Access to Learning Funds (ALF)
The ALF can help to support student parent/carers who are on low incomes and who face
financial difficulties. Education providers decide how to distribute the fund; however lone
student parents/carers are a priority.
Child Tax Credits
Nine out of ten families with children qualify for tax credits. Families can claim Child Tax
Credit from the HM Revenue and Customs if they care for at least one dependant, you
don't have to be working to claim. Extra financial support is available through the childcare
element of the Working Tax Credit for families who work but earn a low income. The
amount you can claim depends on your living arrangements and income. The childcare
element of working tax credit will be paid into the bank account of the main carer alongside
the child tax credit..
Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)
Under the universal FEEE scheme, 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to receive 15
hours of free education a week increasing to 30 hours for working parents of 3 and 4 year
old. Please speak to the Nursery Manager for more information on means – tested free
learning for 2 year olds
The Free Learning Scheme (F E E E) applies from the beginning of the term after a child’s
second, third or fourth birthday until they are 5 years old and going onto school.
The cost of this is paid by Gloucestershire Children’s Services - Early Years Department to
1 Dibbs Day Nursery and deducted from your nursery bill accordingly.
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