Childcare Southfields

Southfields Day Nursery

Quality Childcare Southfields, London

Seahorse Southfields

Welcome to Southfields Day Nursery. Use the contents section to jump straight to the information you’d like and if you have any questions, please contact us.

We are set in a light and airy wooden clad Early Years building surrounded by fantastic secure outdoor space and an indoor soft play. Nestled on the edge of Linden Lodge School we are a short distance from Southfields tube station ideal for commuting parents. We enrol children from 9 months to school age. We are open from 07:45 – 18:30 offering all year educational day care.

Seahorse Day Nursery aims to nurture all children’s desire to learn, socialise and gain independence through play and first hand experiences. We have two rooms; the Starfish room for children aged 9 – 30 months and the Seahorse room for pre-school aged children from 2.5 – 5 year olds. We provide a safe, caring environment in which your child will be able to form secure relationships, learn, make friends and most importantly be happy and have fun. The atmosphere is relaxed and nurturing within an attractive and appealing environment.  We follow a play based pedagogy (Learning through Play) and provide purposeful play based opportunities for each baby, toddler and child.  This caters for every aspect of child development and allows for natural progression through different stages of the early years.

Careers
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Daily Routine
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Meet The Team

Our Activities

A quiet comfy area for reading and reflection

A large, carpeted space for group activities like singing and circle time

An area where activities change each day depending on the topic of the term or interests of the children. This might consist of a whole range of activities including messy play, water play, cutting, sticking and other Montessori-based activities.

Education and Development
Seahorse Day Nursery is led by Harriet Wolfe, a Qualified Early Years Teacher, who believes in providing a curriculum which equips children with the skills they need for both their next school and long term success in life. Harriet is supported by her manager Carly Wray who has a BA in Early Childhood Studies, and deputy Amy Whitaker who is a fully Qualified Teacher specialising in Early Years and a team of experienced practitioners.
Our Admissions
Our fees are paid monthly in advance and must be received by the first day of each month. Our fees include : breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, cow’s milk, nappies, baby wipes, nappy cream and sun cream.
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Following the EYFS
We understand that every child is unique and their learning will overlap and interweave within all these areas as they learn and develop at their own pace. We incorporate different pedagogue styles including elements of Montessori teaching, Forest school education, the slow education movement and mindfulness. We believe using a blend of teaching styles complements the Early Years Foundation Stage and provides additional benefits to your child’s long term well-being, learning and development.
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Our Menu

Meal times at the Seahorse Nursery are a social time where all the children sit together with members of staff. We use this time to develop healthy eating habits, good manners and to help the children develop the technique of eating with a spoon, knife and fork and other skills like spreading and chopping.

​We serve one hot meal a day (lunch) and a cold tea. The menus offer a range of balanced meals and are made from healthy nutritional food. Breakfast is a selection of cereals, warm porridge (babies) and toast. We bake bread freshly each day.

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Date of Birth:
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Please ensure you have paid the non-refundable £60 registration fee. The details for this can be found here:
Account Name:    Seahorse (Princes Way) Ltd                         Sort code:     60-01-04                         Account No:    41740750

Our Fees

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ADMISSIONS
Seahorse Nursery offers places out when they become available. We offer nursery places based on:
– Where a sibling attends the nursery
– Where you have requested a transfer for your child from another Seahorse Nursery
– Date of registration (form and receipt of payment)
– Required start date

When a place becomes available you will be contacted and given 48 hours to accept. Once you have accepted a place we send a formal offer letter and you have 5 days to pay the deposit and sign the terms and conditions which secures the Nursery place. The nursery place is only guaranteed if the terms and conditions are signed and returned and the requisite deposit is received within this time.

DEPOSIT
We require a deposit of one month’s full fees. The deposit is refundable once your child has left the nursery and the final fees due have been paid; our bursar reconciliates your child’s account before the deposit is returned. The deposit is not refundable if you do not take up your child’s place.

METHOD OF PAYMENT
Our preferred method of payment is by direct debit.

Payment can also be made by the government Tax Free Childcare system or via manual bank transfer. However, please note, for BACs payment there is an additional administration charge of £5 per month which will be added to your invoice.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS
Seahorse Nursery accepts payment, via the Childcare Voucher system, in respect of Fees only. Under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations we are not allowed to accept vouchers for the Registration fee, deposit or outings etc.

GIVING NOTICE
In the event that you would like to serve notice for your child to leave the nursery, or reduce the number of days your child comes to the nursery, we require two months’ notice in writing; or the payment of two months fees in lieu of notice.

CANCELLING or DEFERRING a child’s place prior to a child’s start date
A child’s place is deemed to have been accepted once the Seahorse Nursery terms and conditions have been signed by the parent/guardian and received by the nursery. The deposit is non-refundable if a child’s place is cancelled. If your child has started at the nursery and you wish to serve notice, then the deposit of one month’s fees for a Nursery place is refundable (provided two calendar months’ notice have been given and there are no outstanding payments due to the Nursery). If a parent/guardian would like to defer their child’s start date (having accepted a place and paid the deposit) the following options are available:
a) Continue to pay the fees due for the nursery place to retain it.
b) Cancel the place (your deposit will be retained) and re-join the registration list and wait for a further place to become available. A further place will be offered based on the admission criteria.

NURSERY CLOSURE and BANK HOLIDAYS
Our Nursery is open 51 weeks a year. We are closed for up to five working days over the Christmas period and for all bank holidays. The monthly fees remain the same every month regardless of these holidays which have been built into the daily fees. We also close for two inset days per year to enable whole staff training – these dates will be given in advance.

15 HOUR GOVERNMENT FUNDED EARLY EDUCATION (15 universal hours)
Seahorse Nursery administers the Government offer of funded (free) early education hours. This totals 570 hours per year for all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-old children. The free hours are incorporated into the childcare fees. Children who are eligible can take up a place after their second or third birthday on the relevant date shown below.

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Child born betweenWill be eligible from
1 January and 31 March1 April
1 April and 31 August1 September
1 September and 31 December1 Janaury

To access the universal free place at Seahorse Nursery you must agree to our ‘Agreed additional services package’ as listed below. Your universal free place is for a minimum of two full days and based on what you choose for your child and nursery availability. The current government grant varies by local authority; funding is for 15 hours per week and for 38 weeks a year. Seahorse Nursery claims and administers this on your behalf.

30 HOUR EXTENDED OFFER (additional 15 funded hours)
Seahorse Nursery administers the Government offer of funded (free) extended early education hours. Parents need to apply through the official website – www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or call the hotline on 0300 123 4097. If you are successful you will be given an 11 digit eligibility code (beginning 5000). You will need to reapply for the additional 15 hours every 3 months. For us to administer the 30 hour offer we require the following information:
– 30 hour eligibility code (known as DERN)
– Parent/s name
– Address and postcode
– Parent’s national insurance number
– Name of child and DOB of child
– Parents written consent for the Nursery to contact the Local Authority to check eligibility.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FEES
Agreed Additional services package: Includes our carefully resourced Nursery environment, highly qualified and experienced pedagogues, 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, an enriched curriculum including our bespoke Inky Swot curriculum (maths and literacy programme), partnership with the Seahorse family and extended opening hours.

Please note that it may be possible to access a completely free offer at another provider and you should contact the Wandsworth EECP Team for further details.