Nursery Visit

At Little Cherubs Nursery & Pre School we are committed to always keeping the staff & children within our care safe & secure. Due to Covid 19 we are no longer offering in face to face visits during our nursery day.

We are happy to send all prospective parents a Virtual Tour to their email along with our nursery brochure. We will then allocate any parents a pre booked telephone/ zoom call to go through any queries you may have.

We are currently offering limited in person visits out of hours (evening) once every half term should you wish to book a space.

Please fill in our ‘Book a visit’ form on our homepage to request one.


Settle in period

We offer every new child a 'settle in' period before their first day, free of charge!

During this time, your child will visit with one parent to spend short periods of time at nursery, growing comfortable in their new environment. This is also an important time for the staff team to get to know you and your child, so they are fully aware of your child’s individual needs.

All Covid19 protocols & government guidance will be adhered to at all times.


Arrival & depature at nursery

During Covid pandemic we have adjusted the way the children enter the nursery building. This has been in place since reopening after the 2020 lockdown.

All children will be dropped off & picked up via the main door by a manager or member of staff from the childs room. This is currently working very well with minimal disruption to the children’s day & traffic around the nursery areas.

Every staff & child’s temperature will be checked on arrival into the setting daily. Should it be above 37.8, your child will be sent home as a precautionary measure.

If any child tests positive for Covid 19 the 10 days isolation will apply as per Gov guidelines

Sessions fees

These sessions may be ‘tweaked’ during Covid19 periods to ensure all protocols & guidance is met.

Sydenham nursery are open from 7.45 am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Parents have the opportunity to access our ‘Early Start session’ from 7.30 am at an additional cost (currently not running due to Covid19 changes).

Shortlands nursery are open from 8.00 am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. Parents have the opportunity to access our ‘Early Start session’ from 7.45 am at an additional cost.

The days which we open exclude bank holidays, the week between Christmas & New Year and up to 3 staff training days that we set at the beginning of each year. Children are required to attend at least 2 days a week to help in providing continuity of care.

Payment of fees is due on the 1st of the month and is payable in advance; we are able to accept Tax free childcare & childcare vouchers to cover the fees or as part payment. Fees are calculated on a termly pro-rata basis; and are therefore payable during holidays and Christmas breaks.

Little Cherubs is pleased to be able to offer a 10% sibling discount off the eldest child’s fees.


3 year funding

All three - and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. Children become eligible for this funding the term after their 3rd birthday.

15 hours funded only spaces are offered to parents over 1 x full day & 1 x half day session. These are allocated with available slots each term & parents may need to have flexibility in days.

30 hours funding

We are please to be able to offer an extra 15 hours to ALL parents that meet the criteria, giving a total of 30 hours free childcare per week during term time.

2 year funding

We offer the 2-year-old early learning entitlement which enables eligible children to 15 hours of free early education during term time only. Children become eligible for this funding the term after their 2nd birthday.

The funding is allocated on a means tested basis by the Local Authority. If you are eligible for this funding, you will receive a ‘Letter of Eligibility’ or ‘Golden Ticket’ which will enable us to claim the free entitlement for your child. This can only be used at ONE setting per term. We cannot offer a space without the original document. Please contact your local authority for more information.


What to do next


Call to book a visit


Fill in a registration form


Secure your space with a deposit


Drop your child off for your settle in days


You're all ready to start!
Little Cherubs Nursery