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To add your child’s name to our waiting list, you need to complete our application form and pay a £5 administrative fee directly into our bank account. Please note, this £5 fee is non-refundable.
Once you have been offered a place, you will need to secure it by paying a deposit. This will be equivalent to two week’s fees, so if you are offered a full time place, this will be £515. The deposit is then held until your last day at 1st Place, when it will be returned to you with in 4 weeks, provided your account balance has been paid in full.
If you would like to apply for a place at any of our nurseries, please email Admissions@1stplace.uk.com
1st Place Children & Parents Centre – 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park, London SE5 0RN
020 7740 8070, firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Place at Cambridge House – 8.00am till 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Cambridge house, 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF
020 7358 7009, email@example.com
1st Place at Lorrimore Square – 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Lorrimore Square, SE17 3QU
020 3841 9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
We can accommodate children aged 6 months to 5 years.
At 1st Place we deliver the standard EYFS Curriculum. We are also inspired by some of the ideas and ways of working in the Reggio Emilia Approach. We have a variety of toys and indoors and outdoors spaces to meet the needs of different age groups and allow all children explore their interests.
Please take a look at Sample Daily routine.
Nutritious and healthy meals are cooked by a professional cook at Chumleigh for both sites, and all special dietary needs are catered for.
Breakfast is between 8am and 8:45am each morning, there is a hot meal for lunch and tea is served from 3:30-4pm. Fruit snacks are provided for the morning snack, water and milk is available throughout the day. Please see our Sample menu.
To view a copy of our nursery fees for 1 April 2018-31 March 2019, please download the following document:
If you are an existing parent and would like to pay your child’s nursery fees, please use the following bank details:
If you have any questions about our nursery fees, please contact email@example.com.
Some 2 year-olds are eligible for 15 hours’ free education. To qualify you must be in receipt of one of the following:
All 3 and 4 year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year. Your child is entitled to receive it from the term after your child turns 3.
1st Place offers a limited number of funded places (15 hours per week, term-time only) for 2 year olds through the government’s Free Early Education programme. We currently have a large waiting list for these places, and each time we have a space in one of our nurseries, we will offer this to a 2 year old child on our waiting list. The offer of free early learning for eligible two year old children is aimed at those families who may not otherwise benefit from early learning at this age, so we have chosen to offer our funded spaces to this age group. Children who join us at 2 years old then stay with us until they go onto primary school.
This means that, unfortunately, we are not able to offer the 15 hour funded places to children who are 3 or over at the time of joining the nursery. Parents are able to use their 15 hour entitlement with us as part of a paid place, and top up the 15 hours if they wish. There are many other providers within Southwark who do offer these places for 3 and 4 year olds, and Southwark Council maintain a list of nurseries online. Or you can contact the Family Information Service.
Your employer can provide vouchers that can be used towards the cost of childcare. You can receive up to the following amounts in childcare vouchers each month without having to pay tax or National Insurance on them.
The vouchers may be offered as a benefit on top of your ordinary pay or through a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme where you permanently give up some ordinary pay in return for vouchers. You’ll pay tax on any extra vouchers your employer pays unless you earn less than £8,500 a year.
1st Place accepts electronic childcare vouchers – we have accounts already set up with several different providers so please contact us to check for an account number. We also accept Direct Payment for childcare from employers which works in the same way as childcare vouchers – please contact us if you need more information on this.