Working Hours Monday - Friday 08:00-16:00
Toll Free 1800.899.900

Opening Times
Opening Times Our opening times start at 8am – 5.30pm, we open five days a week, 51 weeks per year, including the holidays. We close for Christmas and Bank Holidays.

Nursery Places and Bookings
The Nursery must receive a signed and fully completed application form before a place can be considered. Full and part time sessions must fit in to the session times detailed on the application form however we will attempt to meet individual needs where necessary.

Registration Fees and Deposits
A £50.00 non-refundable fee is required upon booking a place. This is payable at time of registration. Deposits do not apply to Funded places.

Fees and Invoices
Nursery fees are payable in advance by cheque, cash, bank transfer or workplace vouchers by the 3rd working day of each month. All invoices will be sent out at least three days prior to the 3rd of the month. If invoices are not received by the 3rd it is the responsibility of the parent to inform the Nursery. Any late payments delivered after the 7th of the Month will incur a £10.00 daily charge.

Early Years Entitlement is available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds from the term following their second birthday. Eligibility for funded 2s place can be viewed at Luton Borough Council's Website for more information.

Childcare Tax Credits you may be able to apply for Tax Credits to help with your childcare costs. To find out if you are eligible contact: • Tax Credit Helpline on 0345 300 3900 or visit: www.taxcredits.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

Employers Childcare Vouchers Masiyanday DayCare also accepts childcare vouchers which may be available from your employer towards the cost of your nursery fees. The vouchers are a financial benefit as they are exempt from tax and national insurance payments, therefore the tax and national insurance amount is calculated.After the voucher amount has been deducted from your salary. From April 2007 the maximum amount you can receive in vouchers is £55 per week or £243 per month. If your employer is not already aware of the childcare vouchers scheme, you and your employer can find more information about childcare vouchers from: www.hmrc.gov.uk/childcare

Masiyanday DayCare accepts all employers’ childcare vouchers

DayCare Uniform
• Black or Grey bottoms, shorts, skirt or pinafore dresses.
• Polo shirt/ Sweatshirt with nursery logo.
• Black school shoes
• Sun caps with nursery logo on. Sweatshirts and polo shirts with the nursery logo are available from the nursery; the rest can be bought at a variety of stores at a reasonable price. The benefits of having a uniform are that the children will look smarter, especially for outings or walks. It prepares the older children for school and you don't have to worry about what your child is going to wear each morning. Please label all items of clothing including shoes.

Curriculum
At Masiyanday DayCare we offer a play based day with hidden learning, We provide well planned experiences indoors and outdoors based on each individual child’s interests. Our staff team will support all children to learn with enjoyment and challenge, having a balance of child initiated and adult led play based activities. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a statutory framework, covering learning and development from the day your child starts with Masiyanday DayCare. Masiyanday DayCare provides all children with a firm foundation on which to build future academic, social and emotional success. We do this by ensuring the Early Years Foundation Stage themes are embedded in all aspects of what we do.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) The Characteristics of Learning are:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
  • The areas of learning identified in the EYFS are:

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework

At Masiyanday DayCare, our routines, activities and nursery environments are designed to enhance these areas, offering them opportunities to play and practice their growing skills, ensuring that every child has an opportunity to learn and develop at a pace that is suitable to them.

We plan, observe and assess your children in each of these areas, allowing us to provide a variety of learning experiences that are not only of interest to them, but building on what they already know! Practitioners will observe your child on a regular basis to identify and assess the progress they are making – regardless of your child’s age or their attendance pattern at nursery. Observations help practitioners to decide where the children are in their learning and development and to plan what to do next.

Observations and photographs of your child will be placed in their own Learning Journey. This document captures their learning from the first day they start at Masiyanday until the day we say goodbye. We encourage parents and other family members to contribute to this document throughout your child’s time at Masiyanday DayCare.