Where is the Kindergarten?
We are based on private farm land in the village of White Castle Nr Llantilio Crosenny. The Kindergarten is approximately 15mins drive from Abergavenny (8 miles) and 20 minutes drive from Raglan (9 miles) and Monmouth (10miles).
What age do you take children from?
Places are available for children aged 2 -5.
What are your staff ratios?
We are registered to care for a maximum of 12 children at any one time. We have 3 members of staff and our ratio is 1:4.
Are you Ofsted / Estyn registered?
We are registered with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) to provide Day Care for a maximum of 12 children. Our registration number is W15/00001645
What are the fees?
Day Rate: £40 (8/hr)
Can I supply my own waterproofs?
We have carefully researched and chosen waterproofs that are comfortable, warm, hardwearing and stand up to lots of rain and mud! As practitioners, your child's safety and wellbeing is our priority. We choose to supply the waterproofs so that we know all children are safeguarded equally.
Do you offer hours as part of the Childcare Offer for Wales?
We do not offer hours under the Childcare Offer for Wales scheme.
What are your opening hours?
We open Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm during TERM TIME ONLY.
What do you do when it rains?
Play! We want to encourage children to embrace all kinds of weather. We believe that with the right clothes and attitude we can have just as much fun - whatever the weather!
What do you do when the weather is really bad?
We are not a survival school and take the welfare of your child very seriously. There may be occasions when the weather is deemed too extreme (high winds / thunder storms) to be on site. In such instances we will close the Kindergarten and carry out our session from a local indoor venue - Raglan Farm Park.
My child wears nappies is this ok?
We will work with parents to support each child according to their individual stage of development. We have nappy changing facilities on site. Parents are required to provide their preferred choice of nappy.
Where will my child go to the toilet?
We have purpose built compost toilets with sinks and running water for handwashing. We also have 2 camp toilets and portable sinks that can be set up in various locations around the site.
How many days does my child need to attend?
We recommend that your child attends for a minimum of 2 days a week to ease settling, form friendships and get the maximum benefit from our unique setting.
When can my child start?
Enrolment opens twice a year. Our main intake is in September with an additional intake in April. From time to time places may become available mid term - if for example a family moves away from the area. Please note that 2 year olds will not be enrolled during the winter months - Dec/Jan/Feb.
Do we have to join the waiting list?
No, you do not have to join the waiting list, however, places are offered first to those families that have joined. It is important to note that joining the waiting list does not automatically gaurantee a place for your child. We keep our waiting list numbers low to give you the very best chance of securing one.
Do you provide food?
We understand that young children can be quite particular about their food or may have specific dietary requirements. It is important that they eat well to maintain their energy and so we ask parents to provide a packed lunch and water.