Minimum Nursery Session Requirement

Minimum Nursery Sessions from September 2017 

From September 2017 we introduced a minimum session requirement in both of our nurseries.  We are doing this primarily to enhance the children’s experience as we notice that the nurseries run more smoothly once children establish a regular routine. This will also help with the continuity of staffing and make it easier when parents want to increase their child’s hours.

The minimum session take up from September 2017 is as follows:

Caterpillars – Minimum of 2 sessions for the first term and a minimum of 5 sessions thereafter.

In the Caterpillar Nursery we offer the following:

  1. Short Morning 8.30am to 12noon = 1 Session
  2. Long Morning 8.30am to 1.30pm = 1 Session
  3. Short Afternoon 12.30pm to 3.30pm = 1 Session
  4. Full Day 8.30am to 3.30pm = 2 Sessions


Butterflies – Minimum of 6 sessions

In the Butterfly Nursery we offer the following:

  1. Long Morning 8.30am to 1.30pm = 1 Session
  2. Full Day 8.30 to 3.30pm = 2 Sessions


It is important to make these changes to enable us to continue to provide the outstanding provision we offer, but, as always, we will do everything we can to try and accommodate parents and their children.