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The following terms govern the basis on which we agree to provide the two-year-old free entitlement childcare services to you (the “Terms and Conditions”). We are Childbase Partnership Limited, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 02418535 and whose registered office is at Kingston House, Northampton Road, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 8NJ (“we”, “our”, “us”, the “nursery”). Please note that our general terms and conditions (available at are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

1. In order to be considered for free entitlement childcare services and to ensure that free entitlement funding can be claimed on your child’s behalf, you must return a fully completed local authority parent declaration (available from us on request) and provide us with your child’s unique eligibility code with the local authority by the deadline confirmed to you by us.

2. Subject to the eligibility requirements set out in paragraph 1 and session availability at the nursery, the nursery provides two-year-old free entitlement sessions, funded by the UK Government, of up to 570 hours per year (“Free Entitlement Sessions”).

3. The Free Entitlement Sessions are accessible up to 11 hours per week over 52 weeks per year, and are subject to nursery availability within the following session times:

• Monday to Friday, between 13.45 – 16.30 (up to a maximum of 4 sessions per week); or

• One full day session (08.00 – 18.00) per week on a Monday or Friday.

4. A voluntary contribution which covers the operating consumables costs provided to your child, for example, the meals and snacks served in nursery, or the sun cream provided when the weather dictates, will be requested by the nursery. This contribution is voluntary, and no expectation is placed on any parent or carer to agree to and act on this request. The voluntary contribution of £2 (for 13.45-16.30 sessions) or £5 (for 08.00-18.00 sessions) per session and is based on an annualised calculation and charged monthly (£2/5 x sessions attended per week x 52 weeks per year ÷ 12 months). If you do not wish to pay this contribution, please make your nursery aware in writing so that we do not charge this to your account.

5. Subject to nursery availability, additional AM (07:30 – 13:00), PM (13:00 – 18:30) or full day (07:30 -18:30) sessions can be purchased for children who attend Free Entitlement Sessions. However, individual hours of childcare services cannot be purchased to extend the Free Entitlement Sessions.

6. Free Entitlement Sessions can only be used in relation to the sessions set out in paragraph 3 above and cannot be utilised when attending an extra session outside of your contracted booking pattern or be swapped for other sessions.

7. Please note that it is not possible to access both free entitlement only and wraparound care sessions within your child’s booking pattern. The nursery provides wraparound care sessions under a separate set of terms and conditions, which are available from the nursery on request.

8. The provision of Free Entitlement Sessions is subject to government funding and will be reviewed at the start of each term (being the spring term (running from 1 January – 31 March), the summer term (running from 1 April – 31 August) and the autumn term (running from 1 September – 31 December)) in line with any local authority changes relating to Free Entitlement Sessions. If any local authority changes result in your child no longer meeting the then current criteria stipulated by the local authority for access to Free Entitlement Sessions, we reserve the right to retract and/or amend your child’s place at the nursery at the end of the then current term.

9. If a child’s eligibility for Free Entitlement Sessions ceases for any reason (other than as set out in paragraph 8), this will result in immediate termination of the child’s Free Entitlement Sessions.

10. If the local authority refuses payment to the nursery, or requires reimbursement from the nursery, for the Free Entitlement Sessions, you are liable for the equivalent monetary value of any funding for the Free Entitlement Sessions that we expected to receive from, or are required to reimburse to, the local authority and this will be charged to your account.

11. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions to reflect changes in law or new arrangements and fees relating to the provision of free entitlement childcare services. We will notify you of any impending changes by email as soon as reasonably practicable.

12. By signing these Terms and Conditions, you authorise us to check and verify your child’s unique eligibility code with the local authority, and for the local authority to provide any necessary confirmation and future notifications regarding the validity of your child’s funding eligibility.

13. Please be aware these Terms and Conditions apply solely to children utilising two-year-old funded entitlement sessions only. Once your child becomes entitled to three to five-year-old (universal) funding, the two-year-old funding entitlement will end and you will have to apply for three to fiveyear-old funding. A copy of our terms and conditions relating to three to five-year-old funding is available on request.

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Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200