Need to Know

The Curiosity Approach™

We're incredibly proud to be the very first Curiosity Approach Accredited setting in Leicester and the UK!!

The Curiosity Approach™ is an inspirational approach to early childhood which takes inspiration from from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and a sprinkle of Montessori, underpinned by the EYFS.
It's a beautiful recipe of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of early childhood.
This is a modern day approach that fits perfectly in current changing technological times - bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood and creating the 'thinkers and doers' of the future.

The Curiosity Approach is about developing:
Independent thinking
Stronger non-verbal communication
Language and verbal communication
Problem-solving
Lifelong learners

Our Fees

Full day - £56.00 (7.30 - 6pm) a discount is available for children attending 5 full days per week
Short day - £50.00 (8.00 - 3pm or 9.00 to 4pm)

Fees include all meals and snacks.
Our fees are reviewed annually and parents will be given a minimum of one months notice of any increase

Meals

All meals are freshly prepared on the premises by our cooks who hold Food Hygiene Qualifications and have also completed Allergen Awareness training. The daily menu includes-
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Two Course Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Two Course Tea
We cater for individual dietary requirements and a vegetarian option is available daily.
Babies meals are prepared according to their stage in the weaning process and parents / carers will need to provide milk feeds for the day.

Our meals and snacks are planned and prepared following the Eat Better Start Better menu checklist.

Funded Sessions

All three and four year olds are entitled to the universal 15 hours of funding from the term after their third birthday.
Some 3-4 year olds will also be eligible for the extended funding of 15 hours, making a total of 30 hours per week, when parents/ carers and their partner or single parents /carers meet the following criteria -
You earn more than the equivalent of 16 hours at the national living wage or minimum wage per week: for example, over the next three months you expect to earn at least £1,813.76 - the National Living Wage if you are 25 or older AND you earn less than £100,000 per year.

Government funding is intended to cover the delivery of early education and care only. Meals, consumables and additional hours are charged for.