The Hive and The Nest are open during 51 weeks of the year for paid childcare, closing only between Christmas and New Year (and on bank holidays).
The Centre has 5 staff training/professional development days (INSET days) each year, which result in some or all areas of the Centre being closed.
Our next inset days are:
Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Whole Centre Closure*
Monday 4th November 2019 - Hive & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
Friday 14th February 2020 - Whole Centre Closure*
Friday 22nd May 2020 - Whole Centre Closure*
Tuesday 30th June 2020 - Hive & 2 Year Old Funded Places Closed Only
INSET Day Information:
Hive Nursery School - There are 39 weeks (or 195 days) in a 'school year' - schools are required to be open for 38 weeks (190 days). The difference of 5 days is used for staff training and development purposes, known as INSET Days. The maximum free nursery hours entitlement for government funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds is 570 hours per year or up to 15 hours per week.
Nest (0-2 provision) & Non-Funded Den (2-3 provision) children, will have a total of 3 INSET Days per year.
Hive (3-4 provision) & 2 Year Old Funded Den Children will be closed for 5 days a year in total.