Our Mission  

To create a warm, friendly and stimulating environment for young children to develop their social and creative skills with the reassurance of fully qualified, experienced and regularly trained staff, highly equipped facilities and secure premises. We will continually maintain high standards and nurture a close working relationship with the parents / carers to provide the ultimate learning experience for your child. 

Our Aims and Objectives  

To provide a safe, stimulating and happy environment for each child in our care, recognising that the welfare of the child is paramount. 
To promote equality and diversity; our policy opposes and discrimination on the ground of race, ethnicity, ability, sex and religion. 
To work in partnership with parents and take account of any needs arising from race, culture, language and religion; to treat all children as individuals. 
To provide opportunities for all children to develop at an appropriate rate comfortable for them. 
To share information and advice with parents, welcoming them into the nursery at any time – whether for formal or informal discussions – confidentiality is respected. 
To offer training for staff as appropriate ensuring their personal/professional development – enabling them to update their skills. 
To ensure a non-discriminatory environment for staff and parents alike at all times. 
To work in partnership with other professional bodies. 

Early Years Funding  

Parents are entitled to claim funding known as Free Entitlement (Early Years Provision). Your 2 year old may get free early education and childcare if you get one of the following: 
Income Support 
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) 
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 
Universal Credit 
Tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax 
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit 
Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 
The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 

A child may also get free early education & childcare if any of the following apply:  

They’re looked after by a local council 
They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan 
They get Disability Living Allowance 
They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order 
All 3 to 4 year olds in England can get 570 hours of free childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Your child will receive 5 x 3 hour sessions per week from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. From September 2017 all 3 – 4 year olds will continue to be eligible for 15 hours per week of free early education. This is a universal entitlement for all children. The new entitlement is an extension and provides an additional 15 hours of free childcare for children that are eligible. 
The new entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours. The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW), and less than £100,000 per year. 

How to register 

To register for our Little Gruffalo's Pre-School, please download and fill in our word document application and email it to manager@ctca.org.uk 

Can I get help with my childcare costs? 

Government help with childcare costs for parents. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Families Information Service Hub 

Providing information and advice to families, parents, carers and childcare providers responsible for looking after children and young people. 

Opening Times 

Monday – Friday (Term Time ONLY). Little Gruffalo’s Pre-School: 9.00am-12.00pm and 12.45pm-3.45pm / Breakfast Club: 7am-9am / Out of School: 3.30pm-6pm 

Pre-School Lunch 

Little Gruffalo's offer Pre-School lunches, that you can add on for £2.50 per day. Please find the menu linked below. 
“My child has come on loads since coming to Little Gruffalo’s. Keep doing what you are doing. You are a great team.” 
Dad of HL 
“It is a lovely pre-school with very friendly staff. Always very helpful and kind. They have helped my child a lot.” 
Mum of SN 
“My child has come on really well. Thank you to all the staff especially Alison. He will miss you all.” 
Dad of HT 
“My son seems to love Little Gruffalo’s. He always skips in and tells me hr has had a great day. The staff are friendly, and he has taken up new hobbies such as baking since starting.” 
Mum of LM 
“It has been lovely to see my child grow at Little Gruffalo’s. He has come on amazingly with his speech as they have worked closely with him. He is always happy going to pre-school and gets on well with the staff and other children.” 
Mum of EB 

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