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Avranches Day Nursery,
which is situated on Trinity Hill, opened in 1994 and is registered
under the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law to care for up to 92
children. We can care for children from 3 months old to school
Our aim is to provide a real foundation for the future and
encourage learning for each child in our care. We maintain a warm,
friendly, stimulating and safe environment where children are
encouraged to reach their full potential with the support of our
dedicated, professional teams. Children are treated with respect
and are encouraged to have respect for others.
Our Qualifications &
Our experience and professional staff are fully qualified
in child care and education and undertake continuous professioal
development throughout the year. We are accredited in Baby
Effective Early Learning ('BEEL') and use the Under 3's Quality
framework for the children under three years. We are accredited in
Effective Early Learning ('EEL') and use the Pre-School Quality
framework for children age 3 to 5 years.
The staffing ratios are as follows:
Over 3 years - 1 adult per 8 children
2-3 years - 1 adult per 4 children
Under 2 years - 1 adult per 3 children
We comply with the recommendations of the States' Environmental
Health Department - a booklet is kept at the Nursery should parents
or guardians wish to read it on request.
When a child begins at our Nursery we encourage parents and
guardians to stay with the child as the period of separation is
slowly lengthened until your child is settled and
confident. The time needed for adjustment will vary from child
to child. Each child will have a designated 'keyworker' in
each nursery room. Keyworkers and parents are encouraged to
develop a mutually supportive relationship to ensure continuity of
care from home to the nursery. The development of a child is
recorded by staff in personal learning journeys, which the parent
or guardian are welcome to read and contribute to at any
A wide range of activities and experiences are provided to
help the children to develop physically, intellectually,
emotionally and socially, in line with current recommendations.
Outings are an important part of nursery life and are arranged as
often as possible. We have a minibus which is equipped with child
safety seats and full insurance. We also use other forms of
transport such as the local bus and Le Petit Train and sometimes go
How to reserve a place with us
An application form to reserve a place
at the nursery can be completed online.
When a nursery place becomes available, you will be contacted by
the Practice Manager and a confirmation form must be completed and
signed by the parents or guardians.
A deposit will be paid by the parent or guardian to the Nursery on
acceptance of the offer. Payment of fees for the child's
attendance should be made monthly in advance by direct debit.
From 1st September 2016, for children 0-3 years not
accessing Nursery Education Fund (NEF).
Full time per day/week: 7.30am-5.30pm
: includes all snacks & lunches
day/week: 7.30am-2.30pm/8am - 3pm
: includes snacks & lunches
: includes morning snacks & lunches
: includes afternoon snacks
Priority will be given to children attending nursery five days a
week; there must be a minimum of two sessions per week on full days
and short days only.
Full week sessions (assumes a 5 day attendance)
Please note that the Parish also enforces a late collection
charge after 5.30pm of £26.71 for all ages.
As working parents, you may be eligible for Income
Support. Please contact the States' Employment and Social
Security Department on (01534) 445505.
Children accessing NEF will be charged at an hourly rate of
£5.15 for additional hours required and £2.10 per lunch
Contact Avranches Day Nursery
Le Mont de la Trinité
Nursery Coordinator: Linda Le Marquard
Practice Manager: Carole Luce
Phone: (01534) 811719
Monday - Friday
7.30am - 5.30pm
The nursery is closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and
(Christmas Eve 2pm finish, re-opening 2nd January or
equivalent day should 2nd January fall on a weekend). Please see
notice boards to confirm times.