Giggles Offer a variety of sessions at affordable prices
Settling in Sessions
We want your child to feel comfortable, safe and happy here at giggles. And we understand that changes of routine, new faces and a different environment can be daunting. We invite you and your child to spend four hours with us, completely free of charge spread out over two weeks. These settling in sessions are flexible. It is important that you as a parent feel 100% happy leaving your child in our care. By spending some time with us, we can answer any queries you may have before hand, and you get a unique insight into how your child interacts with us and the setting.
“Our daughter Lotti has recently started one full day a week at Giggles. At the settling in sessions, we felt very welcomed, a friendly warm atmosphere with a ‘home from home’ feel.
Giggles was clean and tidy and lots of lovely outdoor play equipment as well as indoors. It was evident the children had been busy, lots of work displayed both indoors and outside.
The children that were there clearly had a great relationship with Kirsty, Sam and the rest of her team, interacting with them, having fun whilst learning.
Giggles is very well organised, the policies and procedures were clear and reassuring.
Kirsty has set up a tapestry account, a great way to communicate and see how Lotti is developing and what she has been learning. Lotti had loved her days at Giggles, warmly greeted at the door by Kirsty and happy to be left in their caring hands. I would highly recommend Giggles to any parent, a friendly, happy, fun and homely environment for children to learn in.
Thank you Giggles xx” Anita Bilkey (Facebook)
There are a whole host of emotions that as parents we go through when being away from our children. Our settling in session are aimed at positively reassuring you, and allowing you to get to know us. We welcome parents to call at any time to find out how their child is doing, and actively encourage this.
“My daughter has some separation anxiety. Giggles childcare has been amazing especially kirsty making her time there fun and taking into account what my daughter needs. 10/10 highly recommended!” – Debbie Tamblin (Facebook)
Breakfast Club – 7:45-8:45
Breakfast is one of most important parts of the day. At Giggles we provide a Healthy and nutritional breakfast from 07:45 am. Breakfast club includes safe drop off to the local Primary school for children attending, or can flow into a Full Day Care session, Or Just a morning session.
The Breakfast club price is £7.50 for a 7:45 am to 8:45 am session. This Includes Breakfast and local school drop off to St. Columb Major Academy.
“My daughter loves breakfast club at Giggles. She always has a delicious & nutritious breakfast and then time for a play before being dropped off to her classroom at school. The premises is clean, bright and spacious with a super outdoors area. The service we have received has always been super. Thank you.” – Lucy Roberts (Facebook)
After School Club – 15:15-18:00
After school club is priced at £6 per hour from 15:15 pm to 18:00 pm. Which includes a safe Collection from the local primary school. In the winter months and when the weather isn’t so nice, this will be in our seven seater giggle car. During the summer months we aim to walk back to the setting. A light snack is included , however home made Evening meals can be provided for £3.00 for those busy days or long drives home. Please ask to see a copy of our menu.
“Kirsty often picks my children up after school and does a great job of making them feel welcome and special. Lily especially loves the little hair/jewellery kits that Kirsty has got her for when she visits. Kirsty always manages to fit them in and even juggles picking them up around their after school clubs !! They are both looking forward to a few visits in the summer holidays too !! ” – Lorraine Pearce (Facebook)
Our day care sessions start from 08:00 to 18:00 and can be broken down into five hour sessions at £27.50 per session which run from 8 am-1 pm or 1 pm-6 pm. We are delighted to offer a £10 reduction for a full day session at £45.00.
“My son has not had a single tear since leaving him with Kirsty and the girls at Giggles, he absolutely loves it and is genuinely happy being left in their care.
The setting is amazing, bright, safe, secure and spacious with a great outdoor space for all weathers.
I’m kept up to date on his progress and how his day has been, I couldn’t ask for more.
The flexibility is amazing and has accommodated all my needs.” – Charlie Roose – (Facebook)
We now offer the 30 hours childcare funding. click here to find out more.
Two, Three and Four-year-old funding is available to qualifying parents, and is available term time only. We also accept KiddiVouchers, Edenred vouchers we are also part of the tax-free childcare scheme.
Giggles Day Care sessions provide children with an exciting action packed, quality educational experience that eases their transition into Preschool or primary education. We see children as active learners by allowing them the choice and a role in their learning, we strive to develop confident happy learners.
A typical day at Giggles Childcare
7:45 – 8:15am: Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am: Free play
9:45am-10am: Register/Wiggle & Giggle
11:15am-12:30noon: Free flow & Activities (outing)
12:45noon-1:15pm: Lunch time
1:30pm-1:45pm: Register/Wiggle & Giggle
2:45pm-4:45pm: Free Flow & Activities
5:30-6pm: Quiet Time (Books, films)
Whilst I believe routine is important it is by no means rigid and days will be adapted to suit the children’s needs that are in that day plus the weather may play a part in our daily routine.
Activities include, Cooking, Messy Play, Music, Make It Fix It, Around the world, The Giggles Garden, to name but a few. Each Activity is designed to target specific areas of the EYFS framework in a fun enjoyable nature.
Exploration Throughout the spring, summer and autumn months, we take advantage of the wonderful area of the country we live in. We go out and about to explore the seasons, and how our environment changes throughout the year.
Other trips include visits to Cornwall’s Creely, Jungle Jacks, Dairy land, Local Beaches and Parks and farms.
We also visit Local shops, such as Greengrocers, butchers and bakers and fishmongers to see where our food comes from and how it is grown caught or made. ***
The lost gardens of Heligan
We recommend that you join in with your child’s learning and sessions here at Giggles by logging in to their personal tapestry learning journal online.
*** Parents will always be advised of trips and outings in advance when possible. Personal preferences and religious views will always be respected with regards to locations and subjects. Most trips are included in our fees, however from time there will be a small charge for trips. For example, Dairy land, zoo, indoor active or Eden Project. Prior to going on any trips or outing a Risk Assessment is always done.
Help with Child Care Costs ?
The government have produced this helpful website, to workout if they and Giggles Childcare can assist you with your childcare costs. While you are considering different sessions available at Giggles, why not take two minutes to see if you qualify for any funding assistance.
Please feel free to ask us for any more information.