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Bookworms Nursery

Daytime childcare at Farnborough College of Technology – open to the public

Looking for childcare in Farnborough? Our popular nursery provides daytime childcare for local families, students, and college staff. Bookworms Nursery has its own dedicated area situated within the College campus, containing a specialised Baby Room, Toddler Room, Pre-school Room and an outdoor play area. Childcare is available during term-time for children aged three months to five years. Make an enquiry or arrange a visit today.

Our experienced staff are devoted to providing a safe and enjoyable environment, which encourages children to learn and play. For those living locally, Bookworms could be a suitable alternative to childminders, or nurseries and crèches situated further away. The nursery is also popular with our students and staff, who can feel reassured knowing their child is being cared for in close proximity while they study and work.

Opening Hours

Bookworms Nursery is open:

Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
(Term-time only)

Each day at the nursery is divided into the following sessions:

Full day 8.30am-5.30pm (4.30pm on Fridays)
Morning session 8.30am-12pm
Short morning 9am-11.30am
Morning with lunch 8.30am-1pm
Afternoon session 1pm-5.30pm (4.30pm on Fridays)
Afternoon session with lunch 12pm-5.30pm (4.30pm on Fridays)

Fees

Nursery Fees 2019-20

Fees can be paid by cash, card, cheque or BACS transfer. Fees include a morning snack, hot lunch and an afternoon snack where applicable.

Session name Hours covered Under 2's cost Over 2’s cost
Full day 08:30-17:30 £59.00 £54.00
Full day (Friday only) 08:30-16:30 £55.00 £50.00
Morning 08:30-12:00 £32.00 £29.00
Morning with lunch 08:30-13:00 £39.00 £37.00
Afternoon with lunch 12:00-17:30 £45.00 £40.00
Afternoon with lunch (Friday only) 12:00-16:30 £39.00 £37.00
Afternoon 13:00-17:30 £36.00 £34.00
Afternoon (Friday only) 13:00-16:30 £32.00 £29.00
Meal cost For funded only children £3.00 £3.00
Late pick-up fee Applied for 15 minutes late £25.00 £25.00

A registration fee of £25.00 is payable to the nursery on a place being offered - this is £10.00 for students studying at Farnborough College of Technology/University Centre Farnborough.

A sibling discount of 10% applies to the oldest child’s fees, while two or more children are attending the nursery.

Childcare vouchers are accepted as payment for fees. The nursery is also registered to receive tax-free childcare payments.

Early Years Entitlement - All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to funding for up to 30 hours per week during school term times. Starting from the beginning of the term after their third Birthday.

Funding for two year olds is available, subject to set criteria being met. Find out more here.

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Baby Room

Toddler Room

Pre-School Room

Outdoor Play Area

Daily Activities

During your child’s time at Bookworms they will get to experience a wide variety of activities:

  • All children can explore a wide variety of sensory materials
  • Children have access to sand everyday, and water play is offered to the children while outdoors
  • Art and craft form a big part of the activities the children access
  • Children are free to choose what toys they would like to play with during the day; puzzles and games are also available for quieter moments
  • We have singing and story times daily, and books are always available in our cozy corners
  • We try to cook with the children every month
  • Our babies join in with baby yoga and movement play (jabadao) - we are also soon going to be introducing baby Bollywood to the babies to get them moving and dancing to music
  • The garden is used daily for the children and we have waterproof suits for all - a little bit of rain doesn’t stop us!

Snacks and Lunches:

All meals served at the nursery are prepared and cooked by the College's refectory. Dietary requirements for allergies, intolerances, and/or religious needs are catered for. The nursery garden has a space for growing fruits and vegetables, and the children are encouraged to help look after the plants. These fruits and vegetables are then used at snack times or as part of the main meal.

Parent Reviews

"My son is almost 4 and has attended Bookworms since he was 4 months old. I chose Bookworms because the staff are lovely, supportive and welcoming. The nursery is equipped with everything a child needs for play, learning and development. All activities are thought out and planned fantastically, and the children have many opportunities to use other departments at the college (for example, the music department). Bookworms also has people come in to read stories, and participate in other areas of learning which is a fantastic resource to have!

The children have access to a garden which has bikes, scooters, climbing equipment, and so much more. The communication between staff and parents is amazing, and I am always kept up to date with my son's progress. All achievements are celebrated and the children are always smiling and laughing when I am in the nursery. My son has an amazing relationship with all staff and his keyworker, and he always comes home very happy and can't wait to start his next day at nursery. Overall, my experiences are very positive and I think Bookworms is amazing!"

- Charlie Grover

“Both my daughters have been attending bookworms for the past two years and they both truly love it there. I feel that the staff do not just carry out their jobs to an excellent standard but they genuinely care for the children. My daughters constantly come home happy and singing the songs they have learnt that day as well as explaining what work and play they carried out. Bookworms also do a lot of walks and outdoor education and play, which my daughters not only love but I feel is important within their development. I would recommend Bookworms to any parent and thank you all for the wonderful job you are doing with my girls.”

– Jonathan Blower

Bookworms Policies and Procedures

You can find our policies and procedures here:

Bookworms Privacy Notice

Bookworms Policies and Procedures

Contact Us

Click here to make an enquiry or arrange a visit.

Alternaitvely, you can contact us at 01252 407080 or email bookworms@farn-ct.ac.uk if you have any questions, would like to meet the Manager and their team, or would like to see the nursery and creche facilities.

Bookworms Nursery
Farnborough College of Technology
Boundary Road
Farnborough
GU14 6SB

As an Ofsted-registered nursery, we are pleased with Ofsted’s comments that: “staff are skilled in providing for children’s individual needs, ensuring every child makes good progress”, and that we “secure effective partnerships with parents.” Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, meeting the needs of the individual child. All children will be given opportunities to develop as individuals, be encouraged to express themselves and feel a sense of achievement in their own learning.