About us

About Little Cygnets Childcare Ltd

Having successfully set up Little Butterflies Childcare Ltd in Spring 2012 Irene and Leanne had a vision to develop their business and create a second setting to serve families in Killingworth and the surrounding areas. Little Cygnets Childcare Ltd, operating within the White Swan Centre, opened in Autumn 2015 offering high quality childcare to under 5's.

All of the staff team at Little Cygnets Childcare are passionate about creating a friendly environment where the children can enjoy playing and busy themselves with plenty of activities, free play and much more.

At Little Cygnets Childcare we provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children feel happy and secure. By providing support, encouragement and praise we help children to make sense of real life situations, develop awareness of themselves and create positive attitudes towards others.

A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in it's own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Our vision

We aim to work in partnership with our parents through the structure of our key worker development programme. This programme enables each staff member to monitor carefully the development of children within their care, by completing daily diaries, development record sheets and liaising on a regular basis with parents. This encourages each child to progress to his or her full potential in a warm, secure and caring environment.

Opening times

We are open from 7:30am until 6:00pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.

We are closed for two weeks over the Christmas period and all bank holidays.

Our fees

Fees can be paid by childcare vouchers, cash or direct debit.

Daily fees

7:30am - 12:30pm

£30

1:00pm - 6:00pm

£30

9:00am - 3:00pm

£36

7:30am - 6:00pm

£49

Weekly fees

Monday to Friday. Price per week

7:30am - 6pm

£230

Free early years entitlement

Our nursery provides two or three year free funded places through the local authority for 15 hours per week. Eligibility is checked for funded places.

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