Here are some commonly asked questions. If this doesn’t give you the information you need please get in touch.

What schools do you drop off to and collect from?

Sandhurst and Torridon Primary Schools.

Are you registered with Ofsted?


Do you take 4 year olds?

Yes, as long as they are at school they can come to Saplings.

Do you take childcare vouchers?

Of course! Let us know who your voucher provider is and we will register with them if we haven’t already. We are also signed up to accept funds from the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme.

Do the children get a hot meal?

Sometimes. There is a rolling menu plan with a mix of hot and cold snacks such as pasta, jacket potatoes, wraps and beans on toast. There will also always be access to drinks such as milk, water and squash and snacks such as fruit and yoghurts.

What if I’m late?

We realise that this happens in London and we will be there tidying until 6.30pm. If you arrive before 6.15pm there will be no charge, between 6.15-6.30pm there will be a late fee and after 6.30pm we will follow our non collection policy. We will obviously never abandon a child!

What if I freelance so don’t know if I need you?

We have 2 places that can be booked last minute. We do need to have you “on the books” so that we know where to collect your child and the school are happy for us to do so. Please contact us if this is something that interests you.

I am struggling to afford working and this is out of my budget

We have 2 reduced price places that will be means tested. If this could help you please get in touch with us.

Do you offer a holiday club?

Yes in 2021 we are offering a Half Term holiday club 1st-4th June and a Summer holiday club 2nd-27th August.