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Bumbles Day Care was established by Proprietor Patricia Maxwell (Registered Person) in 1993 and now incorporates 2 settings. Our original victorian house (Bumbles 1) provides care for our under 2 and under 4 age groups whilst our setting within Rosetta Primary School (Bumbles 2) provides wrap around care for nursery and primary school aged children.We believe that children, as individuals, learn through creative play and at Bumbles they will be encouraged to develop at their own pace. With the emphasis on fun, the entire day is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our highly trained and committed team of Early Years Practitioners and Co-ordinators provide your children with quality care and education in a homely, safe, stimulating and welcoming environment, making Bumbles a place for living, playing, learning and growing up in.Lots of helpful information is dotted throughout our website but for a quick summary please click to see our Statement of Purpose.

Important Dates:

Please note: Bumbles’ days of closure are still charged for on all accounts.

Fee Schedule 1st April 2016

Attendance
@
Bumbles Day Care
Bumbles 1*** Bumbles 2
Nursery Playstation
(After Nursery School)
Kids Club
(Rosetta)
Kids Club
(Other Schools)
Weekly 190.00 145.00 90.00 100.00
Daily 43.00 N/A 19.00 21.00
1/2 Day 32.00 32.00 N/A N/A
Breakfast Club N/A N/A 2.00 N/A
Holiday Club Daily N/A N/A 35.00 35.00

***Please note we only cater for Bumblinos (3-14 months) places on a 4 or 5 Full day basis***

 

Standard Monthly Amounts @ A Glance

Bumbles 1

Number
of Days
Full Time Days Part Time Days
Daily Weekly Monthly Daily Weekly Monthly
Standard Monthly Rate = Weekly Rate X 52 / 12 months)
5*** 38.00 190.00 823.33 30.00 150.00 650.00
4 43.00 172.00 745.33 32.00 128.00 554.66
3 43.00 129.00 559.00 32.00 96.00 416.00
2 43.00 86.00 372.66 32.00 64.00 277.33

***Discount Applied for Full Time Attendance***

Bumbles 2

Number
of Days
Playstation Kids Club
(Rosetta)
Kids Club
(Other Schools)
Daily Weekly Monthly Daily Weekly Monthly Daily Weekly Monthly
Standard Monthly Rate = Weekly Rate X 44 / 10 months (September – June inclusive))
5*** 29.00 145.00 638.00 18.00 90.00 396.00 20.00 100.00 440.00
4 32.00 128.00 563.20 19.00 76.00 334.40 21.00 84.00 369.60
3 32.00 96.00 422.40 19.00 57.00 250.80 21.00 63.00 277.20
2 32.00 64.00 281.60 19.00 38.00 167.20 21.00 42.00 184.80

***Discount Applied for Full Time Attendance***

Fee Information

  • A £100.00 refundable deposit together with a completed registration forms secures a place in Bumbles Day Care.
  • Fees are usually reviewed annually and parents will receive 1 month’s notice of any changes.
  • Fees are still payable when a child is absent due to sickness or holidays etc.
  • Extra days attended over and above normal registered attendance will be calculated in arrears unless advance notice is provided in which case they will be added on in advance.
  • The weekly rate is discounted. A discretionary sibling discount may be available where siblings attend on a full time basis. Discount is removed if attendance pattern is reduced.
  • Bumbles’ 1 fees are payable 52 weeks of the year.
  • Bumbles’ 2 fees are payable (September – June) 44 weeks regardless of attendance during holiday periods @ the normal rate.
  • Parents must inform Bumbles of the required FULL days at the start of September for the period: 1st September – 31st January and, at the start of January for the period: 1st February – 30th June. A Booking Form will be emailed for completion and return.
  • If Kids Club children attend FULL days during holiday periods: Hallowe’en, Christmas, MidTerm Break and Easter / Exceptional School Closure Days then the difference between the term time rate and the holiday rate will be added on per session. The full day rate during holiday periods is £35. Therefore, Rosetta will have an additional £16 for a full day session and all other schools will have an additional £14 session.
  • Children who do not wish to attend the full day during the! school holiday periods / exceptional closure days can still come in for the afternoon session as per term time. This must be confirmed in advance.
  • There can be NO REDUCTION for non attendance as Bumbles 2 continues to be in operation during these holiday periods / days of closure.
  • Summer attendance is optional but it must be booked by the 31st of May each year. A Booking Form will be available from mid May.

Payment Terms

Invoices are issued on the 19th of each month for the following month and all fees must be paid in advance by the last working day of the preceding month, i.e. Fees due for April must be paid in full by 31st March. Various forms of payment are accepted:

  • Cheques must be dated the 24th of each month, in advance of the next month and are lodged on the 24th of each month.
  • Bank Transfers must reach Bumbles Account before the last working day of each month, in advance of the next month
  • Vouchers must be authorised to reach the Bumbles account by the last working day of each month, in advance of the next month. If paying partially by voucher, then the voucher amount should be deducted from the Monthly Amount due and a cheque or standing order should be written / calculated for the remainder.
  • Cash must be received by the last working day of each month, in advance of the next month
  • Parents can pay the Standard Monthly Amount for the year, i.e. 1st April – 31st March or on a calendar month basis where the amount varies each month.
  • Bumbles cannot respond to requests for periods of reduced care / reduced fees

Join Our Team

We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our team.

Please scroll down to check for any current vacancies or download an application form

Current Vacancies

DUE TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE 18+

 
We have no vacancies currently

Equality Statement: Bumbles Day Care is an equal opportunities employer

As males are currently known to be under-represented in the organisation, we would particularly welcome applications from this group.

 

22 Knockbreda Road
Belfast
BT6 0JA
02890645545
info@bumblesdaycare.com

Heard It On The Grapevine

Here you can find all our annual inspection reports, parent surveys and some nice things that have been said about Bumbles over the years…

Here are some of those nice things we mentioned earlier…

We had a choice between Bumbles and a larger provider. We certainly made the right choice – extremely happy.

Throughout bumbles the staff provide excellent individual care
Great that they are out everyday in all weathers – but would be good to hear more about different activities outside, creative, growing things, educational games etc.
I like the way children visit other rooms
Very professional – accidents/medicine recorded meticulously.
Really great levels of attention paid by all staff, good feedback and willingness to listen to our own feedback on general wellbeing.
Very professional – accidents/medicine recorded meticulously.
Both our children enjoy attending and are obviously happy and comfortable in the environment within each of their rooms.
It is great that there are great opportunities for outdoor play, particularly the large playground at Rosetta primary school.
Our son is developing well as a confident happy child who is obviously very at ease with the staff. & environment at Bumbles
We really appreciate the friendly, caring ethos of Bumbles where healthy boundaries are set and gently adhered to. We enjoy the fact that there is not a tv or unhealthy food in sight (except for birthdays of course!). No matter what time we have been in to Bumbles the kids are always engaged in meaningful activities.
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Bumbles Summer Camp is coming again and we will be releasing details of everything we have planned in the week ahead!

In the meantime if you would like to register interest in a place for your child(ren) then these fill out the form below.

Kind Regards

The Bumbles Team

 

Kids Club Summer Booking Form
Please note that Bumbles will be closed the week 10th - 15th July If you do not require full time care for any of the weeks then please let us know in the box below.
Please let us know of your requirements and a member of the Bumbles Team will be in contact to confirm availability
If you do not require full time care for any of the weeks then please let us know in the box below.
Please let us know of your requirements and a member of the Bumbles Team will be in contact to confirm availability
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