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​Opening Hours

The nursery day runs from 8am – 6pm Monday - Friday. We ask parents to collect children within these hours, there is a charge levied for late pick-ups. All four nurseries are open 51 weeks of the year, closing for a week during the Christmas period.

​Attendance

Please note that we only offer full days as a permanent booking. Children must attend a minimum of 2 days per week. If only attending 2 days, one day must be either a Monday or Friday. Term time only is not available.

Payment

All fees are due, and payable, one full month in advance. Fees are payable even if your child is not attending nursery due to sickness or holidays.


​What's Included

Fees include all meals, refreshments and snacks. ​Parents are asked to provide formula or bottles of breast milk for children who require them. These will be stored at the correct temperature in the baby room refrigerator.

Registration

There is a one-off non-refundable application fee of £50 for all applications (including to join the waiting list). To secure your space, if and when one becomes available, we require a refundable £100 deposit per day booked (max. £500).

Discount

​We offer a 5% sibling discount whilst no siblings are in receipt of government funding. The discount will be taken from the sibling with the lowest fees, not each sibling.

Funding

At Ladybird, we believe high quality childcare should be available to everyone, which is why we offer a number of funding options for our parents and carers. We offer the Government’s 15 hours of universal funding, as well as the extended 30 hours of funding to eligible families.

Funding FAQs

What is 15 hours childcare for 3 – 4 year olds?

What is the Extended 30 hours Funding Entitlement and am I eligible?

My child just turned 3, can I get my free childcare?

What is 15 hours funding for 2 year olds and am I eligible?

We didn’t obtain our Eligibility Code in time, why have I been charged the standard nursery fees?

What is Tax-Free Childcare?

Do you accept Childcare Vouchers?

​What are stretched hours?