Opening Hours & Fees
Earlybirds is open for 51 weeks of the year from 8.00 am to 6:00 pm as standard, and we offer early starts at 7.00 am and late finishes at 7.00 pm by arrangement. We are closed for one week at Christmas and we are also closed on all statutory bank holidays.
- 8.00 am to 1:00 pm (with early starts at 7.00 am by arrangement)
- Includes breakfast, mid-morning snack and lunch with a dessert
- 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (with late finishes at 7.00 pm by arrangement)
- Includes mid-afternoon snack and tea
Full and Partial day sessions
- Full day sessions 8.00 am to 6:00 pm, includes breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch with a dessert, mid-afternoon snack and tea
- Partial day sessions may be arranged to suit your personal requirements e.g. 9.00 am until 3.00 pm, or to spread your 15 funded hours across the whole week e.g. daily 9.00 am until 12 noon, or 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm.
- Subject to space availability, we aim to provide maximum flexibility of care at times to suit your day, providing all meals appropriate to the time of attendance.
You may drop off and collect your child at any point during your session time.
If you require alternative session times to those above please telephone the nursery to discuss this and we will be pleased to consider your request.
Help with Child Care costs
The government has introduced a number of initiatives to help parents/ carers with childcare costs. You may be entitled to help with your costs through the child tax credit scheme, please contact 0800 0730230 or 01709 822429 for more details. Some employers also provide help with costs through childcare vouchers, which enables parents/carers to avoid paying tax on the money they use to pay childcare fees. Please contact your employer to find out if they have a scheme in place.
During "term time only" your child may be entitled to 15 hours per week of funded childcare for 38 weeks of the year starting from the term after their 2nd birthday.
During "term time only" your child is entitled to 15 hours per week of funded childcare for 38 weeks of the year starting from the term after their 3rd birthday.
The nursery also offers "all year" funded childcare whereby your child is entitled to 11 hours per week of funded childcare for 51 weeks of the year.
For all funded childcare options your child must attend nursery for a minimum of two days per week either at this setting or shared with another setting.
From September 2017 we will be offering up to 30 hours of funded care per week to qualifying parents.
We are taking bookings for this now. Please contact the nursery for further details.
Fees, Discounts and Payment Terms
Subject to available places we are able to offer parents completely free (funded) sessions, for eligible children, at set times of the day.
We also offer maximum flexibility for all other sessions which will incur our standard fees and a service fee primarily to cover the provision of meals and the cost of transfers from nursery to schools and other nurseries.
A personalised fee quote will be prepared for you following your initial visit to the nursery having established the details of your requirements.
There is a £35 registration fee required to secure your child’s place at Earlybirds, along with a completed registration form part 1 (click to download).
The registration fee may be paid by bank transfer (banking details are provided on the form) or by cheque made payable to MD Normanton Ltd.
Fee invoices are raised every four weeks for ongoing sessions and daily as required for any additional sessions booked.
Earlybirds offers a 10% sibling discount which is deducted from your eldest child's fees.
Fees are payable on the "Tax Date" noted on your invoices which are issued to parents approximately 10 days before the due date.
Preferred payment method is by bank transfer and our banking details are provided on every invoice.
For further information please contact Earlybirds or download our information pack
Please contact Cara Baker, our business administrator if you require any more information on 01924 898271