Sessions and Fees

The Nursery is open weekdays from 8.15am - 5.30pm, wherever possible we aim to be flexible with sessions (depending on places available). 

The core sessions run from 9.00am - 12.00noon or 1.00pm and then 12noon or 1.00pm - 4.00pm, and extended wraparound care is available from 8.15am-9.00am, and then from 4.00-5.30pm.  As we are a school, during the lunch time session your child is welcome to have a cooked school lunch with us (they can also bring a packed lunch if preferred), and this session can be added to either a morning or afternoon session.

The minimum number of sessions you may choose is two, and places are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Any sessions that your child is unable to attend due to illness, appointments etc are charged for, however, you may take additional sessions in lieu at a later date.  We do not charge a retention fee for family holidays or during holiday periods.  Sessions are charged at £4.50 and hour or part thereof in 15 minute intervals and the hot lunch option is charged at £1.75.

Childcare Funding

Nutkins Nursery offers the 'extended free childcare funding for parents of three and four year olds' (also known as the free 30 hours).  The extended package consists of the universal 15 free hours which is available to all 3 year olds, starting from the term after their third birthday.  The additional 15 hours is an extension to the universal entitlement and is for eligible parents - not all parents will be eligible.  Details regarding the eligibility criteria and how to register to apply can be found at the links below.  Please note that you must apply the term before you intend to start claiming the 30 hours of free childcare.

Childcare Choices Website

Cumbria County Council - Early Years

The sessions for which childcare funding can be used are the core sessions, all the other wrap around sessions will be charged at the hourly rate.

Nutkins Nursery also operates the governments 'Free Early Learning Scheme' and the Childcare Voucher Scheme (from participating employers), as well as other childcare voucher schemes