Our Session & Funding

Free Introductory Sessions

Before your child initially starts at Alpha Day Nursery, you will receive an invite to some short, introduction sessions. These sessions are free of charge and can be used as an opportunity to meet your child’s key carer and discuss what your child needs and their usual daily routine.

Our aim is that you and your child feel completely happy before you start permanent sessions with us.


30-Hours Free Childcare and Education: Eligible parents may be able to claim an additional 570 hours of free childcare per year. We offer a small number of 15 hours and 30 hours fully funded places. These places are offered according to availability – please speak to our manager for more information. 

For more information on eligibility, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Our nursery is registered to offer the following funding:

Age 2 funding - If parents are eligible (limited spaces are offered)

Age 3, 4 and 5 funding – Universal funding for all children at the age of 3 (eligible the term after their 3rd birthday)

Government Tax-free Childcare

Opening hours, sessions and fees

We are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (core opening time) Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. We close three weeks in a year – one week in Easter, Summer and a week over the Christmas period.


We  are open at  7.30am  for parents who need an earlier start time ( additional cost applies)

Full Day From 8.00am - 6.00pm (core opening time)

Afternoon session from 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Morning session from 8.00am – 1.00pm

All children attending the nursery full day and afternoon sessions must be collected by 6.00pm. There will be a charge of £1 for every minute lateness after 6.00pm. Flexible in between session hours are available to parents receiving working family tax credit.

For more information on our policies please visit our Terms & Conditions page

Fee information will be provided upon request.