Sessions, Funding & Fees

At Little Badgers Nursery we have 3 separate Nursery groups called Ladybirds, Butterflies and Bumblebees with the days/timings as follows;

Ladybirds – Monday 9am-3pm / Tuesday 9am-3pm / Wednesday morning 8.45am-11.45am

Butterflies – Wednesday afternoon 12.15pm-3.15pm /Thursday 9am-3pm /Friday 9am-3pm

Bumblebees - Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm. (limited number of 30 hours provision)


The cost for a 15 hour session per week is £90.00, should you not be eligible for the universal funding or wish to pay for extended hours.

Paying fees
If you are not entitled to the free entitlement or you are using this for different child care, payment must be received by the end of the first week of each half term in advance. If this is not paid you risk losing your child’s place.

Early Years Free Entitlement for 3 year olds
Three year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free early years provision for 38 weeks a year. This can be applied for from the term after your child turns three until your child attends a Reception class. 

Child born between

Can have a funded place from

1 April 2016 to 31 August 2016

September 2019 (Autumn)

1 September 2016 to 31 December 2016

January 2020 (Spring)

1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017

April 2020 (Summer)

1 April 2017 to 31 August 2017

September 2020 (Autumn)

1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017

January 2021 (Spring)

1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018

April 2021 (Summer)

1 April 2018 to 31 August 2018

September 2021 (Autumn)

1 September 2018 to 31 December 2018

January 2022 (Spring)

1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

April 2022 (Summer)

The first time that we claim for your child’s free entitlement you will be required to complete an Early Years Free Entitlement Registration form.

We will need to see your child’s birth certificate as proof of eligibility.

You will then need to complete an EYFE declaration form at the beginning of each term and another form if you want to increase or decrease your child’s number of hours to attend.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have completed the correct forms by the correct date.

Please see the following link for more information:

We also have a small amount of places for children entitled to 30 hours funding. Please use the following link for more information:

Free Early Education for Two year olds (FEET) funding
Some families will be entitled for free 15 hours early years provision for their two year old child if they are in receipt of certain benefits or have a significant need. Please ask at the office if you feel that you may be entitled to this. LINK

Please see the following link for more information:

Cancellation of place

If you wish to cancel your child’s place before the end of the academic year we require one terms notice. Please notify the school in writing if this is the case.

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