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Opening Times & Fees

Opening Times

  • Little explorers Day Nursery is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
  • We offer both Full Day and Morning/Afternoon Sessions
  • To provide continuity of care, children must attend at least one full day or two sessions per week

We are open for 51 weeks of the year; closing for 1 week during the Christmas period and all statutory bank holidays. (Dates will be published with adequate notice).

Fees are not charged for the Christmas closure, however full fees are paid for all weeks that the nursery is open, regardless of family holidays or illness.

In exceptional circumstances, there may be additional closure days for staff training, you will be given adequate notice regarding such closures and no fees will be charged for these days.

Please feel free to bring and collect your child at any time within the session times to suit your family’s needs.

Free 15 hours for two year olds and free 15 and 30 hours free for 3 and 4 year olds.

Funding is available through two Sandwell Council programmes. ELT funding is available for 2 year olds, and NEF funding for 3 and 4 year olds.

View more about the funding here


Sessions, Fees and Payment Information 2021/2022

Fees for the nursery are as follows. 

Children age 0-2 years

 Full Time Full Day Morning Afternoon Hour
£216.00 (Includes 10% discount) £48.00 £29.00 £27.00 £4.57

HR - £4.29

Children age 2-5 years

Full Time Full Day  Morning Afternoon Hour
£211.50 (Includes 10% discount) £47.00 £28.00 £26.00 £4.48

HR - £4.19

*ELT/NEF children only:

Breakfast Lunch/Desert Tea/Desert
£1.20 £2.60 £2.00

Please note: The minimum requirement is that your child attends nursery for one full day or two part time sessions. Booked sessions cannot be swapped, if extra sessions are required please speak to The Nursery Manager.

Teacher Rates

We offer ‘TERM TIME ONLY’ rates for parents who are teachers. Children can attend nursery for 39 weeks of the year and pay a retainer of 50% for the remaining 12 weeks. If parents require their child to attend during any of the 12 weeks ‘School Holidays’ then the remaining 50% of the session fee is required to be paid. (Advance booking required)


Your child is entitled to one week’s half fees during the year. We require 4 weeks written notice of any holiday dates.

Payment Terms & Conditions

  • A Non-refundable booking fee of £50.00 is required to reserve a Nursery place and a ‘Date of Commencement’
  • If you wish to alter your reservation (cancel/change session), we ask that you give us a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice
  • Full Nursery Fees are payable in advance on the 1st of each month.
  • Late payments will incur a 10% surcharge
  • A 5% discount is available for siblings attending Nursery
  • Little Explorers Day Nursery require 4 weeks’ notice of intention to leave or alter a child’s hours. Alternatively 4 weeks fees in lieu of notice may be given
  • Refunds are not available for non-attendance through illness or holidays
  • Christmas Closure is NOT charged
  • Payment is accepted by Debit Card, Credit Card, BACS, PayPal, Childcare Vouchers or Cash

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