Opening hours and Fees
Little Acorns Nursery offer flexible sessions to suit parents' requirements. Subject to availability, we are able to register children hourly for the times required between 7.30am and 6.00pm from Monday to Friday.

We are open 50 weeks of the year. We close for Bank/Public Holidays, Inset days and the period between Christmas and the New Year – Please note you will not be charged for these closures.

We offer term time only places in accordance with the ESCC primary school time table not Colleges or the private schools timetable.

We do not adhere to rigid morning, afternoon or daily sessions. We round sessions up to the nearest half hour. Our hourly rates are as follows: 

£4.50 per hour for children aged birth to 24 months 

£4.20 per hour for children aged 24 months and above. 

All fees are inclusive of AM and PM snacks, water and milk, nappies and wipes.

We occasionally have inset days to enable staff to undertake development training . You will be given plenty of notice as to when these may be (if any) and 
there will be no charge for these sessions

Early Years Education Entitlement 

The Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) from the government is for children aged 3 years + and comes into place the term after a child's third birthday. The children can access 15 hours per week x 38 weeks (570 hours) of the year during term time. We also offer stretched funding for those that attend all year round where you can spread the entitlement over 49 weeks. We are now able to offer 2 yrs old funding for those who are eligible for it (New registrations only).

Please see the Nursery Manager for more details. Any hours NOT funded by the EYEE will be charged at the normal rate (see above).

Our lunch is provided fresh daily by Healthy Roots Ltd who are passionate about child nutrition and preparing foods using the freshest ingredients. Please visit for more information

Meal costs are as follows: 

£1 Breakfast     £2.25 Lunch       £1 Tea 

Please note breakfast is served between 7.30 - 8.30am. You are welcome to provide a packed lunch for your child if you prefer. 

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