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Fees and Funding

Sunbeams Day is broken down into 3 main sessions


Morning 9 - 11.30 am

Lunch 11.30 - 12.30pm

Afternoon 12.30 - 3pm


With add on sessions of Breakfast 7.45 - 9 am, Early starts 8.30 - 9 am

and Extended Day 3 - 6 pm


However, parents can personalise their child's day to fit around school pick up or work commitments by booking a combination of session and additional part hours.  You can also choose between full-time, part-time and term-time only sessions. Full time bookings of 50 weeks a year and Term time bookings of 38 weeks are available


Houry rates

0-2 year olds - £5.40 an hour


2-3 year olds - £ 5.25 an hour


3-5 year olds - £4.75 an hour


ALL FUNDED HOURS ARE FREE - NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE IS MADE (unless you go over your allocated 15/ 30 hours)


Food costs

Cooked lunch £2.50, cooked from scratch onsite by our dedicated nursery cook!


Breakfast £1.00, variety of option available


Hightea £1.00


Parents can choose to send in a packed lunch if you prefer.


Cost of snacks in included in the fees.






Sunbeams also accepts employers pay scheme childcare vouchers. The following government website has information about tax free childcare, vouchers and funding that maybe suitable for your family;


Tax Free Childcare from HMRC provides 20% towards fee costs.


The government provides FREE 15 hours of Nursery Funding for all 3 and 4 year olds, and 2 year olds who meet certain criteria.


Sunbeams offers FREE 30 hours funding to eligable children.


Sunbeams offers parents the opportunity to 'Stretch' the 15 or 30 hours funding over school holidays, please ask for full details.


More information about funding and fee support can be found on