Tender Care Day Nursery


Tender Care Nurseries offer a range of days and sessions to suit parents we are also able to offer term time only fees. Please note that there are no deductions for closures, bank holidays and INSET days. The minimum number of days we take is ​​1 ½ days or 2 sessions. It is possible to do a combination of the two (ie. 2½​ days). A full day runs from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm and session times run either 08:00 am till 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm.

Please contact the branch you are interested in directly for a quote. To see the dates in which the government funding is in operation please click here.



If your child is 2 and you meet the criteria you may be able to claim 15 free hours for your child. If your child is 3 or over they will receive free early years education from the term after their 3rd birthday. Find out more>>


​You can order a claim pack over the phone by calling the tax credits helpline on 0845 300 3900. For more information on eligibility and how to claim tax credits, you can visit www.taxcredits.inlandrevenue.gov.uk​​​


Some parents attending college may be eligible for funding from their college or from an access fund. Please speak o your college/school/university.


​If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme, you can save National Insurance and Income Tax. ​


We offer a 10% discount for your eldest child if you have siblings that will be attending the setting. This discount also applies to any parents working in emergency services or Military.


The fees are set. However, there are occasions when parents/guardians can incur late charges. For funding only places there is holiday retainer fee for the 13 weeks children do not attend.  Find out more>>

For fee paying children all meals: breakfast,​ lunch, tea and snacks are provided.​

Children can find it very hard and distressing to settle, when doing only one day per week.​

Once you have arranged and had your viewing we ask you to complete our application form in your own time and return to the nursery. The sooner you return your form with our registration fee we can hold your space and begin the settling in process. [There is no charge for settling in sessions]. Should we not have the availability you will be put on our waiting list and contacted as soon as your desired days/times become vacant.

Children can either have 3 morning sessions, 3 afternoon sessions, or a compilation of the two (i.e. 2 mornings & 1 afternoon or vice versa).

  • ​Morning Sessions 8.00am – 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Sessions 1.00pm – 6.00pm

For those children doing morning sessions the meals are breakfast and lunch, for those doing afternoon it would be tea.

  • Lunch: 11.30am – 12.00pm @ £5.00 per day
  • Tea: 4.00pm – 4.30pm @ £5.00 per day

Snacks nursery provided through the day are free of charge. What do the children eat?>>

  • 2 year old funding is accessible to some parents​ who a​re eligible, depending if they meet the criteria. Find out more>>
  • Free Early Years Education (EYE) is a government grant which funds all children aged 3 & 4 years old to have free education before they start school. Find out more>>

At Tender Care we take 2,3 and 4 year old funding​​​. All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, some will be able to access the extended entitlement which provides an additional 15 hours. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.​​

2 year old funding:

Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare. You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and have an annual income under £16,190
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.​ Find out if I my child is eligible for 2 year old funding>>

3 & 4 year old funding:

You can start claiming free childcare after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.​

Some 3 & 4 year olds of working parents or working lone-parent may be entitled to an additional 15 hours funding, To find out if you are eligible please log on to: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you have any questions regarding funding at our nursery please contact us.

​Child’s Birthday ​When you can claim
​1 January to 31 March​ ​the beginning of term on or after 1 April​
​1 April to 31 August​ ​the beginning of term on or after 1 September​
​1 September to 31 December​ ​the beginning of term on or after 1 January​

The same principles apply to fee paying places in the sense of providing your completed registration form, birth certificate and proof of address and red book. There is no deposit required for free entitlement spaces. If you are receiving 2 year old funding or 30 hours funding we would need the eligibility code.

Free Early Year’s entitlement for 2019-2020 is offered for 38 weeks from April to March. These 38 weeks will be when your child attends nursery if they are doing funding only sessions. For those fee paying children the 38 weeks will be when the funding price is active.

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