​ All 3 and 4 years olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education.This is usually taken as either 15 hours over 38 weeks or 11 hours over 52 weeks. 

In addition we are pleased to announce that Alphabet City Day Nursery will be offering the new 30 hours Government entitlement for eligible families from September 2017. We are very proud to support a scheme, which assists thousands of parents with childcare costs and returning to work.

If eligible, you will be entitled to the 30 hours from the beginning of the term following your child’s 3rd birthday. You can find out if you are eligible by visiting Childcare Choices.

Grant funded children will have to pay an additional charge for meals, snacks and sundries.

Useful Links:

Childcare Choices

EYPP Funding

2 Yr old Funding


Child Tax Credit 

​The Child Tax Credit is available to families who have an income of up to £58,000 per year (up to £66,350 if you have a child under one). 9 out of 10 families are eligible for this tax credit and it is paid in addition to Child Benefit. There is also a higher payment available for families with at least one child under one year old and for families with children that have a disability. Child Tax Credit is paid directly into the bank of the main carer. 

Working Tax Credit

The Working Tax Credit provides extra help to those parents in lower paid work with dependent children if they work at least 16 hours a week. This includes a provision for childcare element, for people who spend money on registered or approved childcare. The childcare element of the Working Tax Credit is aimed specifically at helping working parents with the cost of registered and approved childcare. For any further information please call the Tax Credit helpline on  0845 300 3900 or visit .

Children aged

Opening time 8am to 6pm

3 days a week...........................................£177.00

4 days a week...........................................£208.00

5 days a week...........................................£240.00

Nursery Fees



As always our aim as a nursery is to provide excellent quality service and professional care for your child, with this in mind we have tried to make our fees affordable to all sectors of the community. The fees include all snacks, breakfast, a full nursery lunch and dessert, tea and refreshments. In addition to the pricing structure below ad-hoc days and half days can be requested. Please contact the nursery for details.



Save Tax and N.I.

If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme, you can save National Insurance and Income Tax. By registering for your employer's scheme, up to £55 a week can be deducted from your salary and used to provide childcare vouchers for the same amount. This amount, which is deducted from your gross salary, is then exempt from National Insurance and Income Tax. The vouchers are redeemable against the cost of the childcare that you normally have to pay for

This means that if you are a standard rate taxpayer you will save £916 and higher rate taxpayer will save £1195 per year. As these savings are per parent hence two parents paying by vouchers can save up to £2390 per year!

Voucher providers

We accept vouchers from many providers, but if possible, we prefer to use one of the following companies:

  • Accor Services
  • Computershare Voucher Services (formerly known as Busy Bees)
  • care-4 (Grass Roots Group)
  • Sodexho PASS

If your employer uses a different providerthe nursery manager will liaise with you to make the necessary arrangements.