Children can join Footsteps Pre-nursery from their second birthday. Sessions are allocated on a first come first served basis according to age. Some terms may have a waiting list but the number of open places changes often.

Invoices are issued at the beginning of each term. If payment is not settled by the date given, the Nursery can demand the child be withdrawn from the nursery until all monies have been settled in full. For more information, please see our policies.

A £20 non-refundable registration fee is payable upon being allocated and accepting a place with us .


There are a number of funding options available to help parents/carers with childcare costs.

Session fee

2 year olds £18.00
3 year olds £16.00
Lunch club fee: £5

Opening hours

Monday to Friday for 3 hours.
9:15am – 12:15pm

Optional lunch club.
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are one of the ways in which employers can help their staff with the cost of childcare. If you decide to pay using this method, please make sure that your company has set up a payment reference. If not, please send us a payment confirmation.

Tax-Free Childcare

The Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child towards childcare costs, including nursery, childminder and wrap-around care.

Tax Credits

Tax Credits are provided by the Government to help parents/carers with cost of childcare. The amount available through tax credits is dependent on individual circumstances.

Nursery Education Grant

Nursery Education Grant (also known as Free Education) is available from the term following your child’s third birthday. In some cases (if you are on income support) you can be eligible for Free Education from your child’s second birthday. This entitlement provides 570 free hours per year. Footsteps will be able to offer 20 hours per week if the child also attends lunch club. Contact admissions for more information.

For more information about funding click here.