Opening Times & Prices

Every pre-school child care establishment has its own routine and we feel that ours at Little Dots Daycare is unique.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday7:30am - 6:00pm

Little Dots Dinners

07:45am - 08:45am - Breakfast - On Friday's parents can join us. In the Winter we have a cooked breakfast and during the Summer months we have a continental breakfast
11:45am - 12:30pm - Lunch - Homemade traditional dishes with vegetarian options
Lunch Club Days - Invitations to a parent or family member to join the children for lunch too
10am & 3pm - Snack Bar - Available for the children with a choice of healthy snacks and a drink of either milk or water
5pm - Dinner - We have an onsite cook and our menus have been created to ensure that a healthy and balanced diet is provided
Age GroupHalf Day RateFull Day Rate
0-2 Years£38.50£60.00
2-3 Years£37.00£58.00
3-5 Years£36.00£55.00
The rate for every additional hour taken in £8.75

Prices as from 1st August 2023


The daily rate that is charged is for 8 hours and you choose which 8 hours. If you go over the 8 hours for any reason, we have a flat hourly charge which is invoiced pro rata, so that you are not penalised for a whole hour if you are only 15 minutes over.

Our half daily rate is for 4 hours of your choice; 7.30am – 1pm Morning Session or 1pm – 6pm Afternoon session. We are closed for one week at Christmas and all Bank Holidays so no charge is applied during these times.

Our invoices are then charged on a 12 month rolling annualised basis, so the amount is the same every month regardless of days attended.

Term Time only Contract

We offer a Term Time contract which covers the 38 Academic weeks of the year – we don’t operate inset days.

Your invoice will be annualised so you pay the same amount every month regardless of days attended.

You will also have a retainer added to your account which will be 30% of one weeks fees and added every month, this covers the costs for the space during the holidays that can’t be offered to another child.


When your child turns 3, the term after their birthday they will be entitled to funding, this can be 15 hours or if eligible 30 hours (please check out

Your invoices are then calculated by hours and the funded hours are deducted, we then charge each additional hour at our hourly rate of £8.75, this is also done on an annualised 12 month rolling basis and means your invoice will be the same every month.

Plus a daily charge for food currently £2.95

Some families will be eligible for funding from the term after their second birthday, you must supply a code with us that you are given one.

Other costs

All families are charged £10 a month for consumables per child.

Any unplanned late collections are charged at £10 plus the amount of time late.

Any late paid invoices will incur an admin fee of £35

Term Dates

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