We are open 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year. We are closed over Christmas from 1pm on 24 December to 1 January inclusive and on Bank Holidays. We do not offer term-time only childcare. From 1 April 2022, we do not charge for Bank Holidays when the nursery is closed.
We offer discounts for siblings and for 5 day bookings of standard or extended days. Childcare voucher schemes and tax-free childcare are available - please let the Nursery Manager know if you are planning to use these.
We offer families a range of sessions at Little Lancing. These are shown below:
Standard Day: 8am to 6pm
Extended Day: from 7.30am to 6.30pm
Morning Session: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm to 6pm
Early Birds 7.30am to 8am and Early Evenings 6pm to 6.30pm are available as extensions to day, morning or afternoon sessions.
We seek to make our fees as comprehensive as possible and more details of our current fees can be found on our April 2022 Fee Schedule which should be read in conjunction with the Little Lancing Terms and Conditions. Our main sessions (day/morning/afternoon) are charged at two different rates, one for 0-3 years olds and one for 3+ year olds.
We require a minimum of ten hours booked per week. Please note that invoicing is either for four or five weeks at a time (depending on the number of Fridays in the calendar month) so that monthly invoices will vary accordingly.
We will be very happy to accommodate a request for extra sessions, subject to spaces. Please speak to the Nursery Manager to check availability.
Early Years Funding
Little Lancing offers Early Years funded hours. We appreciate that this is not necessarily a straightforward process and suggest parents contact our Nursery Manager for more information. A brief summary is provided below.
Funding for 2 year olds
We welcome families with a 2 year old child who is eligible for Early Years funded hours. At Little Lancing this is for a total of 570 hours stretched over the year (approximately 11 hours per week). Please contact the Nursery Manager for more information about which sessions are available for EY attendance. We currently have very limited spaces available to parents who wish to book funded-hours-only sessions.
Funding for 3 to 4 year olds
We welcome all families with a 3 to 4 year old child wishing to use the universal Early Years funded hours. At Little Lancing this is for a total of 570 hours stretched over the year (approximately 11 hours per week). In addition, we are happy to welcome those eligible for extended entitlement of 1,040 hours stretched over the year (approximately 22 hours per week). Places may be subject to availability. Please contact the Nursery Manager for more information. We currently have very limited spaces available to parents who wish to book funded-hours-only sessions.