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Times and Fees


On requesting a place for your child, you will be asked to complete a Nursery Induction Pack and parent contract.

Our Nursery Induction Pack provides Liden Nursery with details about your child and of those who have parental responsibility and legal contact, together with details of those who have permission to collect your child from Nursery and of those who may be contacted in an emergency.

Our parent contract is a contract between Excalibur Academies Trust, who own and manage Liden Nursery, and the parents or legal guardian (referred to as the parent) of a child that is enrolled at Liden Nursery.

Session Times:

Liden Academy Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm during term time. Sessions are available as follows:-

Nursery Breakfast Club 7:30am – 9:00am
Morning session 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon session 12:00pm – 3:00pm


All 3 to 4 year olds in England are entitled to 570 free hours per year. If this is taken in term time only it works out as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose how to use the hours.

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Your two-year-old child can get free childcare and early education if you get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit – if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
  • Tax credits – if you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A two-year-old child can also get free childcare and early education if they:

  • have special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan (EHCP)
  • get Disability Living Allowance
  • have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

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Nursery fees will be invoiced termly at the beginning of each term (if starting mid-term, invoices will be generated the first week of attendance where possible). Parents will be sent a reminder text when payment is due. Fees may be paid monthly or in full. There are no reductions for any absences including holidays, medical appointments, hospitalisation. We currently prefer payment via our online payment using Parent Pay, childcare vouchers or the Government Childcare Grant Payment Scheme (CGPS) but we can accommodate payment by cheque or in cash; BACs payments can be arranged by contacting the school office.