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Child First is committed to continuous improvements and, while there are a number of training opportunities for the staff teams, it is important that some of this are not carried out in the evenings and weekends so that we can Involve the whole team. As part of this programme, Welbeck Child First has allocated five ‘working days’ when staff will be required to carry out essential training including first aid. Please note that these training days are payable at your usual daily rate and sessions in lieu cannot be arranged. We hope you will recognise the importance of this to improve our services to you and the children and thank you for your support.

2024 Dates

Monday 5th February

Tuesday 23rd April

Wednesday 26th June

Thursday 10th October

Friday 20th December

Nursery Fee's
Please be aware we have 5 staff training dates each year.

15 hours funded childcare

The school term following a child's third birthday, allows parents to become entitled to 15 hours funded childcare.

30 hours funded childcare

For working parents (depending on eligibility), the school term following a child's third birthday, may allow them to get 30 hours funded childcare. Eligibility criteria includes work requirements, salary, age of children, and location. For more information, visit Check you're eligible for free childcare if you're working - GOV.UK (

Tax Free Childcare

This is a government scheme to help working parents with the cost of their childcare. Aimed at families with children aged 0 to 11 or up to 17 if their child has a disability, the scheme can save families up to £2,000 per child per year or £4,000 for a child with a disability.

What funded childcare am I currently entitled to?

Please contact us to discuss our nursery fee's on (01909) 530 932 or drop us an email to

We appreciate everyone's circumstances are different and some parents only need a few hours care whilst others require a full week. We want to offer full transparency when it comes to our nursery fee's so we recommend the best solution is to contact us so we can make sure we understand your requirements clearly.

All Inclusive

At Child First we provide an all-inclusive offering which means all nappies, baby formula and baby wipes are included in our fees. Read more here

Meals included

We have an on-site, chef with an in-depth understanding of nutrition, food hygiene, and menu planning.

How to find us . . . 

S80 3LR


Proposed Changes to Funded Childcare

On 15th March 2023, the Government announced they are helping parents with childcare so they can return to work more easily via a range of new measures set to be introduced in 2024, for children from 9 months old. This is being delivered in phases:

From April 2024 - All eligible working parents of 2 year olds can access 15 hours funded childcare per week.

From September 2024 - All eligible working parents of children aged nine months up to 3 years old can access 15 hours funded childcare per week.

From September 2025 - All eligible working parents of children aged nine months up to 3 years old can access 30 hours funded childcare per week.

If you want to discuss any of the above or have any questions, please give us a call or drop us an email.

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