Registering your child at nursery

The nursery will require your completed registration and “All About Me” forms prior to your child starting. We will offer your child warm up sessions for them to attend for short periods of time to get used to their new environment before they start their day care.

Our Rooms

  • Our Ladybird Room accommodates up to 8 babies (3 months to 18 months)
  • Our Butterfly Room accommodates up to 16 toddlers (18 months to 3 years)
  • Our Bumblebee accommodates up to 37 ante and pre-school children (3 to 5 years).

Nursery Fees

Non- Refundable Registration Fee £50

Monday to Friday Rates

8 weeks – 5 years

Daily Rate ( 8 am – 6 pm): £56 (Includes am and pm snack two course lunch)

Session (8am-1pm): £36 (Includes am snack and two course lunch)

Session (1pm-6pm): £36 (Includes pm snack)

Full Time: £252

Funded sessions

Government funding is available for ante and pre-school children, which consists of 1140 hours of pre-school education in an academic year. Eligibility for ante pre-school is the following Monday after your child’s 3rd birthday. Should you require further information with regards to this please contact the nursery on 01292 260444.

There are two choices of free flexible funding options for you to choose from. 

  • Option 1 = 38 weeks per year = 30 hrs per week funding pattern (term time) this consists of 6 sessions which can be taken AM / PM or 6 sessions blended sessions.

           6 sessions from   8.00-1.00

           6 sessions from   1.00-6.00

           6 sessions of your choice (blended model)

  • Option 2 = 48 weeks per year = 23.75 hrs per week funding pattern (classed as full year) this can be taken in 5 sessions AM / PM or 5 blended sessions.

           5 sessions from 8.30am -1.15pm

           5 sessions from 1.15pm – 6.00pm

           5 sessions of your choice (blended model)

3 years – 5 years (WRAP AROUND CARE)

Daily Rate: (8.00 am – 6.00 pm)  £56.00 (Includes am and pm snack two course lunch)

Session (8am-1pm): £36.00 (Includes am snack and two course lunch)

Session (1pm-6pm): £36.00 (Includes pm snack)

Early Drop Off (8.00 am – 8.30 am) £5.00

Hourly Rate: £9 

If you would like to arrange a visit or to register your child at our nursery, please call 01292 260444 and we will email you the relevant documents.

The Manager
Alphabet Yard
South Harbour Street
KA7 1JX.

Withdrawal Procedures

We ask parents to give the nursery 4 weeks notice before their child leaves the nursery.


The nursery will close at 4 pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on the 2nd of January.  We are open throughout the rest of the year.

Our Butterfly Room

The Home Area in our Bumblebee Room

Our Values

Alphabet Yard adds quality to daily life through the delivery of exceptional pre & ante pre-school care and education. At Alphabet Yard, we aim to provide the highest standards, based on best practice and we are committed to continuous improvement through the development of our staff and ensuring that our nursery is a safe and stimulating learning environment. Our staff are recruited for their commitment to, enthusiasm and caring for and educating young children, whilst providing a service, which is second to none

Curriculum for Excellence

The purposes of the Curriculum for Excellence is that children should become:

  • successful learners
  • confident individuals
  • responsible citizens
  • effective contributors/div>

Children learn through play and are involved in their own learning. Staff consult with children about their interests and from this set up areas and activities for children to choose from. All resources are accessible to the children.

Education Guidelines

We follow recommended national guidance from the Pre-Birth to Three, Curriculum for Excellence, National Care Standards, Building The Ambition and How Good is our early learning and childcare to inform on our planning for children as individuals. For further information on these documents please visit the websites by following the links below: