Tel: 01773 521343
7:45 am-5:45 pm
Please also use our contact form.
Alfreton DE55 7JA
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All Children 3 and over are entitled to FREE childcare, please click to left on our 'Free Places Available' page for more information.
Registration fee - Over 2’s - £10.
This is payable before we register your child and book their places with us. Once it is paid we can confirm places and put them in our register, however this registration fee is non-refundable should you change your mind.
If your child is accessing their free childcare entitlement only , we do not charge a registration fee
Childcare fees -
We are open from 7.45 a.m - 5.45 p.m and we are very flexible so you can book the times that suit your needs.
As of 24th April 2017:
Over 2’s - £4.00 per hour
Minimum charge - ½ hour - £2
We have set 2 ½ hour pre school sessions- 9.15 a.m - 11.45 p.m and 12.45 p.m - 3.15 p.m costing £10.
Breakfast club/ after school club
Breakfast club - from 7.45 a.m
After school club - till 5.45 p.m
£4 per hour for over 2’s.
Holiday club - for children up to 13 years.
Over 2’s - £4 per hour.
If you are late collecting your child or you need to book extra cover a minimum of ½ hour is charged. ( Even if it is for 10 minutes - ½ hour childcare will be charged for)
We close at 5.45 prompt and if you are late collecting your child a fee of £8 will be charged for every 15 minutes as we have to pay a minimum of 2 staff members to stay behind.
We require payments 4 weekly in advance.
If you cannot pay 4 weeks in advance you can arrange to pay weekly. This payment must be paid on the first session your child attends in a week.
Payments in arrears of up to 2 weeks will result in your child’s place being withdrawn.
ALL BOOKED PLACES MUST BE PAID FOR - even if your child is absent.
We require 4 weeks notice to cancel any pre-booked places.
If you wish to increase your child’s hours this can be done immediately if we have the places available.
We accept payment by a number of voucher scheme payments . Please ask for details.
If you wish to pay your childcare by cheque - please make payable to ‘Stepping Stones Alfreton ltd’.
Any cheques returned unpaid will result in an administration charge of £8.00 being made.
You will be issued an invoice for your childcare payments. Please keep these safe. A member of staff will sign for payments made on your invoice.
At the end of each week we will write receipts for payments made and these will be left in the welcome room for you for your collection.
Standing order payments- We would like to collect all future payments by standing order. This will help us to reduce the amount of time we spend dealing with cash payments.
Benefits of paying by standing order- You will have a record of all your payments on your bank statement. Payments can be made at a time of convenient to you, weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly, monthly. It is easy to set up. No need to remember to bring cash to nursery or wait around for change.
To set up a standing order payments speak to Emma. You will need your bank account number, sort code and address of your bank. Thank you!
Packed lunches - we do not provide packed lunches but if in an emergency your child requires a packed lunch we will make one up for them and these will cost £1.50
Photo albums - we take photos of the children attending our pre school and full day care nursery to show all the activities they are taking part in. If you would like a photo album of your children’s pictures to keep - please ask a member of staff. The cost is £2.00