Grant Funding

Arnhall Nursery is in partnership with Stirling Council to provide pre-school funded places to eligible children. Please see the attached document for full information and eligibility criteria.

Sessions

We are open from 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We are closed for 2 days at Christmas and 2 days at New Year.

Our sessions run from 7.30am to 1pm, 1pm until 6.30pm and a full day session 7.30am until 6.30pm. Additional costs apply from 7.30 to 8.00am and 6.00 to 6.30pm. Extra sessions can be booked throughout the year subject to availability. We recommend that a minimum of 4 sessions are booked to ensure your child settles well at nursery and a minimum of 2 sessions is required.

Fees are reviewed annualy in January — please request up to date information on fees from the nursery.

Our fees include a full cooked lunch and tea prepared by our in house chef using locally sourced ingredients. Snack and a drink of milk or water is also included. All baby wipes are included and nappies can be supplied at an additional charge. Please see our sample menu attached.

A late pick up fee of £5 for 15 minutes applies but we would encourage all parents to pick up their children timeously. We recommend arriving at nursery at least 10 minutes before closing to ensure a smooth handover and that you have time to find out what your child has been doing at nursery during the day.


A £35 registration fee is payable together with a £100 refundable deposit to secure a nursery place. The deposit will be returned when your child leaves nursery. One months' notice is required.

Fees are payable monthly in advance by Direct Debit on the 1st of the month. Fees are calculated by taking your child's weekly fees multiplying this by 52 weeks then dividing by 12 months to get your set monthly fee. If your child starts or leaves mid-month then they will be charged for the actual sessions attended in these months.

Childcare vouchers

The nursery accepts all childcare vouchers and we would encourage parents to sign up with their employer to receive these vouchers which can save up to £1000 on childcare costs.

Extra Curriculum Activities

The nursery regularly undertakes extra curriculum activities such as enjoy- a-ball, zumba, jo jingles at an extra charge. These activities are voted by children and parents and regularly change each term depending on the requirements of our children/parents.

Waiting List

As places are limited and to avoid disappointment, applications for places should be made well in advance of your required start date. If the sessions you require are full, your child's name is put onto a waiting list. No registration fee is required for the waiting list.

Absence/Illness/Holidays

Contact should be made as early as possible concerning individual days of absence and relevant information with regard to illness is appreciated. Fees remain payable. Notice of any holidays that you intend your child to take from nursery should be provided. Fees remain payable.

Nursery Closure

There may be occasions where it will be necessary to close the nursery due to unforeseen circumstances. These will be due to outside influences that affect the daily running of the nursery and do not allow us to meet our strict health and safety guidelines e.g. adverse weather conditions. Power failure etc - this list is not exclusive or exhaustive. In cases of adverse weather, the nursery may close early to allow service users to travel home safely. Fees remain payable.

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