Availability and Pricing

Red Wellies is open every Monday – Friday from 07:30am to 6:00pm apart from Public Holidays and Christmas week.

We are registered to care for babies and children from 6 weeks - 5 years old.


Prices from May 2022

The Extended School Day is a 7.5 hour session which allows parents to use 15 and 30 hours of funding by choosing 2 or 4 days per week.

We offer a limited number of term-time only (38 weeks per year) places across the nursery which are charged at the above daily rates plus a holiday retainer of 10%. You can spread the cost of childcare across the year, paying the same amount every month. You can choose to take between 0 and 14 weeks of holiday, the retainer is then adjusted accordingly.

We can accomodate additional sessions, subject to availability. If they are booked with a week or more of notice, we do not charge an arrangement fee; however shorter notice bookings will be charged at £1.50 administration charge plus the session charge as above.

30 hours per week of free childcare

30 hours of free childcare is now available for the working parents of 3 & 4 year olds. Children become eligible on the term following their 3rd birthday, so a child turning 3 in April 2022 would be eligible in September 2022. Both parents living at home need to earn at least £152 per week and neither parent can earn £100,000 per year. Lone parents need to earn between £152 per week and £100,000 per year.

You can check your availability at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

The legislation limits funded sessions to 10 hours per day and our session timings allow parents to use a combination of 10 hour days, 5 hour sessions (8:00am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 6:00pm) and 7.5 hour days (8:30am to 4:00pm) plus paid sessions if required. Meals and snacks are charged during funded sessions - see above.

Spread the cost of holiday care


The 3 and 4-year-old scheme from government covers 38 weeks out of 52, which leaves 14 weeks to cover. Many working parents are entitled to less holiday than this which means you may want to book sessions during holidays. Red Wellies would like to offer you the option of paying a fixed monthly fee which pays for holidays. Our holiday year runs from September 1st to August 31st.

It's best to come in and have a meeting with us where we can explain exactly how it works. Essentially we will take your weekly childcare schedule and spread the costs over 12 months. So for example if you book your child at Red Wellies for 8:30am – 4:00pm for four days your weekly cost during term time would be £32 per week, as the government are subsidising 30 hours per week. During holiday time the cost rises to £180 per week (£45 x 5). Red Wellies can help spread this cost and give you a fixed monthly amount which is payable with tax-free childcare.

Our accounting systems allow you to exit the scheme at any time and we will repay any monies accrued. We will just need one term’s notice as per the Cheshire East policy for Free Educational Entitlement (exceptional circumstances are allowed at the discretion of Cheshire East, where a fee may be payable due to holidays used).