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Our Irthlingborough nursery has been running since July 2016. It is a converted house which really adds to our family feel. We can have up to 48 children each day spread across our 3 areas.


The nursery is close to the A6 and A45 meaning that our children come from Irthlingborough and the surrounding villages. Please come and look round any time before 11.30am or after 2pm!


Our fees and extra-curricular activities are listed below!


This group is 0-2 years. The babies have three dedicated rooms as well as their own garden.


They have a dedicated quiet room where the children can sleep during the day in cots or on mats, or explore the black and white area specifically designed for babies. Another room focuses on physical play and messy activities throughout the entire day. The last room is for all of our naturals play and heuristic exploration where babies can really develop their sense of self. There is also a small nappy changing area adjoined to this room.


Staff ratio = 1:2 or 1:3 when babies are over 7 months of age



This group is 2-3 years. The children have one open area meaning that all areas of learning are available to them throughout the day. Messy play, the large sand pit and the discovery area are favourites in this room. The children have free-flow access into their sensory garden complete with a messy mud kitchen and herb area! The children have a small bathroom with nappy changing facilities, potties and toilets available to them.


Staff ratio = 1:4


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This group is 3-5 years. The pre-school children have 2 spacious rooms with free-flow access into their garden. The first room is where all of their imaginative play takes place along with a cosy book area. The second room is where all of their messy play and cooking activities take place with a food area. The garden then has a mud kitchen, pirate boat, sandpit and much more! The children have access to toilets or nappy changing facilities for those who still need it.


Staff ratio = 1:8

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Full week (Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 6:00pm)


Full day (7:30am - 6:00pm)


8:00am - 3:30pm / 8:30 - 4:00 / 9:00- 4:30


8:00am - 3:00pm / 8:30 - 3:30 / 9:00 - 4:00


8:00am - 2:00pm / 8:30 - 2:30 / 9:00 - 3:00


Morning (7:30am - 1:00pm)


Afternoon (1:00pm - 6:00pm)


9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm

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Term time only (38 weeks) contracts are available. These must follow our term dates, a maximum of 10 extra days per year can be booked if needed.



10% discount for the oldest siblings if you have two or more children at Favours

10% discount if you study or work at Moulton College

12% discount if you work at Nationwide


  • Breakfast is at 7.30am / AM snack is at 9.00am / Lunch is at 12.00pm / PM snack is at 3.30pm


  • Any extra hours (whole hours only) will be charged at £6 per hour. Extra hours are available on an ad hoc basis, only the set sessions above can be chosen on a permanent basis.


  • £6.50 per 10 minutes will be charged for early arrival / late collection of a child at any time during the day.


  • There is a non-refundable registration fee of £40.00 covering your settling-in sessions and administration.


  • Although we have no minimum session requirements, we recommend at least 2 sessions per week to enable your child to settle at nursery and get the most out of their time with us. Shift patterns can be catered for.

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Fees are due one month in advance (by the 28th) via bank transfer or childcare voucher. If for whatever reason funds have not been received by the 28th, a daily charge of £5 will be added to your account until it is settled.


Full fees are payable for any time that your child is absent from nursery or the nursery is closed for any reason. The nursery will be closed on Bank Holidays and 3-5 days at Christmas for which there will be no reduction in fees. These sessions may be used at an alternative time, subject to availability, with no charge.


Extra sessions are subject to availability and cannot be swapped for your standard sessions. Extras are charged at the normal rate and do not receive any discounts, they will appear on your next invoice.


One month’s notice IN WRITING is required to change your sessions or cancel your place otherwise charges will remain.

Support with childcare costs

Unfortunately childcare is expensive to buy because it’s expensive to provide. For more information on what help is available please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk


The eligibility checker is on Northamptonshire County Council website.


This is available for 15 hours term time only the term after their 2nd birthday. You may choose any of the sessions above to make up your 15 hours. There are no extra charges applied to 2 year old funding and this continues throughout your time at nursery.


Children will become eligible for universal funding the term after their 3rd birthday. Parents need to provide the child’s birth certificate and proof of address in order to be eligible. The extended entitlement is available for those children who have both parents working over 16 hours per week.


Funding will be applied term time only (15/30 hours per week) or all year round (11/22 hours per week) depending on your current contract.

3 & 4 Year Old Funding Options Download Fee Information extra curricular activities

Wednesday morning – Pacesetters - £1.50 per week for all pre-schoolers choosing to attend on this day


Thursday morning – Music-Go-Round - £1.50 per week for all children choosing to attend on this day