Early Years Funding

In England, there are government funding programmes that can help your child join in the fun at Honey Pot Nurseries, for less. In simple terms, you can claim either 15 or 30 funded hours per week, depending on your circumstances.

How it works?

As with the pre-existing funding for 2 & 3 year olds, all of the newly announced Government funding is for 38 weeks of term time. Depending on your agreed childcare plan you will still receive a monthly charge even when claiming funding.

This will be a combination of:

  • The additional weeks that your child attends that is not covered by the 38 weeks of funding. We are open 52 weeks a year (51 weeks at Huyton and Allerton)
  • Additional hours that your child attends each week.
  • Additional service charges

If your child is from a family with additional support, you may be eligible for a fully funded space, please speak to the Nursery Manager to discuss this further.

We have created a full funding guide which explains everything you need to know about funding and how we apply it at Honey Pot Nursery. You will be given this funding guide when you view any of our nurseries.

When could my child become eligible?

Children become eligible for age-specific funding in the term following their relevant birthday (or month, in the case of 9 month olds).

Term start dates are typically 1st January, 1st April and 1st September each year.

How can I check if I’m eligible?

To find out if you’re eligible, head to: childcarechoices.gov.uk

OUR NURSERIES

Aigburth

358 Aigburth Road
Aigburth
Liverpool
L17 6AE
P: 0151 494 2373
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Aigburth is a large detached house situated on Aigburth Road in South Liverpool and was the first nursery owned by Honey Pot Nursery Group. It opened its doors to the public in July 2007 and has gone from strength to strength since. The nursery has a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room and a pre-school room. It also has a sensory room and an outdoor garden and a separate baby garden. The children also have access to local parks within the vicinity and children go on regular outings and local walks.

Allerton

Bridge Chapel Community Centre
Heath Road
Allerton
L19 4XR
P: 0151 427 5210
E: [email protected]

Honey Pot Allerton is situated within the grounds of Bridge Chapel Community Centre, off Heath Road in South Liverpool. Honey Pot Allerton is a recently renovated nursery which cares for children aged 18 months to 5 years. It is also a Breakfast Club, Afterschool Club and Holiday Club for primary school aged children who attend local schools Gilmour primary school and Springwood Heath. It caters for children requiring childcare term time only or those requiring care 51 weeks per year.

Childwall

70 Childwall Valley Rd
Childwall
Liverpool
L16 4PE
P: 0151 722 2500
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Childwall is a large detached house situated on Childwall Valley Road within the residential area of Childwall in South Liverpool. Formally a doctors surgery, the building underwent a huge renovation in early 2012 to make it purposely designed for the sole use of a day nursery. It benefits from a baby room, a toddler room and a pre-school room. It also has a sensory room, outdoor garden and separate baby garden. To the rear, we have a purposely designed garden room for children to enjoy uninterrupted play both indoors or outdoors.

Garston

Earp Street
Garston
Liverpool
L19 1RT
P: 0151 305 2023
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Day Nursery, Garston, was opened in April 2009 due to the success and high demand for spaces at our sister nursery in Aigburth. Garston underwent a huge renovation in 2019 and now benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area and designated baby garden. The nursery is located close to Garston village which offers the opportunity for children to go on local outings to the park, library and train station amongst many other regular outings.

Huyton

10 Huyton Church Road
Huyton
Liverpool
L36 5SJ
P: 0151 559 6600
Email: [email protected]

Honey Pot Day Nursery, Huyton, was opened in January 2023 after undergoing extensive renovation. The premises now operates over two floors and an external pre-school building. The benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area and designated baby garden. The nursery is located close to Huyton village which offers the opportunity for children to go on local outings to the park, library and train station amongst many other regular outings.

Wavertree

Chestnut Grove
Wavertree
Liverpool
L15 8HS
P: 0151 305 2022
E: [email protected]

Honey Pot Wavertree was opened in October 2017 due to the success and high demand for spaces in our sister nurseries. The building has also been adapted to include a large training suite and head office where the central support team are based. All of our staff are trained at this site on a regular basis which helps us to achieve outstanding practice. In addition, it benefits from a baby room, a pre-toddler room, a toddler room, pre-school room, a school leavers room, a sensory room, a library, and plenty of other communal play spaces. In addition, it has a large outdoor play area, a designated baby garden and a designated toddler garden.

Our History

Honey Pot Nursery Aigburth was established in 2007 by Julie and Tony Hurst. Using their combined expertise in the Early Years sector and business management, they decided to take the plunge and open their first nursery. Tony had spent many years running a successful catering business. Julie had spent years working as a nursery manager in a variety of nursery settings across Liverpool.

The nurseries have been very much a family affair from the very beginning as their youngest daughter Melissa joined them in the nursery in 2007 to gain her childcare qualifications. The following year, their eldest daughter Jenna joined the team during her degree studies in Early Years. Jenna and Melissa are both childcare qualified and have young children of their own, who all attend Honey Pot Nursery and enjoy having their say and opinions included in every day nursery life. Both Jenna and Melissa’s husbands, Michael and Demetri are involved in the running family business.

The family are involved in each of the nurseries every day, they do not manage from a distance and are most definitely ‘hands on’ owners.

Our Philosophy

At Honey Pot, we are influenced by a number of key childcare theorists and pedagogy. Taking parts from Reggio Emilia, Te Whariki with a sprinkle of Montessori and Steiner approaches. We are underpinned by a vision for children that they might be confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit and filled with curiosity and wonder of the world. Our approach is simple, it is our job at Honey Pot to ignite children’s imaginations and curiosity so that they shall enjoy self-directed learning and be thoroughly engaged in play and as a result, deep and purposeful learning shall inevitably take place.

We appreciate that choosing a nursery for your child is an incredibly important decision. We do not take lightly the trust parents place in us when they leave their precious children in our care.

What sets us apart:

  • Working together as one big Honey Pot family
  • Built for parents, by parents
  • Multi award winning nursery group
  • A focus on children’s health, well-being and mindfulness
  • Fantastic Ofsted judgements
  • An established and reputable group
  • A range of extra-curricular activities which are included at no extra cost to the parent
  • Biometric access systems ensuring the highest level of premises security
  • A staff team who are experienced and regularly receive training to ensure their knowledge reflects current best practice
  • An accredited forest school programme available to all children at no extra cost to the parent
  • Excellent outcomes for children meaning that they leave for school well-prepared and ready to begin their next stages in learning

OUR AWARDS

Eco Schools Award 2024 - Finalist

Nursery World Award 2024
Team Development Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2024
Health and Wellbeing Award – Finalist

NDNA Supporting staff well-being award
Winner 2022

ECO Schools Distinction Award 2022

Nursery World Award 2021
Team Development Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2020
Nursery of the Year award – Winner

Nursery World Award 2020
Eco- friendly early years award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2019
Team Development Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2019
Health and Well-Being Award – Finalist

NDNA – Team Development Award
Winner 2019

NDNA – Innovative Practice Award
Runner-up 2019

Nursery Recognition Award 2019
Nursery Group – Finalist

Millie’s Mark Award 2019
Childwall and Wavertree sites awarded

Time to Change Employer Pledge 2019
“Let’s end mental health discrimination”

Millie’s Mark Award 2018
Aigburth and Garston sites awarded

Nursery World Award 2018
Early Years Launch of the Year – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2018
Team Development – Highly Commended

Children’s Food Trust
Eat Better Do Better Award 2017

Outstanding Award

Nursery World Award 2017
Nursery Food Award – Finalist

Nursery World Award 2017
Team Development Award – Highly Commended

Nursery World Award 2016
Nursery Food Award – Finalist

Family Go Live Award 2016
Best Nursery in Liverpool – Finalist

Family Go Live Award 2012
Best Nursery in Liverpool – Winner

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