Frequently asked questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions, though you can always give us a bell on 01422 252112 if you’d like any more info.

  • How much does it cost?

Day Rate £54
Morning session £32
Afternoon session £32
Extra hours £7 per hour

Holiday childcare for children up to the age of 12 years in The Den is just £35 per child, per day.

Read more about our prices and what’s included

  • What’s your Ofsted rating?

Our most recent inspection took place in January 2020 and we were rated “Good”. Read more about our Ofsted rating.

  • Where are you? (i.e. in Halifax and where on E! site)

Eureka! Nursery is in Halifax, West Yorkshire and sits in the grounds of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, next door to Halifax Train Station – in fact the nursery overlooks the railway line!

We’re based in the 1855 Building – the grand old station building opposite Eureka! Museum. As you look at the building, the entrance to Eureka! Nursery is on the left hand side of the building – see below!

Nursery location

  • What time are you open?

We’re open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year (closing for occasional training days and for one week at Christmas).

  • Are you open at weekends?

No, we are closed at weekends.

  • Are there any nursery places available at the moment?

Our availability varies, so the quickest and most reliable way to find out is to give us a call on 01422 252112.

  • Do you take funded places?

Yes, we are happy to accommodate 2, 3 and 4 year old funded places. Give us a call on 01422 252112 and we’ll talk you through it.

  • How do I get my funded hours?

Once you register with us you will need to fill in a couple of forms, which we pass to the Local Authority. The funding will then come straight to us – no need to do anything else!

  • Where do I park to drop off/pick up?

There are a number of drop-off/pick-up parking bays next to the grassy play area outside Eureka! Nursery. Please note though – no u-turns! If you follow the road around there is a turning circle just behind the museum so please do use it to ensure that everyone is safe in the Eureka! Grounds. See the route on the image below.

Nursery location

  • Do I need to supply nappies and baby milk?

Yes, please. We ask parents and carers to bring a supply of nappies and baby milk, and we’ll let you know when the stash is running low. But don’t worry – we do have spares so if you forget or run out, we’ve got you (and your child) covered.

  • What do you do for children with allergies?

Our nursery meals are provided by caterers Apetito. You can read loads about them and see sample dishes on the Apetito website. They are experts in catering to a wide variety of dietary needs so if your child has any allergies or other requirements, just let us know. In short – talk to us, and we’ll take care of it.

  • What happens if my child gets ill at nursery?

Your child’s key worker, or member of the management team, will contact you immediately. It will depend on the severity of the illness as to whether you’ll need to collect them straight away or not, but you can discuss next steps with the staff member that has called you. You can download a copy of our Exclusion Procedure for Illness/Communicable Disease (PDF)

  • When’s your next open day?

We run open days throughout the year, however you don’t need to wait ‘til then to have a good look around. Just drop in, or give us a call on 01422 252 112 to arrange a tour!

  • Can I look around?

If the nursery is open, you’re welcome to call in for the guided tour – no need to arrange an appointment. You can call us on 01422 252112 to arrange a specific time if you prefer.

Any other questions?

Drop us an email or call us on 01422 252 112.

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