We charge £77.50 per day, 8:00am - 6:00pm (contracted earlier drop off at 7:30am and/or later pick up at 6:30pm is available by arrangement at an additional charge. Please ask for details). Full time spaces (five days per week) are charged at only £72.50 per day! We also offer a discount of £5 per day for siblings.
All snacks, meals and refreshments (inc. formula milk) are included in this fee. However, we do ask parents and carers to supply nappies, nappy creams, sun lotions and a small rucksack.
Parent/child sickness days are to be paid for, as well as any holidays where the child is absent. However, if an unfortunate event did occur and we chose to close the Nursery, you will not be charged.
We require payment one month in advance via bank transfer, the tax free childcare scheme or childcare vouchers.
REGISTRATION FEE & DEPOSIT
To secure a space for your child, we initially require a £400 deposit, as well as a £50 administration fee. We also require the original signed copy of the contract.
The deposit is held until your child leaves nursery and if all fees are up to date, would then be refunded to you. If you should wish to cancel before the contracted start date, or a minimum or 4 months has not elapsed since the first contracted day, then the deposit becomes non-refundable.
15 AND 30 HOURS FUNDED CHILDCARE
We do accept 15 or 30 hours funding. All three year old's will automatically receive 15 hours funding at the beginning of the term after their third birthday. However, you may be eligible for 30 hours funding. You will need to apply for this via the government website. If you are eligible, they will send you a code which will need to be passed on to us as soon as possible.
With either the 15 or 30 hours funding, the government only fund childcare during term time (38 weeks of the year), and as we are a full time nursery (open 51 weeks of the year), parents and carers would need to cover our daily fee of £77.50 during holiday periods. Therefore, to make finances a little easier for parents (and to avoid having larger invoices during holiday months), we average out the funded hours over the year.
The government do not fund for any meals or refreshments under their 15/30 hours childcare funded scheme, and therefore, we need to charge for this separately. Our charge of £18.60 per day covers the costs of providing and preparing breakfast, two hot meals, refreshments and snacks throughout the day, as well as having a professional cook on the premises on a full time basis. This amount is already included in our normal daily fee, however we charge this separately for the days in which funded hours are being claimed.