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Day Nursery Fees for 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018

2017/18 Full time Weekly Rate Half day Rate Daily Rate
Non University £242.50 £30.50 £59.50
University Staff and Students £226.90 £28.50 £55.40

Prices include all meals, snacks and drinks.

All nursery placements will be invoiced a month in advance for the ‘Actual days’ in each month. For example, attendance in July 2015 for a child attending full time would be billed for: 4x Mondays, 4x Tuesdays, 5x Wednesdays, 5x Thursdays and 5x Fridays.

No concessions exist for any weeks where Bank, Public or staff training days occur. (A schedule of dates is available from the nursery and on the website.) This means full fees payable for these times with the exception of the University closed days which will be automatically deducted from your invoice.

For University Students who book term places, holiday retainers of 50% are charged during vacation periods.

Nursery Education Funding for two-, three- and four-year-old children
Children aged three- and four-years old are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education funding per week for a minimum of 38 weeks. There is an opportunity to stretch the entitlement and take it over 50.6 weeks, but that would have an effect on the hours per week.

Two-year-old funding is not a free entitlement, the child/family will need to meet a criteria based on family benefits. If the family are in receipt of the following benefits they will be eligible: income support, income based Job Seekers Allowance, Child Tax Credits at a higher rate than family element, Extra Working Tax Credits relating to a disability, Pension Credit, NASS (National Asylum Support Service).

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2016: 5 September 2016 – 16 December 2016

Half term is on the week commencing Monday 24th October

Spring Term 2017: 4 January 2017 – 7 April 2017

Half term is on the week commencing Monday 20th February. Please note Wednesday 4th January is a staff training day, the nurseries will re-open on Thursday 5th January as normal.

Summer Term 2017: 24 April 2017 – 14 July 2017

Half term is on the week commencing Monday 29th May. Please note Friday 28th July is a staff training day

Payment Methods
Nursery fees are payable in advance and payments can be made by:-

  • University Employees tax credit scheme via salary sacrifice.
  • Childcare vouchers (Busy Bees, Accor, Care4, etc) via monthly invoice. Payment from your chosen scheme needs to be released promptly to ensure invoice is paid in full on receipt. Any shortfall can be paid with cash or personal cheque.
  • Direct Debit Mandate, collected on the 14th day of each month.

To apply for a nursery place for your child please complete our:

Please note: to process your application we must have a signed terms and conditions.

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