Fees

The best investment

Our home nurseries typically charge a daily fee of £79 for 10 hours.

Our nurseries never have more than 3 children per adult, so your child will get far more individual attention and learning than in a regular nursery setting. There’s no better investment for your little one’s future happiness and success. 

We can also help you claim Tax-Free Childcare, and maybe even funded hours. Learn more about financial help for childcare.

Pre-school child in a childminder setting enjoying and learning out of doors

 

What you'll pay

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Daily fees

About 95% of your recurring monthly fees. This covers everything—from food to nappies to sore bottom cream. You simply send your child and their wellies.

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Monthly holiday contribution

Parents contribute each month to a holiday pay fund for their Early Educator. For every month your child attends full-time you pay for 1.6 holiday days. We adjust this down for 3 or 4 days per week. It works out around 5% of your monthly bill.

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£150 refundable deposit

An initial, one-off deposit to secure your child's place, paid back to you in full when your child leaves the home nursery.

Example—the Patel family in Surbiton

The Patels need childcare for their 3-year-old daughter.

  • Their monthly childcare cost before the Tax-Free Childcare top-up is £840.49

  • They need 3 x 10-hour days a week, 48 weeks per year

  • They qualify for 570 government-funded hours in a year as their daughter is 3—that's nearly 12 hours per week over 48 weeks

  • So in a 30-hour week, the Patels pay for 18 hours at the regular rate, plus a consumables charge alongside the 12 funded hours they use, and the pro-rated monthly holiday pay

  • This comes to £840.49 in total. But when the Patels pay into their Tax-Free Childcare account, the government tops the account up with £2 for every £8 put in—up to £500 for 3 months—so the actual cost for the Patels is £673.80 per month

  •  The Patels also paid a one-off deposit of £150 when their daughter started, and the deposit is refunded to them when she leaves the setting.

    The calculation is based on a home nursery in Surbiton at £7.90 per hour, 30 hours per week in 48 weeks of the year, with 12 funded hours per week.

Save £2,000 a year

Tax-Free childcare is available to every family so long as both parents are earning more than £142 per week and neither earns more than £100,000 per year.

You can claim 20% of your childcare costs from the Government—up to £500 every three months.

If just the thought of the forms involved in claiming give you a headache, we've got you. We'll navigate you through the bureaucracy and help ensure you get the maximum £2,000 allowance a year.

Learn more about Tax-Free Childcare at GOV.UK

Funded hours from age 3

Every child is entitled to 570 hours of free childcare a year after they turn 3. This is known as '15 hours free'.

Lots of working families qualify for a further 15 hours a week—known as '30 hours free'. In total, this qualifies you for 1140 hours of childcare per year.

This Government support significantly reduces your bill, but you still need to pay the hours over and above your free entitlement, and for consumables and trips.

Learn more about funded hours and consumables here.

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