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How much are the fees?

Nursery Fees 1st August 2020 - 31st July 2021

Morning session
Afternoon session
Children aged under 3 yrs
£304.50 £60.90 £31.95 £28.95
Children aged over 3 yrs
£299.00 £59.80 £31.40 £28.40

Fees quoted are in pound sterling and valid for the academic year 2020-2021 only.

Prices include all meals, snacks and drinks for children not in receipt of Nursery Education Funding.

For children in receipt of Nursery Education Funding a charge of £3.00 is made for lunch

Please see the opening hours page for details of session times.

Collection of fees

Staff Members: Nursery fees are deducted directly from salaries when paid (usually the 24th of the month).

Students: Nursery fees are processed through the Student Finance office and are payable termly along with other payments (e.g. tuition fees).

Financial Support for Childcare

Students - Hardship Funds
The University administers two hardship funds, one for home students and one for overseas students, which are available to help with Nursery fees. Further information about these can be obtained from the Student Financial Adviser on 02476 150096. Email
Childcare Grant
This is available to home students on low incomes and can be worth up to 85% of childcare costs. For further information take the link to childcare grant and download application form CCG1.

Childcare Vouchers
The Nursery is registered to accept childcare vouchers which can be obtained via an employer where a parent is employed elsewhere.

Staff Members
Tax Credits
The Working Tax Credit is now available if you work 16 hours or more a week. Contact the Inland Revenue for more information
Nursery Education Funding (universal offer)

This is provided from the DfE through the LEA and is claimed for on your behalf. You will be asked to sign a declaration that confirms that your child is attending this particular setting. All children are entitled to this funding from the term following their third birthday. The education grant for 2018-19 allows eligible children to receive 15 hours of free nursery education a week, for 38 weeks of the year.

Nursery Education Funding (Extended offer)

The extended offer provides an additional 15 hours a week during term time for eligible children. See here for more information.

Please note: we reserve the right to make a charge for our 'inclusive service' to funded children. Please ask at the nursery office for further details of this charge.

Salary Sacrifice
The University operates a salary sacrifice scheme which is available to University employees who are on the University payroll. For more information please contact the payroll department.