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How much are the fees?

Nursery Fees 31st July 2023 - 28th July 2024

Table of nursery fees 2023-2024
  Weekly Daily Morning session Afternoon session
Children aged under 3 yrs £352 £70.40 £36.90 £33.50
Children aged over 3 yrs £345.50 £69.10 £36.25 £32.85

Fees quoted are in pound sterling and valid for the academic year 2023 -2024 only. 

Nursery Fees 29th July 2024 - 1st August 2025

Fees quoted are in pound sterling and valid for the academic year 2024 -2025 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 £3.50 is made for lunch and £1.60 for tea.

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 

Students - 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 grantLink opens in a new window and download application form CCG1.

Students and Staff members - Childcare Vouchers

The Nursery is registered to accept childcare vouchers which can be obtained via an employer where a parent is employed elsewhere, and the HMRC Tax Free Childcare Scheme.

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

Staff Members - Salary Sacrifice Scheme

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. In some cases it may not be possible to sacrifice the full sum of your fees as there is a legal requirement to be paid above the National Minimum Wage after any salary sacrifice has been taken into account.

Nursery Education Funding (Universal offer) 3 and 4 year olds

This is provided from the DfE through the LEA and is claimed by the nursery on your behalf. You will be asked to sign a declaration that confirms that your child is attending this particular setting. Currently all children are entitled to this funding from the term following their third birthday. The Universal offer allows eligible children to receive 570 hours of free nursery education each year.

Nursery Education Funding (Extended offer) 3 and 4 year olds

The extended offer provides an additional 570 hours a year for eligible children. See childcare choices, (government site) for more information.

*Information on how we deliver the funded sessions will be given to you when your child becomes eligible.*

Nursery Education Funding (Expanded offer) for 9 month - 3 year olds

From September 2024 children of 'working parents' will be eligible for Expanded offer funding from the term after their child is 9 months old. These children will also be eligible for 570 hours of nursery education funding each year. For information on the definition of 'working parents' please see the childcare choices link above.

Targeted Funding for 2 year olds

In some circumstances, Children who are not eligible for the Expanded offer may qualify for funding under the targeted scheme. Please ask at the nursery office for further information.