Our Nursery Fees

Day nursery fees can often be very confusing; there are so many options for sessions and days.  We have listed the basics here but as an independent family nursery we understand that sometimes flexibility is required.  We are always happy to discuss your requirements and see if we can accommodate your needs.

We don’t insist but do recommend a minimum of two nursery sessions per week to enable good attachments for the children. We also ask for four week’s notice to reduce/cancel your child’s place.

Our Nursery Sessions

Nursery SessionNursery HoursNursery Cost
Nursery half-day hours (Morning/Afternoon)7.30am -12.30pm or 1pm – 6pm£33.25
Short Days
(Limited Availability)
9.15am – 3.15pm  £43.50
Full Day7.30am – 6pm  £55.50
Full Week5 days less 10%£249.75

Nursery Fees Funding

All children become eligible for 15 hours of Nursery Education Grant from the term after their third birthday. Some children may be eligible for the extended funding and therefore access 30 funded hours.

Children's House Nursery, Southwell, Nursery Fees

Some children are eligible for 15 hours at 2 years old.  For eligibility please check your childcare choices here. In order to aid greater choice and meet the needs of families all funded sessions at The Children’s House Day Nursery can be taken over 38 or 52 weeks.

To check your child’s eligibility you can read more here about on the HM Government website about  funded sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

The table below shows a variety of funding options but is not exhaustive.  We will try and accommodate your needs so please contact us here or on 01636 378060 for a chat about how we can meet your needs.

For children accessing Early Years Funding

Where a charge is made it is either for hours that are not covered by funding and/or a consumable charge – to cover snacks/meals and other consumables such as but not limited to; French, trips, resources etc.

Nursery Fees Funding Options

Nursery SessionFunding Hours (per session)Funding Cost
Nursery half-day hours (Morning/Afternoon)

9.00am – 12.00 pm or 12.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Morning 7.30-12.302 hours£24.50
Morning 7.30-12.303 hours£20.00
Morning 7.30-12.304 hours£15.50
Morning 7.30-12.305 hours£11.00
Afternoon 1-6pm2 hours£24.50
Afternoon 1-6pm3 hours£20.00
Afternoon 1-6pm4 hours£15.50
Afternoon 1-6pm5 hours£11.00
Full Days

7.30 am – 6 pm
2 hours
3 hours
4  hours
5  hours
6  hours
7 hours
8 hours
10 hours
Short Days2 hours
3 hours
4  hours
5  hours
Funded Day 9.15-3.156 hours£8.00

Before & After School/Holiday Club

Nursery SessionNursery HoursNursery Cost
Holiday Club/Inset Days (Short Day)  9.15am – 3.15pm  £30.00
Holiday Club morning/afternoon£20.00
Holiday Club/Inset Days (Full Day)7.30am – 6pm  £35.00
Breakfast Club £10.00
After School Club £12.50

Nursery Fee Schedule

Depending on attendance patterns, children may take part in inclusive extra curricular activities such as French and some trips.  However, some activities have additional charges, e.g. cinema trips.

Additional hours£8.00
Meal charge£3.50
Pick up fee (Lowes Wong)£5.00
  • A 10% sibling discount is applied where both children attend for three full days or more.  This does not apply once a sibling receives funding.
  • There is a discretionary charge for persistent late collection of £10 per 15 mins charged in 15 mins intervals.
  • We cater for special diets but nappies need to be provided.
  • A limited number of term-time only places are offered (reservation fees apply for holiday period). Please ask for details and availability.
As an independent family nursery we understand that sometimes flexibility is required.  Please contact us on 01636 378130 for an informal chat about how we can meet your childcare needs.

This blog post by Karen O’Connell, owner of The Children’s House Nursery also provides further information on funded nursery fees.