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 -12.30 pm or 1 pm – 6 pm£30.00
Short Days
(Limited Availability)
9.15am – 3.15pm  £39.00
Full Day7.30 am – 6 pm  £49.50
Full Week £222.75

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.

Nursery Fees Funding Options

Nursery SessionNursery HoursFunding Hours (per session)Funding Cost
Nursery half-day hours (Morning/Afternoon)7.30am -12.30 pm or 1 pm – 6 pm3 hours funded   FREE (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Short Days (Limited Availability)9.15am – 3.15 pm  6 hours funded£3 snack/meal charge
Full Days7.30 am – 6 pm with 2 hours funded
3 hours funded
4  hours funded
5  hours funded
6  hours funded
7 hours funded
8 hours funded
9 hours funded
10 hours funded
£41.25
£37.00
£33.00
£28.75
£24.50
£20.25
£16.25
£11.50
£7.25

Before & After School/Holiday Club

Nursery SessionNursery HoursNursery Cost
Holiday Club/Inset Days (Short Day)  9.15am – 3.15pm  £23.00
Holiday Club/Inset Days (Full Day)7.30 am – 6 pm  £28.00
Breakfast Club £7.50
After School Club £9.75
Forest School9 am – 3 pm£33.00

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 i.e. swimming, Forest School sessions offsite, cinema trips etc.

  • 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.
  • A charge of £7.00 per hour will be made for out of hours care/late collection/extra hours, in 1/4 hour sections.
  • 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.