Nursery fees

The Day Nursery is open Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 18:00, all year round, closing only for bank holidays and University closure days. Fees are not charged for these planned closure days.

Fees for children at the Day Nursery - effective from 1 August 2019

Unit Children of students* Children of staff Children of external applicants
Registration fee £50 registration fee payable to secure a child's place at the Nursery (this is a non-refundable charge to cover administration and settling in visit(s))
Squirrels and Hedgehogs
(Children under 2 years)
£37.00 per session
£47.00 extended session
£60.00 per day
£39.00 per session
£49.00 extended session
£62.00 per day
£44.00 per session
£54.00 extended session
£70.00 per day
Foxes
(Children from 2-3 years)
£35.00 per session
£45.00 extended session **
£56.00 per day
£37.00 per session
£47.00 extended session **
£58.00 per day
£40.00 per session
£50.00 extended session **
£62.00 per day
Badgers
(Children over 3 years - pre-school)
£34.00 per session
£44.00 extended session
£54.00 per day
£36.00 per session
£46.00 extended session
£56.00 per day
£40.00 per session
£50.00 extended session
£60.00 per day
Ad hoc sessions The above external rates (appropriate to age) apply to all non-contract customers
Absence and late collection £10 per 15 minutes £10 per 15 minutes £10 per 15 minutes

*Students must be registered to study at the University of Hertfordshire within the academic year that the child attends the Day Nursery, to qualify for this price range.

**An extended session with an extra hour to the standard session times is available with prior agreement with the Nursery Manager at an increased cost of £10.00 per day above the usual session price. This session can be used to pick up the child at 14:00 for the morning sessions and to drop off the child at 12:00 for the afternoon sessions. Please note if your child is free funded, then this extended charge of £10.00 per day will still apply. If prior agreement is not obtained, then a late collection/early drop off fee will be charged at £40.00 for the hour.

Full fees are payable for all booked sessions where a child does not attend - regardless of the reason.

What's included

Morning session: 08:00 - 13:00
Afternoon session: 1
3:00 - 18:00

Morning sessions include breakfast, a morning snack, drinks and lunch; and afternoon sessions include drinks and a light tea. Extended sessions include the same meals as morning sessions.

Fees include nappies, wipes and sun cream; but formula milk is to be provided by the parent.

Payment

Fees are calculated for each individual calendar month; therefore, your invoice amount will differ each month.  Fees are invoiced monthly, one month in advance. Payment terms are 30 calendar days.  Payment can be made by childcare voucher, debit or credit card, bank transfer, or cheque.

Any fees unpaid after 30 days may attract a £25 debt chasing administration fee, applied as £25 per unpaid, overdue invoice.  Non-payment of fees will result in the loss of a child’s place at the Nursery, and legal action to recover the debt.

Parents may qualify for help with paying for childcare.  Additional detailed information can be found on the following website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk which outlines various funding available to different eligibility conditions.  Please ask the Nursery Management team for further assistance if you are in doubt after following the Childcare Choices website or if your circumstances change and you would like further clarification.