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Sessions & Fees

Session 3mths – 3 yrs 3yrs – 4yrs
8am – 1pm £32.00 £4.80
1pm – 6pm £30.00 £4.80
Full Day £52.50 £4.80
Full Week(Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm) £257.50 Hourly Rate for 3-4 yr olds 15 or 30 hours funding

Plus Food costs and additional service Charge

The chart above is applicable from 1st September 2019

The Full Day price includes snack in the morning, a nutritionally balanced hot lunch and pudding and a light tea in the afternoon. (See nursery menu’s) The 8am 1pm session includes snack and the hot lunch and pudding. The 1pm-6pm session includes the light tea, which may include sandwiches, wraps or crackers. You may wish to provide tea for babies who are weaning. Funded 3-4 year olds are charged for food and additional services provided by the nursery.

Fees are invoiced monthly in advance and payable by 15th of the month.  You will receive an invoice via email through our nursery management system. We accept cash, card payment, standing order payments or cheques, made payable to: The Orchard Nursery

Parents must adhere to the nurseries “Fee payment policy “– see term and conditions.

There will be no reduction in charges where your child is unable to attend for what ever reason (ie. Illness) and the full amount will be made payable regardless of his/her attendance.
With regard to holiday absence, a child is annually eligible to one week holiday non-attendance, where fees are not charged. One months notice is required.
There is no charge when the nursery is closed for public bank holidays and the Christmas week.

Babies and non funded 2 year olds require a deposit of £100.00 in order to secure a place at the nursery. This payment will be banked on receipt of the registration form and will be deducted off your last month’s fees, when your child leaves the nursery. This can be paid cash, BACS transfer, cheque or card.

Two’s too funded places, if booking 2 months in advance would be charged a £25 holding fee. This would be refunded when the child starts the nursery.

Early Education funded places, if paying for hot lunch/snack/tea with additional hour’s a £100 deposit is required.

A registration fee of £10 is applicable for all children (apart from funded 2 year olds) to cover administration costs.

Early Education Funding

All 3 and 4 years olds are entitled to Early Education Funding from the government. This is to ensure that all children in the two years prior to their commencing primary school are able to access early years’ education. Children are entitled to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year or 11 hours over 51 weeks (Stretched Funded Offer). This commences the term after your child turns 3 and we will notify you when your child is eligible.

Our sessions for funded children are: 8am-1pm   1pm-6pm   9am-3pm or 8am-6pm.

An Additional charge is applied for extra services. Please get in contact for more information.

30 hours Funding

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week of early education. If you are living in England and working over 16 hours per week, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours funded childcare. Click on the link below to see if you are eligible.


An Additional charge is applied for extra services. Please get in contact for more information.

Tax Free Childcare
Parents will be able to open a childcare account. For every £8 you pay into your childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can get up to £2000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs – that’s up to £500 every 3 months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4000 per child – a total of £1000 every 3 months. You can then use this money to pay the nursery.

Working tax credits

The government has introduced working tax credits for parents who work part-time and on low incomes in order to made day care more affordable. Please speak to the manager for more details.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a type of salary sacrifice scheme that means you receive part of your salary in childcare vouchers. These vouchers are tax and national insurance exempt, and provides huge savings for both you, the parent and your employer. This scheme is being fazed out so will not be available for new employees. We accept most vouchers.