Fees

Normal Rates

The nursery hours are strictly 7:30am - 5.30pm, if the nursery is used after 5.30pm there will be a charge of £2.00 per minute.

We are open Monday to Friday, but close for one week during the Christmas and New Year period and also on English bank holidays.

Full time and part time places are available.  Sessions are also available; 9:30am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm or 9:30am - 3:30pm.

We offer 30 hours funding for children who attend throughout the whole year (this means they attend both in and out of term time) and are eligible. Information regarding 30 hours funding, how to check eligibility, and how to receive your 30 hour funding code, can be found via the childcare funding page on the Suffolk Government website. The 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds are available to all children who are eligible. For more information and to find out when your child is eligible please visit the childcare funding page on the Suffolk Government website.

Days and session times must be the same each week and can not be swapped for other days/sessions.

Pricing

Full time (weekly fees) - Mon to Fri:

Daily fees:

Hourly fee (minimum of 3 hours per session):

Morning session (3 hours):

Afternoon session (3 hours):

Morning session (3 hours):

Afternoon session (3 hours):

£239.00 (under twos) – This includes £16.00 for all food

£210.00 (over twos)   – This includes all food

£55.00 (under twos)  – This includes £3.20 for all food

£44.00 (over twos)    – This includes all food

 

£6.55 ( under twos)

£6.25 ( over twos )

£21.65  ( under twos)  – This includes £2.00 for dinner

£20.85 (under twos)   – This includes £1.20 for tea

£20.75 (over twos)     – This includes £2.00 for dinner

£19.95  (over twos)     – This includes £1.20 for tea

Deposits

A deposit is required if booking in advance for your child.  The deposit will be one weeks childcare, which will be deducted from your first month's childcare payment.  This deposit is non-refundable should the place be cancelled prior to your child attending the nursery.

Deposits are not needed for funding only children.

Booking in your child

After your initial visit and when you have decided if you would like a place at our nursery, we would arrange a home visit so we can see your child in their own surroundings. At this visit a senior member of staff will fill in all the forms and details, as well as filling in a tracker which contains the three main areas included in the EYFS (Physical Development, Communication & Language and Personal, Social & Emotional Development).  The senior staff member will do this whilst another staff member gets to know your child. Establishing a familiar face for your child to recognise at the setting, will help make their first day easier. The member of staff who attends the home visit alongside our senior staff member will usually be your child's key-person, unless your child develops more of a strong bond with another member of staff.

Notes

  • We give a sibling discount of 8% for two or more children (full time places only).  Please ask for details.

 

  • Family Tax Credit - Most parents can claim family tax credit to help with childcare costs. Go to www.direct.gov.uk to find out if you’re eligible.     

 

  • Fees are calculated on a yearly basis, so that you always pay the same amount each month.

 

  • The cost of the number of days a week that your child attends will be multiplied by 49 (there are 52 weeks in the year).  This gives you 3 free weeks, meaning you are not paying for bank holidays or the week we close at Christmas.  This figure will then be divided by 12 (there are 12 months in the year) to give equal monthly payments, which are due to us on or before the 4th of each month.  Please pay fees by Direct Debit, Standing Order, Bank Transfer or card payment .  We no longer accept cheques. 

 

  • Please note that fees are not subject to adjustment due to absence, illness, holidays, variations etc.

 

  • Please note that if fees have not been paid by the 4th, we will have to refuse you entry.  This is due to the fact of parents leaving us without paying the fees. 

 

  • If your child’s day of attendance doesn’t fall on the 4th  you can always pay beforehand or set up a direct debit, because if fees are late due to any reason a £5.00 administration fee will be charged. 

 

  • Please try to give at least one months notice when leaving Greenhays.

 

  • Please note fees are increased annually, usually around April time.