Fees and Charges
Little Engineers Nursery are committed to providing your child with the highest childcare and learning.
Little Engineers Nursery is open for 49 weeks per year. We are open Monday to Friday 8am – 5.45pm.
Our fees are listed with options for parents to choose core hours, morning sessions or afternoon sessions. Morning sessions provide a snack and lunch, and afternoon sessions provide tea.
There are also add on options for parents who would like their child to start early at 7.30am with Breakfast, or a later pickup time of 6:30 pm (due to demand).
Our Standard Day: 8am-5.45pm
Standard Half Days: 8am-1pm; 12.45pm-5.45pm
1 year olds: £75 per standard day/ £37.50 half day
2 – 3 year olds: £65 per standard day/ £32.50 half day
Early Riser (7:30am start with breakfast): £5 (due to demand)
Late Leaver (collection at 6:30pm): £5 (due to demand)
Additional Hourly Rate: £10 per hour
1 year olds: £80 per standard day/ £40 half day
2 – 3 year olds: £70 per standard day/ £35 half day
The minimum attendance is 20 hours per week which can be 2 full days, 4 half sessions, and 1 full day and 2 half-day sessions.
Fees are due in advance on the 1st of each month. We issue monthly invoices mid-month for the following month.
You will still be charged if your child is unwell or if you go on holiday.
Fees are calculated on a monthly basis by how many days your child attends the nursery by the daily cost.
- You do not pay for when the nursery is closed for Bank Holidays, Staff Training Days (3 per year), Easter (closed for 1 week) and Christmas Holidays (closed for 2 weeks).
- Fee increases are applied in April and calculated on the previous year’s running costs.
- Any places outside the standard plans are offered at the manager’s sole discretion.
- Where we offer a reduced fee rate after a child’s birthday, that reduction will take effect from the first day of the following billing period.
Please refer to childcare terms and conditions for more details regarding fees.
In order to register your child at Little Engineers Nursery, please fill in our application form. You can collect one from the nursery or you can download it from our website. There is a registration fee of £50 that will need to be paid the same day you hand in your application form. An invoice will be sent to you via email with our bank details.
On accepting a place, this fee will go towards your child’s settling in fee. If we do not have spaces available, you can join our waiting list. We regularly review our occupancy, and availability is assessed taking in any leavers or room moves. If your child does not receive a place to start at the requested time, they will remain on the waiting list until a place becomes available. We will aim to give you an update on your position after each review.
Cancelling a confirmed place (prior to starting or during the settling in sessions)
If you are receiving funding and topping up, please note that during half-term and school holidays, we will still be charging you the top-up prices. This is to reserve your child's place.
Multiple Births Families
We are pleased to be able to offer a 25% discount for families with multiple births attending Little Engineers. You will pay for the full fee for your first child and then a 25% discount for all other children within multiple births.
Paying with Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare
We also accept Childcare Vouchers. Parents are currently paying with:
- Cooperative Vouchers - Account Number 85116313
- Edenred Vouchers - Account Number P21156381
- Care-4 - Account Number 32464663
- Computershare Vouchers - User ID number 0024780814
- Sodexo - Carer ID: 882773
- PES Ltd/ Happypeople
- Enjoy Benefits
Once you make a payment with your childcare voucher provider, they will notify us where we will amend your account.
If we are not registered with your provider, we will do so. We are also registered with the Government Scheme for Tax-Free Childcare.
Help with Childcare Costs
To find out if you are eligible for help with childcare costs please visit Childcare Choices.
Childcare Terms and Conditions
For full details of our terms of condition please read our Childcare Terms and Conditions.