Fees and Help with Childcare Costs

Nursery fees are dependent on the number and choice of sessions which you would like your child to attend.  

There are several ways that your nursery fees can be reduced: 

  • Child care vouchers through salary sacrifice 

  • 2 & 3 year old grants from the county council 

  • Working family tax credits 

If you would like to discuss the matter of fees and how much it would cost to attend please feel free to contact us by phone or email for information. 

Childcare Vouchers 

If either or both parents pay income tax and national insurance, you may be able to save money on your nursery fees by making use of the childcare voucher scheme through your employer. The exact amount is dependent upon your tax levels and whether one or both parents are able to make use of the voucher scheme. More information can be found here or from the nursery managers.  


Nursery Grants 

Your child will become eligible to receive Nursery Education Funding in the school term after your child has turned three years of age thereby reducing your monthly fees accordingly for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks each year. Some two year olds may also qualify. The nursery will claim the grant on your behalf and deduct it from your fees. 


Nursery Grants for two-year-olds 

Your two-year-old may qualify for free childcare if they meet certain criteria. A list of all these criteria can be found here. 


Nursery Grants for three and four years olds 

All three and four year old children can get 15 hours per week of free childcare and early years education, for 38 weeks per year. This is a total of 570 hours of free early education each year. More information can be found here. 

Working Families Tax Credit 

The Working Families Tax Credit provides extra help to those parents in lower paid work with dependent children if they work a minimum of 16 hours per week.  


For any enquiries on these tax credits, contact the tax credit help line on 0845 300 3900 or click here. 

*Please note that the above figures can and will change based on the current government legislation in force at the time. E&OE


Contact Us

Telephone: 0116 267 1331

Email: rainbow@birstal.eclipse.co.uk

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