Fees

Nursery fees monthly:

  0-2 year olds 2-5-year-olds
(without funding)
3-5 year olds
with 30hrs funding
Full-time Monday to Friday
8.00am-6pm
£1314.90 £1221.00 £706.00
Full-time / early collection
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5pm
£1183.40 £1098.90 £575.00
Part-time 2.5 days
2 full days + one-half day
or a mixture of morning
and afternoon sessions
£714.60 £653.40 £52.30
       
Additional session rate
Morning 8.00am -12.45pm
Afternoon 1pm -6pm
£143.00 £130.70 £130.70

Wood St Nursery Fees Policy

Nursery Opening

Our opening hours are 8am to 6pm.

We are open for 49 weeks of the year; we will be closed for one week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and two weeks at the end of August (the week that includes the bank holiday and the week before).

The nursery will be closed for bank holidays and for 2 days a year, to cover part of our staff training commitment. Normal fees apply for these days. Unfortunately, we also cannot offer refunds for holidays and sickness as we still have to pay our staff’s wages.

If the nursery closes due to unforeseen circumstances for two days or less, normal fees will apply. If the closure extends beyond two days, the additional day’s closure will be refunded.

Fees

  • Fees at Wood St Nursery are payable monthly. Monthly fees are annualised. This means that the cost for 49 weeks of in a year is divided into 12 equal monthly payments. Therefore you will pay the same each month, regardless of how many sessions are taken in that month
  • Fees will be payable monthly in advance by bank transfer, including via all the following government schemes:
    • Tax Free Childcare
    • Tax Credits
    • Universal Credit
    • Help while you study
    • Free education and childcare for 2 year olds
    • 15 hours free childcare for 3 to 4 year olds          
    • 30 hours free childcare for 3 to 4 year olds
    • Childcare vouchers – if you have already joined a scheme. Please check that this offers you best value, as some parents/carers have found Tax Free Childcare a better option instead
  • We do not accept cash payments.
  • Invoices are sent out on the 1st of the month and must be paid within 10 days. Receipts are sent out on the next working day after the 10th day of the month.
  • If fees are not received by the end of the month, we reserve the right to refuse entry to your child from the first day of the following month.
  • Fees include all meals, drinks, snacks, nappies and wipes.
  • We do not offer a sibling discount.
  • Please see the fees table above for a full breakdown of fees.
  • In the event of an increase in fees we will give a minimum of 1 month’s notice.

Nursery fees weekly for comparison purposes. Fees are paid monthly and annualised, as above.  

  0-2 year olds 2-5 year olds
(without funding)
3-5 year olds
with 30hrs funding  
Full-time Monday to Friday
8.00am-6pm
£322.00 £299.00 £173.00
Full-time / early collection
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5pm
£290.00 £269.10 £140.80
Part-time 2.5 days
2 full days + one half-day
or a mixture of morning
and afternoon sessions
£175.00 £160.00 £12.80
       
Additional session rate
Morning 8.00am -12.45pm
Afternoon 1pm -6pm
£35.00 £32.00 £32.00

Places

We offer a mixture of full time and part time places. A minimum of 2.5 days are required (25 hours a week), unless you are accessing 15 hours or 30 hours funding only. Fees can be offset by 15 hour or 30 hour funding for eligible families (referred to as FEEE – Free Early Education Entitlement). For further information on our provision of FEEE places please see below the sections on FEEE places for 2 year olds and 3 year olds.

When you wish to leave Wood St Nursery we require a minimum of one month’s notice in writing to the managers. This can be by email.

Wood St Nursery reserves the right to end a contract without notice in the event of non-payment of fees, if families are in arrears by more than one month.

Wood St Nursery reserves the right to end a contract if parents or carers are not willing to work with staff and other outside agencies as deemed necessary when a child’s behaviour is compromising other children’s safety or if a parent/carer behaves in a threatening or abusive manner towards staff.

If we are unable to continue to provide nursery care we will give one month’s notice in writing by email to parents/carers.

Deposit

Once you accept a nursery place, we require a deposit of £100 within 3 working days to secure the place. This will be returned when you leave Wood St Nursery as long as you are not in arrears or breach of contract. If you are accessing a fully funded place we will return the deposit a month after your first funded day. However if you purchase hours in addition to your funded hours then your deposit will be returned when you leave Wood St Nursery as long as you are not in arrears or breach of contract.

Settling-in

We offer a settling-in process based on your child’s needs and your circumstances. We provide 6 two-hour sessions for free to help your child settle into nursery before you begin paying for your place. To meet the needs of your child you may need to do several more short days for them to transition to nursery life, before they can be left for their full sessions. We tailor this to individual children’s needs. Please see the settling-in policy for more details.

Waiting list

When we allocate places at Wood St Nursery we will take into account the order of registration, but also the match between what individual families need and what we have available. For example, we have a limited number of places in each age group but highest demand for under-2s. Therefore it is possible you may remain on the waiting list whilst another family who registered after you are offered a place.                 

FEEE places for 3 year olds

15 Hours FEEE

We offer two FEEE places of 15 hours only, with no requirement for additional hours. This is three sessions a week (a session being a morning or an afternoon) over 38 weeks in line with Waltham Forest term dates. Sessions will be a mixture of mornings and afternoons depending on availability (as with all places)  and will include snacks and meals that are a normal part of the session.

The 15 funded hours can be used by parents to offset the fees when more than 15 hours a week are taken up. However, we do not offer this over 38 weeks, but as a stretched offer over 49 weeks. The total funded hours are 570 per year, which works out as 12 hours a week for 49 weeks. The additional hours are charged at our normal over 2’s rate as shown in the table below.

30 Hours FEEE

We offer the 30 hours FEEE stretched over our normal year. This means that instead of 30 hours a week for 38 weeks, which is 1140 hours a year, we offer 23 hours a week for 49 weeks. This is taken as three full sessions (morning/afternoon) and two short afternoons (1-5pm) a week. So for example, you could do two full days finishing at 5pm, and one morning or afternoon. This includes all snacks and meals that are a normal part of the session within those times.

The 23 funded hours can also be used by parents to offset the fees when more than 23 hours a week are taken up, as shown in the table below:

Monthly nursery fees with 30 hours and 15 hours FEEE for 3 year olds

  3-5 year olds
with 30hrs FEEE
3-5 year olds
with 15hrs FEEE
     
Part time 2.5 days 2 full days + one half day
or a mixture of morning and afternoon sessions
£52.30     £340.00
Part time 3 days   £183.00   £470.40  
Part time 4 days   £444.30     £732.00
Full time / early collection
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5pm
£575.00   £862.40
Full time Monday to Friday 8.00am-6pm £706.00   £939.40
     
Additional session rate
Morning 8.00am -12.45pm
Afternoon 1pm -6pm
£130.70   £130.70

Weekly nursery fees with 30 hours and 15 hours FEEE for 3 year olds. This is for comparison only. Fees are annualised and charged monthly.

  3-5 year olds with 30hrs FEEE   3-5 year olds with 15hrs FEEE  
     
15 hours a week for 38 weeks = 3 sessions a week, a mixture of mornings and afternoons n/a   Fully funded
23 hours a week: = 3 full sessions of 5 hours (mornings or afternoons) and 2 short afternoons (1-5pm) Fully funded                 n/a
Part time 2.5 days : = 2 full days + one half day or a mixture of morning and afternoon sessions £12.80     £83.20
Part time 3 days     £44.80     £115.20  
Part time 4 days     £108.80     £179.20
Full time with early collection
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5pm
£140.80    £211.20
Full time Monday to Friday 8.00am-6pm £172.8   £243.20
     
Additional session rate Morning 8.00am -12.45pm Afternoon 1pm -6pm £32   £32

FEEE places for 2 year olds

15 Hours FEEE

We offer two FEEE places for 2 year olds of 15 hours only, with no requirement for additional hours. This is three sessions a week (a session being a morning or an afternoon) over 38 weeks in line with Waltham Forest term dates. Sessions will be a mixture of mornings and afternoons depending on availability and will include snacks and meals that are a normal part of the session.

The 15 funded hours can also be used by parents to offset the fees when more than 15 hours a week are taken up. However we do not offer this over 38 weeks, but as a stretched offer over 49 weeks. The total funded hours are £570 per year which works out as 12 hours a week for 49 weeks. The additional hours are charged at our normal over 2’s rate as shown in the table below.

Monthly and weekly nursery fees with 15 hours FEEE for 2 year olds. Please note fees will be charged monthly. Weekly fees are included for comparison purposes only.

  2-3 year olds
with 15hrs funding MONTHLY
2-3 year olds
with 15hrs funding WEEKLY
Part time 2.5 days
2 full days + one half days or a mixture of morning and afternoon sessions
    £340.00     £83.20
Part time 3 days     £470.40     £115.20  
Part time 4 days   £732.00   £179.20
Full time / early collection
Monday to Friday 8.00am-5pm
  £862.40   £211.20
Full time  Monday to Friday 8.00am-6pm   £939.40   £243.20
     
Additional session rate
Morning 8.00am -12.45pm
Afternoon 1pm -6pm
£130.70   £32

Places and waiting list

When we allocate places at Wood St Nursery we will take into account the order of registration, but also the match between what individual families need and what we have available. For example, we have a limited number of places in each age group but highest demand for under-2s. Therefore it is possible you may remain on the waiting list whilst another family who registered after you are offered a place.       

Contracts

We will require families to sign a contract agreeing to Terms and Conditions at Wood St Nursery. This contract lasts for the duration of your child’s time at Wood St Nursery, unless you change your contracted hours, when an amended contract will need to be signed.

Non-payment of fees

If you fail to make any payment in full by the due date we reserve the right to charge interest at 2% above the bank of England base rate and if you are in arrears for more than 14 days we reserve the right to refuse entry to your Child/ren.

Late collection

When parents or carers are repeatedly late even by a few minutes it can be stressful for children and staff. Repeat late collectors will be charged £10 for every 15 minutes or part thereof.

You can find more information on funding options by following the links:              

Examples of how you can take your FEEE hours and additional paid for hours:

30 hours FEEE for 3 year olds stretched over 49 weeks at Wood St Nursery is 23 hours per week. This must include 2 afternoons finishing at 5pm. Here are some examples of how you could take your hours:

    Funded hours

Example 1:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm         x   x   x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm           x   x
5pm -6pm            

Example 2:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     x   x      
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm     x   x   x    
5pm -6pm         x    

Example 3:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     x         x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm      x  x   x  
5pm -6pm           x  

30 hours FEEE for 3 year olds stretched over 49 weeks at Wood St Nursery is 23 hours per week. You can use this to fund a place of two and a half days or more. Here are some examples of how you could do this:

   X Funded hours
   0 Hours you pay for, at our normal hourly rate of £6.40/hour

Example 1 for 2.5 days:

£12.80 per week (fees are payable monthly) Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm         x   x  x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm           x   x
5pm -6pm           0   0

Example 2 for 4 days:

£108.80 per week
(fees are payable monthly)
Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     x   x   0     0
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm     x   x   x    0
5pm -6pm     0   0   x     0

Example 3 full time:

£172.80 per week
(fees are payable monthly)
Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     0  x   x   0  x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm     0   x  x   0
5pm -6pm     0  0  0   0  0

30 hours FEEE for 3 year olds stretched over 49 weeks at Wood St Nursery is 23 hours per week. You can use this to fund a place of 2 and a half days or more.

    x Funded hours
    0 Hours you pay for, at our normal hourly rate of £6.40/hour

Example 1

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm       x   x x  
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm           x  x
5pm -6pm           0   0

Example 2:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     x   x      
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm     x   x   x    
5pm -6pm     0   0   x    

Example 3:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm       x   x     x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm       x   x    
5pm -6pm     0     0    

If you are taking 15 hours FEEE only for 2 and 3 year olds with no additional hours, this is taken over 38 weeks at Wood St Nursery.

    x Funded hours

Example 1

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm           x   x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm            x
5pm -6pm            x

Example 2:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm     x        
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm     x     x    
5pm -6pm     x     x    

Example 3:

  Mon   Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Morning session 8am – 12.45pm       x       x
Afternoon session 1pm -5pm          
5pm -6pm         x