Fees at Cygnets Day Nursery

Fees are paid monthly in advance on the first of the month by standing order or bank transfer, unless special arrangements have been authorised.

Registration Fee

There is a registration fee of £100 payable at the time of reserving a place for your child, which is non refundable. Applies to children having non funded hours.

There is a refundable deposit payable of; Part time £150 and Full time £250.  There is no registration fee required for totally funded places. Please note, if having additional non funded hours on top of funded hours then registration and deposit rules apply.

The nursery is open 7am – 7pm, core hours are as follows;

Full day
£86 (8am - 6pm)
Half day
£49.50 (8am - 1pm) (1pm - 6pm)

A discount is available for children attending full time, please enquire for further details.

Ad hoc hours are available – please enquire for further details.

Monthly Fees are calculated by multiplying weekly fees by 51 and dividing by 12 to arrive at final calculation. Fees are payable for 51 weeks per year including bank holidays. The nursery closes for approximately 1 week at Christmas time.

We offer Universal Funding of 15 hours for the 38 weeks of EYE, for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.  570 hours per year or stretched over 51 weeks per year. We also offer the 30 hours of funding subject to certain criteria. Please enquire with the nursery management for further details. Please note fees are payable on the 1st of every month in advance.

Late payments are subject to a 10% surcharge.

Our Fees include:

Fees are reviewed annually in January.

Nappies, creams etc are to be provided by the child’s parent.

Meals are cooked on the premises by our own chef using fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh meat wherever possible ensuring a well balanced and nutritional diet for all the children. Special diets can be catered for where necessary.

Please note that one months notice is required to withdraw your child from the nursery or the deposit is forfeited.

Tax free childcare

Tax free childcare can save some parents 20% off their fees. Ask management for more details.

Tax Credits

Parents are able to claim Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit against the costs of childcare which helps considerably towards the fees. Please find further information on the following link; www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits


We do not offer reductions or alternative days for any absences, this also applies to parental holidays.

Late Collection

It is the policy of Cygnets Day Nurseries Ltd. that if any parent is late collecting their child from the Nursery, we have no alternative but to charge a fee. This will be £20.00 for 5-10 minutes then £1.00 for every 5 minute thereafter.