Sessions & Fees

Oak Cottage Nursery is open from 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 50 weeks a year


Session times within the nursery day are as follows:

Early session 8am- 9am
Morning – 9am to 1pm
Afternoon – 1pm to 4pm
Short day – 9am to 4pm
Long day 8am - 5.30pm (inc breakfast and dinner)
Late session 4.00pm to 5.30pm (inc dinner)

The nursery does not open on Bank Holidays and closes for 2 weeks over the Christmas period - please check exact dates with the office.

Fees as of 1st January 2022 Treetops 3-4 years

(Figures shown in blue include *3 funded hours or **6 funded hours)
8am to 9am Early session (incl breakfast) £6.00 (n/a)
9am to 1pm Morning £22.45 (£9.00*)
1pm to 4pm Afternoon £16.90 (£0*)
9am to 4pm Short Day £39.35 (£9.25**)
8am to 5.30pm Long Day £56.85 (£26.75**)
4pm to 5.30pm Late session (incl dinner) £11.50 (n/a)

Extended 30 hours funding.
Funded children eligible for extended hours may take their funding as follow: Term Time only 5 days 10am-4pm or All year round 4 days 10am-4pm. We have a limited number of completely free spaces. Alternatively, you can use 6 hours of your funding between 9am and 4pm and pay for the additional charge of £9.25 per day. Any variation in these sessions will be charged at the normal session price.


Fees as of 1st January 2022 Oak Room 2-3 years

(Figures shown in blue include *3 funded hours or **6 funded hours)

8am to 9am Early session (incl breakfast) £6.10 (n/a)
9am to 1pm Mornin £22.80 (£9.10*)
1pm to 4pm Afternoon £17.10 (£0*)
9am to 4pm Short Day £39.90 (£9.35)
8am to 5.30pm Long Day £57.70 (£27.15**)
4pm to 5.30pm Late session (incl dinner) £11.70 (n/a)


Fees as at 1st January 2022 Acorn Room (under 2 years)


These fees reflect the higher staff to child ratio

8am to 9am Early session (incl breakfast) £6.25
9am to 1pm Morning £23.20
1pm to 4pm Afternoon £17.40
9am to 4pm Short Day £40.60
8am to 5.30pm Long Day (incl breakfast and dinner) £58.85
4pm to 5.30pm Late session (incl dinner) £12.00


Payments

Nursery fees must be paid in advance.

Nursery fees shown above are valid for the term beginning September 2019.

You can pay by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque – made payable to Oak Cottage Nursery
  • Bacs – to Barclays sort code 20-42-58 and account number 23328732 using your child's name as a reference
  • There are many grants available to contribute to your nursery fees – below we have outlined these.

15 hours free childcare - early years grant

All 3 to 4 year olds in England can access free early education. The grant becomes available the term after their third birthday.


To find out more about Childcare funding visit https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/childcare-and-family-support/childcare-and-childcare-funding

30 hours free childcare for eligible families

Some (working) families may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare per week. You can find out if you are eligible by visiting https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-

year-olds or https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/providers/ or call the helpline on 0300 1234097.

visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/providers/ or call the helpline on 0300 1234097.



Tax free childcare

Tax free childcare is a government scheme that gives eligible families up to £2,000 per child per annum towards childcare costs, You will need to be working (either self employed or working for a company/organisation) a minimum of 16 hours a week at the national living or minimum wage – you can find out more by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-free-childcare-10-things-parents-should-know

2 Year old funding

2 Year old funding is available for eligible families receiving some forms of support. To find out if your child is eligible for 15 hours free nursery education please contact the Family Information Service 01273 293545 or online at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/fi

Our Prospectus

For detailed information about life at the nursery, including our daily routine, opening times, fees, and policies and procedures please download our prospectus.