Sessions & Fees

Oak Cottage Nursery is open from 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday during Brighton and Hove school term times .

Session times within the nursery day are as follows:

Early session 8am- 8.30pm
Morning – 8:30am to 12 noon
Morning and lunch – 8:30am to 1pm
Lunch and afternoon – 12 noon to 3:30pm
Afternoon – 1pm to 3:30pm
All day – 8:30am to 3:30pm
Late session 3.30pm to 5.30pm

The nursery does not open on Bank Holidays. Exact term dates are provided in advance.

Fees for the 2's and above (The Oak Room and Treetops)

Early session (incl breakfast) £3.65
Morning £18.37
Morning and lunch £23.62
Lunch and afternoon £18.37
Afternoon £13.12
All day £36.75
Late session (incl tea) £13.50

£5.25 per hour

Fees for under 2s (The Acorn Room)

These fees reflect the higher staff to child ratio

Early session (incl breakfast) £3.90
Morning £20.12
Morning and lunch £25.87
Lunch and afternoon £20.12
Afternoon £14.37
All day £40.25
Late session (incl tea) £13.75

£5.75 per hour


Nursery fees must be paid in advance.

Nursery fees shown above are valid for the term beginning January 2018.

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 get free 'early education or childcare' – usually taken as 15 hours a week, up to 7 hours a day for 38 weeks of the year. The grant becomes applicable from the term after your child's 3 rd birthday.

Oak Cottage Nursery is an approved childcare provider registered to receive nursery education funding for 38 weeks of the year. We supply you with a funding form which will need to be completed to claim these hours. If you require additional hours these will be invoiced to you at our usual rates.

To find out more about Childcare funding visit

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

year-olds or or call the helpline on 0300 1234097.

visit 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

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

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.