Prices and Timings

FEES

3 - 5 Years Old

Full Day 7.30am - 6pm includes Breakfast, snack and Tea £42.25
Full Week 5 full days includes Breakfast, snack and Tea £190.75
Morning 7.30am - 12pm includes Breakfast & snack £25.25
Afternoon 1.30pm - 6pm includes snack & Tea £25.25
5 Regular Morning's or Afternoons     £115.00
Additional Hours     £5.00
Lunches     £3.10
Breakfast or Tea (if required as extra)     £1.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 - 2 Years old

Full Day 7.30am - 6pm includes Breakfast, snack and Tea £44.75
Full Week 5 full days includes Breakfast, snack and Tea £201.50
Morning 7.30am - 12pm includes Breakfast & snack £27.50
Afternoon 1.30pm - 6pm includes snack & Tea £27.50
5 Regular Morning's or Afternoons     £122.50
Additional Hours     £6.00
Lunches     £2.80
Breakfast or Tea (if required as extra)     £1.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fee Due Dates

All fees are payable on or before the 1st of each month in advance. Should your child/ren start with Mereside part way through the month, you will be given an invoice to cover fees for the duration of that month that will be due on or before your child's first day. We accept cash, cheques, online banking payments and childcare vouchers.

Late Payment Charge

All fee's are due on or before the 1st of each month. Should payment not be made on time and should it become necessary to chase for payment then a late payment charge of £30 will be added to your account.

Registration Fees / Securing a place at Mereside Farm children's Nursery

To secure a place for your child, we require a deposit of £130.00.  £50.00 is to cover administrative fees and the balance of £80.00 is held on account and is deducted from the child's last invoice providing a full calendar months notice of leaving has been given.  If you would like to secure a place at Mereside Farm Children's Nursery, then you will be required to complete and hand in a registration form along with payment as stated above. Once your child's place is agreed you will be offered 'settling in' sessions to suit you and your child, although if you are booking months in advance then this is more likely to be nearer the start time.

 

Late Fees

Late Fees will be charged at the rate of £10.00 per 15 minutes.

We would point out that we do not like charging these fees but unfortunately we do incur additional staff costs if you are late which have to be covered. We will provide a warning on the first occasion but thereafter if you are more than 5 minutes late this charge will be automatically applied to your invoice.

 

Sickness and holidays

Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds for a child’s absence of whatever nature including holidays, sickness and nursery closure due to bad weather.

If we are given notice of at least one full week (Monday to Friday) of holiday or absence from the Nursery, then any food pre-booked will be cancelled and no charges made.

 

Notice to leave the Nursery

We require one full calendar months notice if you wish to withdraw your child from the Nursery. Providing that this notice period is given then the £80.00 deposit paid will be deducted from the last months invoice.

 

Where the safety and well being of your child is concerned it is important to select the best child care and education that you are able to afford. In order to help you to calculate this it is useful to be aware of what financial help is available. Outlined briefly below are details of the assistance which may be available to you, the nursery management will be happy to discuss these in more detail.

 

Childcare Vouchers

We accept a majority of Childcare vouchers, which is a tax efficient way of paying for childcare fees, as monies to fund these vouchers are deducted from your gross pay (rather than net), thus saving you on National Insurance and Income tax payments.

If interested then you should speak with your employers to establish if they are registered with a childcare vouchers scheme.

 

Three & Four year early education funding

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year, following the school term after their birthday.

These hours will be deducted from your childcare fees and simply show the number of free hours you are receiving.

 

Two year old funding

Funding is available for 15 free hours for 38 weeks of the year for eligible two year olds, following the school term after their second birthday.

To be eligible families will need to access certain benefits or the children are looked after by the local authority. To check if your child is eligible please contact Worcestershire County Council Early Years on 01905 822682, who provide the funding.

Mereside Farm Children's Nursery