Securing your child’s place at Tiddlers
Once you have made the decision about your child attending our nursery please complete the on-line booking form, telling us which days, times and sessions you would like to reserve (see options below) so that we can check availability for you. We sometimes operate waiting lists for the most popular sessions, but this can change throughout the year, so it is important that you let us know your requirements as soon as possible.
When we have confirmed your place, the process of arranging visits and getting to know as much as possible about you and your child can begin, making sure your child settles in with us happily and with the minimum amount of stress for them.
Session times and fees
Fees effective from April 2021
We try to keep things really straightforward and easy to understand for our parents and also have established a structure of fees that is all inclusive to ensure that you don’t have to remember to bring meals, snacks and drinks for your child, but please let us know if there is anything that you would want your little one to have whilst they are with us, and we will try wherever possible to accommodate your requirements.
The following chart outlines our fee structure for 2021.
|0-3 year olds||3-5 year olds|
|Full week |
Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00pm
|Daily rate 8.00 am to 5.00pm||£47.00||£44.00|
|Session rate – am 8.00 to 1pm||£30.00||£28.00|
|Session rate – pm 1pm to 5pm||£28.00||£26.00|
|Wraparound charge 7-8am or 5-6pm (booked and confirmed in advance)||£7 per session|
|£7 per session|
7-8am or 5-6pm (ad hoc)
|£10 per session|
|£10 per session|
|Late charge||£15 per each 15 minutes or part of||£15 per each 15 minutes or part of|
All fees are required to be paid via direct debit/standing order or via our parent app in advance for the following month and this will be set up when your child’s place is confirmed. Standing orders are required to be paid on the 20th of each month for the following month and your invoice will be e-mailed out to you on that date.
Help with the cost of childcare
Tax free childcare that is available to working parents and can provide savings of up to £2000 per year, per child, find out more here
Tax credits are government pay-outs that give extra money to people who need it – including those who need help to care for children, those who are disabled workers, and people on low incomes. There are two types of tax credit – child tax credit and working tax credit. You might be eligible for one or both of them, depending on your circumstances. Working tax credits are for people who are in work, either for an employer or self-employed, but earn a low income. Child tax credit are for those who are responsible for children; they’re paid in addition to child benefit, and you don’t need to be in work to claim.
You may be eligible for help with childcare costs if you are in full-time higher education and have children under 15 (or under 17 if they have special educational needs). The grant does not have to be paid back and is paid in addition to other student finance. You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant. Find out more here