Fees and funding options

Morning session
7.30am - 1pm

2 years to 5 years


Afternoon session

1pm - 6pm

6 weeks to 2 years


Full day

7.30am - 6pm

5 full days

7.30am - 6pm

6 weeks to 2 years


2 years to 5 years


6 weeks to 2 years


2 years to 5 years


2 years to 5 years


6 weeks to 2 years


Fees and conditions

1  Acceptance:
A deposit of £100 is payable to the nursery. This is non-refundable should you not take up the childcare place.


2  Payment of fees:
Fees are payable monthly in advance on the 28th of each month.
Fees are payable by cash, card or childcare vouchers.

A two-course lunch is included for children in receipt of funding.  The nursery works in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council for funding for children aged 2 and above.  We are able to provide funded places to children aged 2 to 5 years as deemed eligible by West Dunbartonshire Council.  Further advice is available from the office.

If the start of a child is delayed, an amount equal to 50% of the monthly fees will be payable from the original date until the revised start date.

3 Calculation of fees
The nursery is open all year round with the exception of two days at Christmas, two days at New Year and Easter Monday.  Fees are payable over 52 weeks.
The fees payable by the parent / carer are calculated by taking the child’s weekly attendance fee, multiplying by 52 weeks and dividing by 12 to give a monthly payment.

The nursery does not permit the pro rata reduction of fees if the child is absent from the nursery due to illness or holidays, nor do we permit the swapping of sessions.  The parent / carer is therefore obliged to make the full payment. Deductions may be made due to long term illness.  In the event of payment not being made the nursery reserves it’s right to suspend the childcare place.

To ensure the safety of children and staff at all times there may be an occasion where the nursery is forced to close.  In the event of the nursery having to close during the day for reasons such as extreme weather where weather warnings etc have been issued, we will contact parents or the emergency contact to collect children from the premises.  We will keep you informed of procedures we are taking to remedy the situation.  We will always do our utmost to keep the nursery in operation and in event of closure will strive to have the service restored as soon as possible however in the unusual event of a nursery closure, fees would not be refundable.

4 Termination of Place
Either party may terminate the agreement by the service of one month’s written notice.  During that period the nursery undertakes to admit the child and the parent / carer undertakes to pay all fees due.  Deposit will be deducted from the final months fees.
In the event of the parent / carer failing to pay the fees the child’s place shall be immediately withdrawn.


Tax credits

Child tax credits offer additional support for families with children.  Working tax credits offer financial support to low income families. Both credits are paid directly to the main carer.

Help paying for child care

Child Tax Credit
 and how to claim

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