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Nursery fees and funding

Nursery Fees, Sessions and Funding - 1st August 2019 - 31st December 2020
 Community and University staffStaffordshire University and local college students
Full day - 8.00am to 6.00pm
(including breakfast, mid am snack, lunch and pm snack and light tea)
 £42  £41.50
Half day, morning - 8.45am to 1.15pm
(including mid am snack and lunch)
 £23.50  £23.25
Half day, afternoon - 12.45pm to 5.15pm
(including mid pm snack and light tea)
 £22  £21.75
Full week  £205  £200
Hourly rate
(Please note, full sessions will be given priority)
 £6.00  £5.80

Fruit and refreshments made available throughout whole of day. All meals and refreshments are included in each price. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds for children's meals.

Payment of nursery fees

Payment of nursery fees can be made online, please visit our online payment portal.

Short term bookings

Short term bookings are available in the nursery. We can offer full day or hourly places to children under the age of eight. Such bookings are dependent on the availability of space in the nursery. To make a short term booking, please call the Nursery on  01782 294981.

Help with childcare costs

You may be eligible for government help with childcare costs. All children over three are entitled to a free education place a term after their third birthday. Government funding for children between two to three years can be applied for if your child meets the criteria. Funding is available (15 hours over 38 weeks) or (11 hours over 50 weeks). 30 hours funding for 3 and 4-year-old free childcare is available subject to criteria (30 hours over 38 weeks) or (22 hours over 50 weeks). All meals will have to be charged. You may also be eligible for government help through tax-free childcare, tax credits, universal childcare or care to learn. Please refer to the links on the website for additional information on the options:

Working parents – tax free childcare

The nursery accepts vouchers from any employer’s childcare scheme. Talk to your employer about how your nursery fees can be deducted from your salary before tax, saving you money on childcare. Those staff who work at the University can claim tax free childcare. For more information, visit

Student Parents – Childcare Grant Scheme

Student Childcare Grants may be available from Student Finance England to help with the costs of childcare. For more information, visit For assistance with the forms, or for any further financial advice please call: