Nursery Fees and Funding

This section gives you some ideas on what you can do to save money on childcare. Whether you are a student or working parent, there are things you can do to save money. Your Fees also gives you details on how to pay your bill and what to expect when your bill does come.

Nursery fees

Nursery Fees: 1 August 2019 - 31st July 2020
Full day:
8:00 – 18:00
Half day
8:45 – 13:15 (Lunch inc) 

Half day: 
12:45 - 17:15 

Full week:
Full day bookings five times a week

Part of and up to an hour *

Local Community/Staffordshire University Staff £42.00      £23.50£22.00      £205.00 £6.00
 
Students (Staffordshire University and local College Students) £41.50      £23.25£21.75     £200. £5.80

 * Please note that full sessions will get priority

All meals and refreshments inclusive in price, unfortunately we cannot give refunds for children's meals.

Session Times

Full day
8.00am - 6.00pm (Breakfast, mid am snack, lunch, pm snack and light tea included)

Half day
8.45am - 1.15pm (breakfast, mid am snack, lunch included)
12.45pm - 5.15pm (pm snack, light tea included)

Fruit and refreshments made available throughout whole of day.
 

Education Funding - 2yr, 3yr and 4yr olds

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All children over three are entitled to a free nursery education place a term after their third birthday. Funding is available over 38 weeks (15hrs) or 50 weeks (11hrs)of the year. Government funding for children between two to three years can be applied for if you meet the eligibility criteria. For children who are eligible for education funding please note meals and snacks will be charged separately along with any additional hours attended over the funded hours. 

Meals/snack charges:  Snacks 70p, breakfast and light teas £1.30 each, lunch £2.95.
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: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or contact the nursery on 01782 294981 or nursery@staffs.ac.uk

Working parents – tax free childcare

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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. University staff and parents who don’t have an employer’s voucher/ salary sacrifice scheme you could claim tax free childcare: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Grant Scheme

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Student Childcare Grants may be available from Student Finance England to help with the costs of childcare. For assistance with the forms, and to gain any further financial advice call the Student Advice Centre 01782 294469/ Stafford 01785353425. Further financial assistance/advice may be able to be obtained from Financial Advise Stoke 01782 295756 / Stafford 01785 353400.

www.taxcredits.gov.uk  

Late Collections

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Please note that any child collected late at the end of their session will be charged £10.00 per full/part 15 minutes.

Nappy Charges

All nappies must be supplied by yourselves. We do have a small stock to use in an emergency, these will be charged at £1.50 per nappy. No liability is held if children have an allergic reaction to the nappies supplied.

Absences / Sickness

All absences must be paid in full including sickness. Please inform he nursery if your child will not be attending their booked session; where possible before 10am, in order for us to ensure the well-being and safeguarding of children. 01782 294981.
If we have not received notification of absence we will make every effort to contact you to check things are ok

Holidays

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All holidays must be paid in full.

Nursery closure / University closure

Please note the nursery could close up to a maximum of five days for staff training / nursery outings etc. throughout the year. A minimum of two months’ notice will be given. The nursery will also be closed during 24th December to the 1st January and other university closure days as outlined on the academic calendar and parents notice board. A minimum of four months’ notice would be given if the university needed to withdraw the nursery services. Unless registration from OFSTED was withdrawn with immediate effect.

Change / Cancellation of Booking

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All booking changes/cancellations must be done so in writing giving a minimum of one calendar months' notice in order to not incur any further charges. You are not allowed to swap days of attendance from one week to the next; due to conforming with legal ratio’s . If you require any one off bookings or additional days please speak to the nursery staff ASAP for availability. Please note any University changes to fee structures or sessions times will also be given in writing with a minimum of a calendar months' notice.

Invoicing/Payments

Please note you will be invoiced at the end of the month in advance. 
All invoices are due prior to attendance and must be paid by the 10th of the month in advance.    
Payments can be made online at: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/support_depts/nursery/pay/index.php

All payments  must quote child's full name.

If payments are made late this will jeopardize your child’s place and will result in incurring additional charges for collection and or withdrawal of your child’s place. Staffordshire University reserve the right to withdrawn your child’s place if payments are not made on time with immediate effect  

Contact

Stoke Nursery
4/5 Winton Square, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2AD
t: +44 (0)1782 294981
e: nursery@staffs.ac.uk