Fees (monthly)

Our fees ar e paid monthly in advance and must be received by the first day of each mon th . Often a c hild starts on a date other than the first of the month. In this situation the first payment will be on a pro rata basis , using the daily rate , to the end of the month and thereafter full months will be due on the first of the month. Our fees include : breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, cow’s milk, nappies, baby wipes, nappy cream and sun cream.

1 day£540 ( £ 127.06 per day )
2 day£910 (£10 7.06 per day)
3 day£1,275 (£100 per day)
4 day£1,570 (£92.35 per day)
5 day£1,790 (£8 4 .24 per day)
1 day£455 (£107.06 per day)
2 day£765 (£84.80 per day)
3 day£1,075 (£81.57 per day)
4 day£1,310 (£72.94 per day)
5 day£1,520 (£69.18 per day)

UNIVERSAL FREE PLACE (15 hours)

We are registered with Wandsworth Early Education and Childcare Places (EECP) and are able to offer the universal free place of up to 15 hours (per eligible child) per week. Full fees are charged until a child

b ecomes eligible to claim the universal free place (as laid down by government criteria) . To access the universal free place at Seahorse Day Nursery you must agree to our ‘Agreed additional services p ackage’ as listed below. Your universal free place is for a minimum of two full days and based on what you choose for your child and nu rsery availability.

ADDITIONAL 15 HOURS (commonly referred to as 30 hour offer)

P arents need to apply through the official website – www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or call the hotline on 03001 234097 . If you are successful you will be given an 11 digit eligibility code (beginning 5000). You will need to reapply for the additional 15 hours every 3 months. For us to administer the 30 hour offer we require the fo llowing information :

  • 30 hour eligibility code (known as DERN)
  • Parent/s name
  • Address and postcode
  • Parent’s national insurance number
  • Name of child and DOB of child
  • Parents written consent for the Nursery to contact the Local Authority to check eligibility.

To access the additional 15 hours at Seahorse Day Nursery you must agree to our ‘Agreed additional services package’ as listed below. Your additional 15 hour nursery place is for a minimum of two full days and based on what you choose for your child and nursery availability.

 

Additional services fees

Agreed Additional services package: Includes our carefully resourced Nursery environment, high staff:child ratios, highly qualified and experienced pedagogues, 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, an enriched curriculum including our bespoke Inky Swot curriculum (maths and literacy programme), partnership with the Seahorse family and extended opening hours.

Please note that it may be possible to access a completely free offer at another provider and you

should contact the Wandsworth EECP Team for further details.

The a dditional service fees are approximate due to the Nursery offering government funded hours , i.e. “ free ” to parents, across 51 weeks of the year rather than i n a term ly format and because Wandsworth Council pays the Nursery in instalments of differing periods of time. This means the Nursery has to adjust the additional service fees.

Number of days attending per week2 days3 days4 days5 days
Additional monthly service fees for children eligible for Universal 15 hours or additional 15 hoursapproximately
£ 538.68
approximately
£848.68
approximately
£1083.68
approximately
£1293.68
Additional monthly service fees fo r children eligible for 30 hoursNot eligible for 30 hoursapproximately

£ 548.68
approximately

£ 783.68
approximately

£ 993.68

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

Seahorse Day Nursery accepts payment, via the Childcare Voucher system, in regard to Fees only. Under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations we are not allowed to accept vouchers for the Registration Deposit, Waiting List or outings etc.

DEPOSIT

We require a deposit one month ’ s full fee s . The deposit is refundable once your child has left the nursery and the final fees due have been paid. The deposit is not refundable if you do not take up your child’s place.

ADMISSIONS

Seahorse Nursery gives priority to siblings of children attending the day or school nursery and then by order of those registering their interest. Those registering their interest are offered a place at the Nursery subject to availability.

Once a place is offered it is available for acceptance within 5 working days from the date of our offer letter. The nursery plac e is guaranteed if the terms and conditions are signed and returned and the requisite deposit is received within this time.

GIVING NOTICE

In the event that you would like to serve notice for your child to leave the nursery or reduce the number of days your child comes to the nursery we require 8 weeks’ notice in writing, or the payment of 8 weeks’ fees in lieu of notice.

CANCELLING or DEFERRING a child’s place prior to a child’s start date

A child’s place is deemed to have been accepted once the Seahorse Nursery agreement form, signed by the parent/guardian, has been received by the nursery. The deposit is non – refundable if a child’s place is cancelled. The deposit of one month’s fees for a Nursery place is refundable, provided 8 weeks’ notice is given. If a parent/guardian decided to defer th eir child’s start date they will need to re – join the Waiting list.

NURSERY CLOSURE and BANK HOLIDAYS Our Nursery is open 51 weeks a year. We are closed for five working days over the Christmas period and for all bank holidays. The monthly fees remain the same every month regardless of these holidays which have been built into the daily fees. We also close for two inset days per year to enable whole staff training – these dates will be given in advance.

Book a tour

The best way to get a feel for our environment is to come and visit us.

One of our team will be pleased to show you around the nursery and take you through how we support your child's learning and development.

A typical visit lasts around 20-30 minutes and you can use this handy online form to arrange a date and time. Please note that pre-school visits are generally at 10:00, and day nursery visits are at 10:30 and 15:30.

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Seahorse Nursery School
55 Southdean Gardens
Southfields, SW19 6NT

Seahorse Day Nursery
ACE Building. Albemarle School
Princes Way
Southfields, SW19 6JP