The monthly fees

Grasshoppers is a parent-run nursery. We keep the quality of our childcare high, and the costs low, through parental involvement. The fees below assume one parent takes on a small role in running the nursery and attends monthly meetings. We have a three-tier fee structure based on household income.

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  • Parents have the option to work with the children one day a week (a ‘parent day’) as play-workers, alongside trained members of staff. You don’t pay for your child to attend on your parent day and it entitles you to a discount of £120 on your monthly fees. Please note that you will be required to have a DBS check. Parent days are flexible, according to each parents needs. The hours of work are agreed between parents and the nursery manager, but 6 hours per day is the minimum required.
  • Children who are NEF eligible (all 3 and 4 year olds) will be offered the funded 15 hours per week.
  • There are free places available for two year olds from low income households.
  • A discount rate is offered for siblings who live with the same parent attending the nursery during the same period.

Please note that fees are payable throughout the year, including when the nursery is closed (approximately six weeks a year).


To discuss joining or what the fee structure would mean for you, please get in touch with our Nursery Manager Luciana at grasshoppersinfo@gmail.co.uk or t: 020 8616 5450