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.


  • 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 pro-rated and therefore 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 or t: 020 8616 5450