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 at least one parent takes on a small role in running the nursery and attends monthly meetings.
Fees are prorated over 12 months. This means full fee amounts are due every month, including those where we close for Christmas, Easter and the summer break (two weeks at the end of August). Parents are required to pay by standing order.
We have a four-tier fee structure based on household income and we offer government-funded places for 15 or 30 hours where applicable. All parents are asked to provide proof of income to ensure they are in the correct band. Please speak to Luciana for more information.
- 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 parent’s needs. The hours of work are agreed between parents and the nursery manager but 6 hours per day is the minimum required.
- We offer 15 funded hours a week to all 3 and 4 year olds and 30 hours to eligible children (please check www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for eligibility criteria).
- There are free places available for two year olds from low-income households.
- A discount rate is offered to siblings attending the nursery during the same period.
To discuss joining or what the fee structure would mean for you, please get in touch with our Nursery Manager, Luciana, at firstname.lastname@example.org or t: 020 8616 5450