Fees and funding


Childcare Support - 3 year olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours of childcare per year the term after they turn 3 years old.  Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours' free childcare a week. 

The 15 and 30 hours offer is available only through Batford Nursery School.  Please see the Batford Nursery Admissions sections for more detail about funded provision, which is term-time only. In the case of 30 hours childcare, it is the responsibility of the parent to re-confirm their eligibility for 30 hour funding each term - usual fees will apply to sessions if the code is not provided.

Childcare Support for under 2's and 2 year olds - Working Families

Batford Day Care will be offering childcare support for working families to existing families only from June 2024. This will be reviewed every three months and external spaces may become available as we phase in this new funding. Places will be offered to families on our interest list.

Childcare Support for 2 year olds - Supported Families

Some 2 year olds are entitled to free early learning and childcare; the eligibility starts the school term after the child’s second birthday.  Batford Day Care has a commitment to these eligible children and there are four places in each of the morning and afternoon sessions reserved for funded places.

Batford Nursery Day Care fees (3-5s)

Fees for children attending wrap around sessions in Batford Nursery School are calculated on a pay as you go term time only basis.  The fee rate depends on the length and number of sessions booked (and requirements will vary depending on which session your child is allocated in the nursery school).  The current fee structure is shown below:

Session Time Cost
BNS AM 07:30 - 12:30  £51.80
BNS PM 11:30 - 18:00  £66.88
BNS Full Day  07:30 - 18:00  £73.75
30 Hour Session

08:30 - 14:30
09:30 - 15:30

(lunch fee)

30 Hour Full Day 

07:30 - 18:00 


 Breakfast 1

07:30 - 08:30 


 Breakfast 2

07:30 - 09:30 


 Tea 1

14:30 - 18:00 


 Tea 2

15:30 - 18:00 


For holiday day care sessions we offer full days (07:30 - 18:00pm) charged at £105.28 per day and school days (09:00 - 15:30pm) at £63.83 per day.

Bunting and Cuckoo fees (0-3s)

Session Times 0 - 23 months 2 year olds
Morning * 07:30 - 11:30 £40.90 £39.85
Afternoon * 12:30 - 18:00 £56.30 £55.30
Full Day 07:30 - 18:00 £109.20 £107.90
Full Week £494.03 £489.63


(Fees include nappies, wipes and meals)

* Please note that morning and afternoon sessions in Buntings and Cuckoos will no longer be available from September 2024

For children attending day care in the 0 – 3’s unit, fees are calculated on an annualised basis. (Note that any changes to booking patterns will result in a new annualised fee as calculated by our nursery management system.) For example:

Full day (2-year old), two days per week  = £107.90 x 2 x 52 divided by 12 = £935.13 monthly charge