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Loddon Nursery School - fees and funding

The Nursery is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 6pm.

Ladybird room fee structure:
Our fees are based on a full day (8 – 6pm) and include all meals and snacks. Formula milk, nappies and wipes must be supplied by parents.

Daily 8am - 6pm £48.50
Reduced rate for full week £230

The Nursery is closed for 2 weeks during the Christmas period and for all bank holidays.  We do not charge parents for Bank Holidays and Christmas.

For parents requiring a term time only place, a retainer fee of 50% of normal fees will be charged for all school holidays.

Fees are based on 50 weeks per year, paid monthly in advance.

For Ladybird room only a deposit of £50 is required to reserve your child’s place, this will be deducted from your first months fees.

Caterpillar and Butterfly fee structure:
For children aged 2 – 5 years we are able to offer flexible day/sessional care on either a term time or full time contract for 50 weeks per year. Closing for 2 weeks at Christmas and Bank Holidays. We do not charge parents for Bank Holidays and Christmas.

Fees valid from September 2012- 31st August 2013
Our hourly rate is £4.30; we offer a reduced day rate of £40.50 for children attending from 8am - 6pm.
Some examples of fee structures below:

8am - 6pm £43
9am –4.00pm £31.50
8am - 1.00pm £22.50
12noon – 6.00pm £27.00

  • Nutritious breakfast, snacks, tea and drinks are all included within our fee structure.
  • A two course cooked lunch is an additional £2.30 per day.

Please visit our Food and drink page for examples of our menu.
Children that attend full time (all year round) are entitled to two weeks holiday at half fees.
Fees are payable monthly in advance by cheque or directly into our bank account.

Childcare vouchers
Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents. For employees they are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance, they also bring N.I savings for employers too.

We are currently registered to accept vouchers from the following:

  • Edenred (formally ACCOR)
  • Care – 4
  • Sodexo
  • Kiddivouchers
  • Computershare (formally busybees)

We are able to register with other schemes that are not mentioned above. Childcare vouchers must be claimed through your employer.

Please contact us if you require any further information.

Government Funding.

Two year old funding
If you receive any of the following benefits, your two year old may be able to access up to 15 hours per week of free nursery education:

  • Income Support Benefit
  • Council tax benefit
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Childcare Tax Credit (above basic family element)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit (at higher level)

Please contact us if you require any further information.


Three year old funding
Every child is entitled to three year old funding the term after they turn 3.  They are entitled to an average of 15 funded hours of nursery education each week (if schools have inset days, funding is not given and you will have to pay full fees on those days) during term time.  If you do not use your full entitlement during term time you are able to use the remaining hours during holiday clubs.

You are able to access the 15 hours flexibly throughout the week, provided Norfolk County Councils guidelines are followed:

The 15 hours can only be used between two nursery/pre schools per term and should be used over a minimum of 38 weeks and maximum of 50 weeks per year.

How can the hours be used each week - You can split your 15 hours over a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 5 days
Minimum hours per day - 2.5 hours.
Maximum hours per day - 10 hours including lunch hour
Hours - Not before 7 am or after 7 pm.

For children who only attend in the afternoon our session time will be 1 - 4 pm to ensure you are able to access 3 hours per day. We will charge our normal hourly fee for any hours taken above the 15 hours.
All the above probably seems really complicated so here are some examples to hopefully make it a little clearer!

If a child attends 9 - 3.30 pm twice a week and one morning 9 - 12 noon. Total hours 16 hours. There would only be a charge for 1 hour per week plus a cooked lunch if applicable.

If a child attends 2 days a week 8 - 6 pm, total 20 hours you are only able to claim 15 funded hours. There would only be a charge for 5 hours plus a cooked lunch if applicable.

If a child attends 5 mornings 9 - 12 noon, total 15 hours. No extra hours would be charged.

If a child attends 5 afternoons 1 - 4 pm, total 15 hours. No extra hours would be charged.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Loddon Nursery School, The Hollies Classroom, High Street, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6AH Tel. (01508) 520286 Email