Our customers tell us one the biggest challenges for new parents is the financial adjustments they have to make, whether it’s the additional expense or budgeting for the reduced income.
That’s why we don’t load our fees for the youngest children. As you may be aware, the staff to child ratio ranges from 1 adult to every 3 children for under 2 year olds, to 1 to 8 for the over 3 year olds. This is why most nursery fees start high and then reduce as the child gets older.
This seems very unfair to us, and puts strain on families when they have enough to deal with and should be enjoying their new family.
We fix our fees at the same rate across all ages. When the 3 year old government funding starts, these fees will automatically reduce, so parents will still benefit over time. We also calculate fees over the year, and ask for payment by regular standing order at the beginning of each month to make it easy for you to keep track of your budgeting.
Our fees start from as little as £23.25 for an afternoon, and we offer a 5% discount for full time children and siblings. This could be further reduced with some of the funding assistance detailed on our funding page.
Don’t forget, our fees include absolutely everything.
At The Little Shipmates Family, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be part of a valuable nursery experience. We work closely with organisations that can help make that happen.