There are many challenges that come with being a new parent, but many of our customers say that one of the biggest is the financial adjustment.
We understand and appreciate the difficulties that can come with this adjustment, so we don’t believe in loading our fees for the youngest children. The staff to child ratio ranges from 1 adult to every 3 children for under 2-year-olds and 1 to 8 for over 3-year-olds. This is why many nurseries start with high fees and reduce them as the child gets older.
At Starfish we believe in making parents’ lives easier, taking away strains, so you can enjoy your new family.
We help by fixing our fees at the same rate across all ages, making it fair and equal for all children. Not only will this take some of the pressure off of your family life, but you will benefit over time. As well as this, Government child funding schemes automatically reduce fees when your child turns 3-years-old, relieving you of that extra strain.
Helping families is one of our main priorities. So, to make it easier for you to keep track of your payments, we calculate your nursery fees over the year and organise a standing order at the beginning of every month.
Our fees start at £27.50 for an afternoon session and we’re more than happy to offer a 5% discount to children in full-time nursery care, as well as siblings. These costs could be reduced further with funding assistance, which we discuss in detail on our funding page.
In case you didn’t know already, our fees cover absolutely everything, including food, nappies and much more.
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.