Tel: 01273 622883



6-20 Months
Session TimesNumber of HoursCost
8.00am - 6.00pm10£59.00
8.00am - 4.00pm8£54.00
8.00am - 3.00pm7£51.00
8.00am - 1.00pm5£38.50
9.00am - 1.00pm4£34.00
9.00am - 3.00pm6£49.00
9.00pm - 4.00pm7£51.00
1.00pm - 6.00pm5£35.00
Over 20 Months - 3 years old
Session TimesNumber of HoursCost
8.00am - 6.00pm10£56.00
8.00am - 4.00pm8£53.00
8.00am - 3.00pm7£47.00
8.00am - 1.00pm5£37.50
9.00am - 1.00pm4£33.00
9.00am - 3.00pm6£47.00
9.00pm - 4.00pm7£48.00
1.00pm - 6.00pm5£35.00
Over 3 years old
Session TimesNumber of HoursCost
8.00am - 6.00pm10£55.00
8.00am - 4.00pm8£51.00
8.00am - 3.00pm7£46.00
8.00am - 1.00pm5£35.50
9.00am - 1.00pm4£32.00
9.00am - 3.00pm6£45.00
9.00pm - 4.00pm7£46.00
1.00pm - 6.00pm5£35.00

Fees are inclusive of all meals, snacks, nappies, wipes and any extra activities offered on site.

Every 3 year old child will be entitled to the National Educational Grant Funding the term after their 3rd Birthday. We offer extended funding for eligible children. Eligibilty checks must be update every 3 months by parents.Funding hours and sessions may vary and any hours that are attended outside allotted sessions will be incorporated in to the monthly fees. Costs may vary depending on sessions and times and will be shown on your bill each month and split across the whole term.

  • Extra and late fees: Extra hour or part hour if requested £6.00
  • Extra and late fees: Unauthorised extra time £10.00 per 10 minutes
  • Late Collection: Before 8 am/ After 6pm £10.00 per 5 minutes
  • Late payment charge £10 per week will be added until invoice is paid.
  • Other sessions available on request
  • Limited Early Education spaces available

All fees are due on the 1st of each month in advance. Fees are calculated over 51 weeks and divided by 12 Months any extras will be added monthly!

  • 1 Months notice in writing, of your child's withdrawal.
  • Your deposit is non-refundable if you book trial sessions and your child fails to start at Orchard.
  • Payment of fees are made on 1st of each month in advance.

Admissions Procedure

Ring for an application form and return it to the nursery together with a copy of your child's birth certificate and a £40.00 registration fee. Please state sessions required and the date you wish your child to start. The registration fee is paid to cover administration and allocation of places. If a place in nursery has been offered we require a 2 week deposit to secure the place which is non-refundable if settling sessions have been booked. Please note your child will not be placed on our waiting list until we receive the registration fee and deposit.

Payment of Fees and Attendance

Your child's nursery fees are due on the 1st of each month in advance. Fees are charged for all holidays and public holidays, also any sickness. One months notice must be given for any child leaving the nursery.

Early Education Sessions

All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for either 11 hours universal funding or up to a maximum of 23 hours extended funding the term after their 3rd birthday.

Date of third birthdayTerm funding starts
1 January - 31 MarchSummer
1 April - 31 AugustWinter
1 September - 31 DecemberSpring

We offer funded sessions over a stretched period of 51 weeks (This equates to sessions between 11 and 23 hours per week). Funding hours and sessions may vary depending on eligibility and availability.

Every term you will be required to complete a funding confirmation form which we keep onsite for audit purposes.

  • The additional extended funding hours will help families by reducing the cost of childcare and will be available to:
  • Families where both parents are working.
  • Lone parents (sole parent in household) that are working.
  • Those earning on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage.
  • Those on a national living wage and earnings are less than £100,000 per year.
  • Those parents who are self-employed.
  • Parents on zero hours contracts who meet one of the above criteria.

If you are eligible and wish to access the extended hours the term after your child’s 3rd birthday, you must apply online at where you will receive an 11 digit eligibility code.

You must then give us this code and we can check online eligibility and apply funding from the next term.

You should receive a reminder every 12 weeks from the government to re-validate your code.

If you do not apply on time, your child will not be able to take up their extended offer. You will then have to wait until the start of the next term.

Tax Free Childcare

You’ll be able to open an online account, which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with us as a registered provider. This will be done through the government website, GOV.UK.

For every 80p you or someone else pays in, the government will top up an extra 20p.This is equivalent of the tax most people pay - 20% - which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 - the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).

To qualify, parents will have to be in work, and each earning at least £120 a week and not more than £100,000 each per year. The scheme is designed to be flexible for parents if, for example, they want to get back to work after the birth of a child or work part-time.

Any eligible working family can use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme - it doesn’t rely on employers offering it.Tax-Free Childcare doesn’t rely on employers offering the scheme, unlike the current scheme Employer-Supported Childcare. Any working family can use Tax-Free Childcare, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.

Self-employed parents will be able to get support with childcare costs in Tax-Free Childcare, unlike the current scheme (Employer-Supported Childcare) which is not available to self-employed parents. To support newly self-employed parents, the government is introducing a ‘start-up’ period. During this, self-employed parents won’t have to earn the minimum income level.

The scheme will be available to parents on paid sick leave and paid and unpaid statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

You do not have to switch to Tax-Free Childcare if you do not wish to. Employer-Supported Childcare will continue to run. The current scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. Parents already registered by this date will be able to continue using it for as long as their employer offers it.

Childcare Employment Vouchers

Childcare employment vouchers are a scheme that means the first £55 a week (or £243 a month) of your childcare costs is taken from your gross (pre-tax) income. This means there's no tax or National Insurance to pay on this part of your salary.

The vouchers cover childcare up to the age of fifteen, and they are useable with any Nursery or Child minder who is registered and regulated by Ofsted.

Unfortunately not all employers run a scheme; check with your personnel department to see if yours does, however if they don't its easy to persuade them.

The first thing to say is, providing you with Childcare vouchers doesn't cost you employer money, in fact it should save them money, which is a great way to start the persuasion. The gain for firms is simple: they don't pay National Insurance on the vouchers, which mean they gain 12.8% on the vouchers too.

The administration is normally done through a nursery voucher company. Either your employer or the company will dole out the vouchers; some companies will allow you to conveniently access them online.

You can sacrifice as much of your salary as you want in return for vouchers but only the first £55 a week or £243 per month will be exempt from tax and NI. However if you're a couple, both of you can apply for the vouchers potentially saving you £1600 - £2000 a year in childcare costs.

Contact Us

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00-18:00, Sat-Sun: Closed

Address: The Orchard Day Nursery, Queens Park Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0GL

Tel: 01273 622883

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