Fees (nursery)

Our all-inclusive daycare fees make life simple for busy parents.

There are no hidden extras, as our nursery fees include the following:

  • Home cooked meals and healthy snacks
  • All nappies and wipes

Fee Summary (day care)

  • Full day 9 hours (08.00-17.00): £70 per day
  • Full time place 9 hours/5 days (08.00-17.00): £310 per week

Fee Summary (Pre-School)

  • Full time place 9 hours/5 days (08.00-17.00): from £28.82 per day (Extended 30 hours entitlement) or from £38.27 per day (Universal 15 hours entitlement)

Please note our pricing structure and fees are reviewed annually.

Principal terms and conditions (day care)

  • A Full day at Secret Garden’s nursery is from 8.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday, however we may be able to look after your child until 6pm if required subject to a surcharge
  • Children are required to attend for a minimum of two full days per week
  • Fees are charged monthly in advance, parents will be invoiced on or before the 20th of each month and all fees must be paid in full by the 1st day of each month
  • Fees can be paid by bank transfer, credit/debit cards, cash (subject to a handling fee), Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare
  • There will be no charge to parents on dates when Secret Garden is closed due to bank holiday or our annual Christmas holiday closure
  • Full fees are due if your child is absent from the setting on one of their contracted days (e.g. due to illness or family holiday)
  • If your child is collected late without prior agreement we may levy a £10 charge per 15 minutes of delay
  • Payment of the relevant registration fee (£75 for an all year round place) must be made in order to register your child’s place at Secret Garden
  • A refundable deposit of one month’s nursery fees is required in additional to the registration fee. This will be credited to your final invoice, subject to two month’s written notice being given
  • Fees are reviewed annually and parents will be given at least 4 weeks’ notice of any change in fees

Term-time only contracts 

Secret Garden is able to offer a limited number of term-time only contracts where at least one parent is employed in a school setting

  • Term-time only contracts are subject to availability and only available by arrangement
  • We require term-time only children to attend for all of the 38 weeks of West Sussex State school term dates as a minimum. Additional days can be booked if the parents are working to different term dates
  • It is strongly recommended that term-time only children attend for a reduced number of sessions during all school holidays, in particular the summer break, to ensure continuity and avoid having to re-settle the child after a prolonged period of absence
  • A non-refundable registration fee of £500 and a deposit of one month’s nursery fees is required to reserve a term-time only place. The registration fee is a contribution to the cost of holding your child’s place during the 14 weeks of the year you will not be liable for paying fees. The deposit will be credited to your final invoice subject to two months written notice being given