Fees & Funding

Most students can get help with their childcare costs, through the Learner Support Fund or the Care to Learn Fund. So please do give Student Funding a ring on 01752 305300.

What’s more, all three and four year olds, and some two year olds, are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare each week. You can find out more at:

ME2 Funding for 2 year olds

Early Education Funding for 3-4 year olds

If you’re a member of staff, or work elsewhere, you may be able to use childcare vouchers. These help you to save money on tax. City College staff members can find out more on the Computershare site.

Nursery Fees

Under 2s

  • Day rate: £44.25 for an eight hour session.
  • Half day rate: £26.75 for a four and a half hour morning session, £24.50 for a four and a half hour afternoon session.
  • Hourly rate, where applicable: £7.

We will need to charge more for babies under six months of age, as we provide one-to-one care for this age group.

2-3 year olds

  • Day rate: £43.25 for an eight hour session.
  • Half day rate: £26.25 for a four and a half hour morning session, £24 for a four and a half hour afternoon session.
  • Hourly rate, where applicable: £7.

Over 3s 

  • Day rate: £42.25 for an eight hour session.
  • Half day rate: £25.75 for a four and a half hour morning session, £23.50 for a four and a half hour afternoon session.
  • Hourly rate, where applicable: £7.

Fees include morning and afternoon snacks. Lunch is also included in some cases, and in others costs just £2.25 a day. We know it can be difficult to keep a track of expenses, so we send out a monthly statement. Our fees are increased annually in August.

Please note there will be a £30 registration fee when registering your child at Curious Kittens.

The government website Childcare Choices is an up-to-date source of information around support with childcare costs. It gives guidance on all currently available government childcare offers in one place. The Childcare Calculator is also available to give you information for you and your familiy’s individual requirements.