Admission and prices


Opening Times, Prices (and scroll down for availability)

The nursery is open from 7.15am-6.15pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year, Except a week at Christmas and public holidays. Full day sessions begin at 8:00am and end at 6:00pm, half day sessions are 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm. Early drop off begins at 7:15am to 8:00am and late pick up 6:00pm to 6:15pm.

Hourly rates – If a parent wishes to book extra hours these are chargeable at £10 per hour, this is subject to management discretion.


A minimum of 2 full days or 4 half day sessions are required to be able to book at Best Friends day Nursery Late collection charges are as follows:- £20 between 6.15pm and 6.30pm and a subsequent £5 for every 5 minutes thereafter. The nursery also charges for late collection after am sessions £5 for 1pm to 1:15pm and £5 for every 5 minutes thereafter. 

Across all rooms the fees are as follows:
Full day £57 

Half day £36 

School day 9-3  £45 

Food charges for funded children only £3

Hourly rate £8


Fees are subject to an annual increase on the 1st of January

An non refundable administration charge of £60.00 is required upon registration at the setting to secure your child’s place. 

The nursery will be closed bank holidays and approximately one week at Christmas, there is no charge for Christmas week. The nursery closes at 1PM on Christmas Eve. Details of closure dates will be given in the nursery newsletter. Bank holidays are charged at full fees, those that attend both Good Friday and Easter Monday will receive 50% off for each of the days. 

We offer a teacher’s contract, this is set as follows. Parents will receive 50% of their usual fees for 12 weeks of holidays and a week free at Christmas. If your child attends 4 days your child will be allowed to attend 1 day during the school holidays, if your child attends full time they will be allowed to attend 2 days within the school holidays. You will be asked to complete a diary for the year showing holidays and the days you require during these holiday periods. Parents must sign and obtain a stamp or letter head from the school. 

Discounts are issued for siblings who start at nursery at a rate of 10% ,once the older child leaves the discount is removed. All families also receive 2 weeks at 50% discount for annual holidays running from October to September with the exception of teachers. These holidays need to be requested by email or paper before the invoices are created, therefore we usually ask for a months notice. 

No refunds are given for children who are away from the nursery due to sickness.