Parent Information


The Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm 51 weeks of the year excluding Bank Holidays.


The Nursery offers half day and full day sessions.

Half Day Sessions – 8am to 1pm and 1pm to 6pm

Full Day Sessions – 8am to 6pm

There is also the flexibility of adding an extra half an hour to your session at the beginning and the end of the day. These can be booked ad hoc and are charged at an extra cost.


All fees are paid monthly in advance. Please note that there is no reduction in fees for absence due to holidays or sickness. You will receive a termly bill which is divided into equal monthly payments. A monthly statement of account will then be sent out in advance each month confirming the monthly amount due and any extra time added.

Fees are payable by cash, cheque, direct debit and Childcare Vouchers. 

Sibling Discount – We give a 10% sibling discount on fees actually paid for the eldest child.


You may find that you are eligible for some financial assistance through the following:


Tax credit and Working Tax Credit

The amount that you will receive will obviously depend upon your circumstances. For more information and how to claim tax credits you can visit


Childcare Vouchers

The Old School House Nursery accepts childcare vouchers towards payment of your nursery fees. To claim childcare vouchers, please contact your employer to see if they operate a childcare voucher scheme. If so, then upto £55 a week (upto £243.00 per month) can be deducted from your gross salary ie £55 is exempt from National Insurance and Income Tax.

If you are self employed you need to speak to your accountant as to how your business can operate a childcare voucher scheme so you too can benefit.

NB – If 2 parents of a child are working then they will be both entitled to the £55 provision.

The Childcare Voucher Scheme is in addition to the tax credits claimed.

For more information about using childcare vouchers at the Old School House – then please call us on telephone number 0114 2666930 or e-mail us at

Free Early Learning for 3 and 4 year olds

This is a scheme introduced by the Government to provide free early learning places for all 3 and 4 year olds in England. The current rules state that all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early learning sessions each week over a maximum of 570 hours per academic year (38 weeks).

All 3 and 4 year old children become eligible to take up their free early learning sessions the term after their 3rd birthday.

At the Old School House you can use 3 hours of Free Early Learning per half day session and upto 6 hours in any one day. The nursery will liaise with parents to see how many free early learning hours they would like us to claim for as these can be split with another provider.

Stand alone Free Early Learning places can be sought in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm with a separate charge for snack.

30 Hours Free Childcare in September 2017

The Old School House will be looking to deliver 30 hours free educational childcare for working parents of three and four year olds.

Further information to follow shortly

Please ask Nursery Manager for further information on paying for childcare.