Smart Start Day Nursery

Fees are payable MONTHLY IN ADVANCE and are due on the first of each month and charged per calendar month. There will be a one off, non-refundable £75 charge enrolment fee. The first month’s attendance fees will be due for payment on your child’s start date.


  1. Nursery to be informed due to absence through illness on the day.
  2. Uniform is worn by children entering our pre-school and comprises of Polo shirts, cardigans or sweatshirts, jogging bottoms, shorts or skirts and is available to be purchased from the nursery office. All children’s belongings should be named – Whilst nursery takes appropriate care of children’s belongings, the nursery is not liable for the loss or damage of items brought into nursery.
  3. One month’s notice must be given IN WRITING before a child is removed from nursery, or sessions are altered, otherwise ONE MONTH’S FEES are due in lieu of notice.
  4. Children aged 3 and above are eligible for nursery grant. We offer the 30 hours government funding for 3 & 4 year olds. This is delivered as 22 hours per week for 51 weeks of the year. If 15 hours per week grant is claimed, this will be offered over 38 weeks of the year. Any wrap-around care will be charged over 52 weeks as normal. During funded days there will be a meal charge.
  5. If there any concerns about your child with regard to special educational needs and disability, we are required to involve other professionals for their help and guidance to support your family.
  6. Fees are calculated over 52 weeks and include Christmas closedown and all Bank Holidays
  7. There will be no remission of fees due to holidays taken, illness, or when circumstances make it necessary to close nursery for example severe weather conditions. There is a minimum requirement of two days place allocation.
  8. A late payment charge of £50 will be added to your invoice if fees are not paid by the 14th of the month.
  9. If we have any concerns about your child’s welfare, we have a duty to refer our concerns to The Children’s Advice Support Service who may in turn refer to The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub. Our Policies and Procedures are our guidelines. Copies of all our Policies and Procedures can be found in our two reception areas.
  10. The Management will require the withdrawal at any time, of a child whose parents/guardians fail to comply with the above Terms and Conditions. The Management will require the withdrawal at any time, of a child whose behaviour is considered inappropriate in the nursery setting. Fees for that month will be non-refundable.
  11. There will be no association with Smart Start Day Nursery if parents use staff for personal babysitting.