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messageNursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink March 26, 10:43AM

Hello,

Just keen to understand what nurseries are doing these days in terms of fees while they're closed.
Our nursery is closed for key workers' children too and is asking for 60% of the fees, although committing to pay staff full pay.
I'd like to understand what all the rest of the nurseries are doing, please.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by ctovey March 26, 11:15AM

My son is a key worker, so his daughter is still going to nursery. However, the nursery have said that if he doesn't have to send her on certain days, they will give a refund for those days.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink March 26, 11:19AM

Hi CTOVEY,

Thanks for your feedback. Would you mind me asking what nursery is that your niece goes to?

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by ctovey March 26, 11:28AM

Hi
Not sure of the name of the nursery, but its in Wilmington in Kent, so probably not much use to you if you're local and wanting a nursery place at the moment

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink March 26, 03:25PM

Thanks, still relevant feedback.
I heard most of the local nurseries are charging from 0% to 20% fees, so I am keen to hear about it.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by dbboy March 26, 03:33PM

You could also post in Family Room Discussion for a wider audience

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by tarafitness March 26, 04:06PM

Our nursery is asking for 20%, and kindly accepting more if people are able to pay.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by EDG March 27, 09:10AM

I suspect we're the same nursery as ours is also 60% fees - I've heard no one else charging 60%. Not too happy about it. No reason given for the difference to others.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 27, 09:11am by EDG.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by Dulwichgirl82 March 27, 09:14AM

I think we are also the same nursery. Seems to be a significant outlier compared to the rest.

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Posted by scarlettbanks March 27, 09:29AM

Mother goose have this, which seems reasonable to me. Must be very hard for nurseries too, and their staff need to be paid. I am still being paid for work, so still paying Mother Goose (even though children staying at home)

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messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink March 27, 09:35AM

Thanks for the feedback.
Our nursery charging 60% is EDG (ex. Le Nid).

Dulwichgirl, EDG, is it the same nursery?

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by Dulwichgirl82 March 27, 09:36AM

Yup!

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by EDG March 27, 09:40AM

Yup

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by picmicnic March 27, 04:35PM

Our nursery has yet to tell us what they expect us to pay. They were waiting to find out what the government and insurers would cover them for.

Given the governments commitment to pay 80% of staff wages - am not sure why the nursery would be asking us to pay any of their fees given they are providing none of the services? Unless I have misunderstood the governments commitment?

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink March 27, 05:27PM

In this link under Funds you'll find the support the nurseries will get:

[www.gov.uk]

It might not get them to cover 100% of the cost, but surely more than 60%, which is what we are being expected to pay.

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by picmicnic Yesterday, 06:09AM

Just found out our nursery is charging us nothing (first steps)

messageRe: Nursery fees while closed
Posted by marypink Today, 10:48AM

Thanks for the feedback picmic!
EDG nursery has comeback saying they can instead charge people 55% instead of 60%, not a big change at all.


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