Session times

We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. See below for session times and prices.

Contact us at Blandford Nursery to find out more

Fees

Effective from 1 October 2021

0 to 2 year olds

Session Cost for 0 to 2 years
8am to 6pm (full day) £54
8am to 9am £6.60
8am to 1pm £29.30
9am to 12pm £19.70
12pm to 1pm £6.60
1pm to 4pm £19.70
1pm to 6pm £29.30

2 to 3 year olds

Session Cost for 2 to 3 years
8am to 6pm (full day) £52.50
8am to 9am £6.60
8am to 1pm £28.80
9am to 12pm £18.60
12pm to 1pm £6.60
1pm to 4pm £18.60
1pm to 6pm £28.80
4pm to 6pm £12.60

3 to 5 year olds

Session Cost for 3 to 5 years
8am to 6pm (full day) £50.40
8am to 9am £6
8am to 1pm £27.60
9am to 12pm £17.40
12pm to 1pm £6
1pm to 4pm £17.40
1pm to 6pm £27.60
4pm to 6pm £11.40

Other charges

Type of charge Cost
Defaulted payment
Admin fee for deferred payments
£10
Late payment
Not paid by the fifth day of invoice due date
£10
Late Collection
The fee will be applied if a parent or carer is more than 5 minutes late collecting their child and they have not informed us of this in advance.

£10

We request prior notice if a parent or carer is likely to be more than 5 minutes late. We recognise there are sometimes unforeseeable circumstances that make a late collection of children unavoidable but we must ensure our staff to child ratios are maintained.

Booking cancellation Full session fees will apply.
Registration fee (non-refundable) £30

Dorset Council reserve the right to amend fees in line with related costs.

Read our fee policy to find out more.

Childcare funding

We provide spaces for children who receive 2, 3 and 4 year old childcare funding. This includes 30 hours of free childcare (subject to parent’s eligibility). We offer funding term time only or ‘stretched’ across both term time and holidays.

When you can use funding at Blandford Nursery

15 hours of funding can be used in blocks:

  • 3 hour (9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm)
  • 5 hour (8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm)
  • 10 hours (8am to 6pm)

30 hour funded children can also use their funding for the 12pm to 1pm sessions.

Most funding is used term time only however some parents choose all year round (stretched) attendance.

If using ‘stretched’ funding across the term time and holidays there is an Annual Stretch option which runs for the financial year 1st April to 31st March. This averages your funding across the 3 terms giving 11.25 hours a week (for 15 hour eligibility) or 22.75 hours a week (for 30 hour eligibility).

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