Securing your place
When you have made a decision about booking a place for your child at the Mere Nursery, just fill out our “online application form” with your requested booking pattern and sessions to check availability. We sometimes operate a waiting list for specific days which can change throughout the year, so it is important to let us know about your requirements as soon as possible.
When your place is confirmed, the process of arranging visits and getting to know as much as possible about you and your child to help with a smooth settling-in will begin a few weeks before your child’s start date.
All meals, drinks and snacks are included in fees as well as nappies for younger children.
Childcare fees are charged monthly and payable in advance by the 1st of the month. A deposit of one week’s fees is required to secure your child’s place. Nursery is open 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and closed on bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year.
Term Time Only (Day Rates)
We offer a limited range of flexible free places (15 hours per week) for all three and four year olds and for eligible two year olds.
If you would like to apply for a fully funded place, please complete our “free online application form.”
We offer a variety of discounts including
- 10% discount for a full-time booking
- Sibling discount
- Advance payment discount
Help with Childcare Fees
- Tax Credits: Find out more
- Childcare Vouchers – Calculator for eligibility: Find out more
- Childcare Grant – If you are in full-time higher education, this grant supports payments for childcare fees: Find out more
- Free 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and Early Years Pupil Premium information: Find out more