Fees & Funding

Our fees are payable in advance, there is a discount for a second and subsequent children attending full time. Please note that full fees are charged in the event of illness or days off. Any child staying longer than their arranged session will be charged at a rate of £5 per hour or part hour. However, if pickup is after 3pm for a morning plus lunch session, a full day rate will be charged.

Terms and Conditions

Fees

Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 18:00pm

To include school holidays, closing only for the week between Christmas and New Year. We do ask parents to collect children within these hours, there is a charge levied for late pick ups (£10.00 for every 15 minutes or part-thereof).

Fees for Children Under Three

Full Day

£4800daily
  • 8am to 6pm

Half Day

£3000daily
  • 8am to 12noon or 1.30pm to 6pm

Half Day with lunch

£3150daily
  • 8am to 12noon or 1.30pm to 6pm

Fees for Children Over Three

Full Day

£4600daily
  • 8am to 6pm

Half Day

£2900daily
  • 8am to 12noon or 1.30pm to 6pm

Half Day with lunch

£3150daily
  • 8am to 12noon or 1.30pm to 6pm

All fees are payable in advance and there is a discount for second and subsequent children attending full time. Please note that full fees are charged in the event of illness or days off. Also, any child requiring to stay longer then their arranged session will be charged at a rate of £5 per hour or part hour. However, if pickup is after 3pm for a morning plus lunch session, a full day rate will be charged.

Funding

1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare

The Scottish Government introduced 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare in 2020. As part of this scheme Acorn Day Nursery was part of the trial before every child became eligible for these hours.

We are happy to offer these hours in our 3–5-year-old room although we are registered to offer funded hours to eligible under 3’s, however there are strict conditions to be met to be granted these hours. This takes place at a multi-agency panel discussion.

If you think you would be eligible for funded under 3’s hours, please contact your health visitor who can process an application on your behalf.


How does the 1140 hours work?

Before a child’s third birthday we issue a form to their parent or carer and ask them complete and return it to us.

Once we have the correct information, we apply to Fife Council to draw down your child’s funding. We work out how much this is per week and then minus it off your monthly invoice before you get your invoice for the remainder. We manage your funding over the whole year so that you end up with equal invoices as we are open for 51 weeks of the year.

It is up to you how many hours you use from one half a day per week right up to five days per week (subject to availability). We offer half day and full day sessions at Acorn Day Nursery.

It works out quite cost effective for parents and carers and we find when you hear how much your invoice will be after the funding is deducted, parents and carers often book additional sessions.

This is a great benefit to children as regular attendance at an Early Learning and Childcare setting gives children the best start in life.

For more information on funded early learning and childcare please contact the nursery and we will be happy to talk through all the options to you and help you find a pattern that suits your needs.

Get in Touch

Please dont hesitate to get in touch with us by using the form below. If you have any questions or comments, please complete the form below, or send us an email to info@acorndaynursery.com, or alternatively phone us on 01334 475698.

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Visit Us

Acorn Day Nursery provides a safe and happy environment for your child, with lots of attention, stimulation and invividual attention in a stunning rural environment. If you would like any further information about the nursery or would like to visit us, please call anytime and we would be delighted to show you our facilities and our staff. The Steadings, Kinaldy, Farm, St Andrews KY16 8NA