Nishkam Nursery understands that the cost of registered child care may seem expensive to a parent. However, providing a high quality, safe and stimulating service for children is not cheap and to ensure the continued high standards and sustainability of the nursery, it must ask that parents respect its policy in respect of fees. Nishkam Nursery value their relationship with parents/carers and will be sympathetic towards any difficulty in paying their child’s fees. However, we are unable to function effectively without these payments.
Late payment/ Non-payment of fees procedure:
Help with childcare costs
There are several ways in which you may be able to get help paying your childcare costs. The Family Information Service in Birmingham can provide advice about this. The DirectGov website is another useful source of advice.
Educational Grant for 3 and 4 year olds: for all parents
Nursery grant funding is available for all 3 and 4 year olds from the term following their third birthday. This grant is claimed by and paid to the nursery, and this is then discounted from your weekly rate. The nursery will ask parents to sign a form each term to confirm their grant.
Childcare Vouchers: for working parents
Employers offer these schemes as a salary sacrifice scheme. Even if your employer does not currently have a scheme set up, in most cases they should be able to do so. Childcare vouchers are exempt from National Insurance contributions on the first £55 you earn a week; tax is only paid on the remainder of the income. This may affect your entitlement to other benefits if you receive any, so you should check this out first. For more information, speak to your employer about which scheme they offer. The nursery accepts a wide variety of Childcare Vouchers.
Working Tax Credits: for working parents
Parents currently working more than 16 hours per week may qualify for Working Tax Credit, which includes a childcare element designed to help towards the cost of childcare. This can be up to 70% of eligible childcare. Call the Tax Credit Helpline for more information on how much you may be eligible for, or go to
To secure your child’s place, a booking fee of one weeks fee’s, to secure the place for six months, is required, of which £10 will be kept as an administration fee and the remainder deducted from your first payment.
Late collection Fees
If you are late for collecting your child, you may be charged a late collection fee.
Terms of Notice
If you wish to cancel your child’s place, written notice of one month must be given. Fees must still be paid during the period of notice.
Updated April 2019