Useful Information


Choosing a nursery for your child is a big decision! Before your child joins we will meet you and have a detailed nursery induction. The following information may be useful in relation to support with childcare fees and nursery funding options. If you have any questions at all though, please do get in touch!

Childcare Choices

Childcare choices is a great source of information about government schemes to help parents with the cost of childcare, e.g.
• Tax Free Childcare
• Funded places for 2, 3 & 4 Year olds (subject to eligibility)
• Tax credits
• Universal credits



• Qualifying two year olds and every child from the term after their third birthday is entitled to up to 570 hours of funded care per annum
• In addition, working parents who meet the qualifying criteria are eligible for an additional 570 hours of funded care per annum
• These places are subject to Government and Local Authority terms and conditions – just ask our team about how to apply!
• Funded places can be accessed term time only for 38 weeks of the year for 15 or 30 hours per week (subject to eligibility and availability of sessions) or there is the option to stretch funded hours over 51 weeks of the year



Tax free childcare is for working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. This will then be paid directly to the nursery account to contribute towards your monthly bill.


Childcare Vouchers

The Orange Tree Nursery also accepts payments by childcare vouchers.



We are a member of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) which is a national charity and membership association for children’s nurseries. NDNA’s vision is a society where all children and families receive the best-quality care and learning to enable them to reach their potential. Our mission is to empower nurseries to provide sustainable, excellent care and early learning for children.