Places and prices

The nursery is open weekdays 0800-1800 apart from bank holidays and Research Council privilege days. Parents and carers are requested to arrive to pick up their children by 1745 so that staff have an opportunity to discuss your child's day with you before the nursery closes.

Allocating nursery places

The Nursery Manager is responsible for allocating nursery places. We operate on a first come first served basis, subject to the following terms and priorities:

  • the client is an RC* or Nursery employee
  • the child has a sibling or siblings already in North Star Nursery
  • intended start date of care required
  • the client is an immediate family relative (parent, child or sibling) of an RC or Nursery employee
  • quantity of sessions required (children requiring the highest number of sessions will be given priority)
  • date of initial enquiry
  • best match to available sessions following discussions with client
  • payment of a non-refundable deposit to secure a nursery place

Please contact us to book a visit and discuss your needs.
Telephone 01793 411994, email

Price list (from 01 September 2017)

External client rates**
session rate (am or pm) £23.02
daily rate £43.48
Discounted rate for older siblings***
daily rate £39.13

Booking a holiday club place

Holiday club is open from 0830-1730 during school holidays and must be booked in advance.

2017 holidays internal bookings start from... external bookings start from...
13-17 February 3 January 16 January
10-12 April and 18-21 April 20 February 6 March
30 May-2 June 24 April 8 May
24 July-25 August 5 June 19 June
19-27 October 1 September 15 September
18-22 December 30 October 13 November

It is advisable to book well in advance as popular days fill up quickly. For younger primary school children, it may also be possible to provide ad-hoc childcare on teacher training days in consultation with the Nursery Manager. All bookings must be made through the Nursery Office on 411994 or e-mail To qualify for a space, full payment must be made by the end of the week that the booking is made. Invoices/receipts will be sent out at least ten working days before the club opens. Any changes or cancellations will be charged in full if not received at least ten working days (two weeks) before the club opens and refunds may not be guaranteed should it not be possible to resell spaces booked. Payments should be made to North Star Nursery Ltd, childcare vouchers and bank transfers are accepted along with cash. We do operate a waiting list, so should a space be cancelled we may be able to offer it to someone else; please ask if you wish to be included on this.

Holiday Club
full day £21.74
shorter day^ £19.76
sibling discount*** £1.00

*RC employees include the Research Councils, UK SBS, Innovate UK and the UK Space Agency

**RC employees benefit from a discounted rate to those advertised above. Please contact the Nursery for details.

*** discount applies for full day only to the oldest sibling of another child in the nursery or holiday club but excludes those already in receipt of a nursery sibling discount.

^flexibility must be identified when placing the booking (Choice 1, 8.30am - 2.30pm; Choice 2, 9am - 3pm; or Choice 3, 10am-4pm)