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Nursery Fees


Fees in effect from 1st April, 2024.

Per Day
Ad-hoc half-day

Application fee
Sibling Discount
Notice Period


£35 per family
10% off the eldest child's fees
Equivalent to 2 months' fees
Two months

Fees include all meals, snacks, drinks and any activities run by specialists, except for Forest Kindergarten.


Formula and nappies are not included. 

Fees are calculated based on 50 weeks per year and payable in12 equal monthly payments.

We accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare.


Early Learning and Childcare (1140 hours per year) is available (see eligibility criteria below).


Operating hours    8am – 5:30pm*

* children over 24 months must be dropped off by 9am.

Minimum bookings

The minimum weekly booking is two days for under-3s and 2.4 days for 3 year olds and up. However, your child will derive benefits from the Montessori curriculum and approach if they attend three or more days per week.


Up to 22.8 hrs/wk of early learning and child care are funded for eligible three-year-olds. Snacks and supplies are billed separately.

Half-days are not permitted as a permanent booking but may be booked on an ad-hoc basis depending on availability.

ELC Funding eligibility criteria

Your child will be eligible to receive their nursery funding entitlement via Edinburgh council from the term after they turn 3, provided:

  • They live in the City of Edinburgh;

  • They, or their parent/guardian is not restricted from receiving public funds.

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