Goldilocks day nursery Reading

Price list and fees

Fees list from the 1 st April 2024

0 – 5 years

Full time place - £364

Full day care (open 7.30-6): £75

Single morning (8am-1pm) / afternoon (1pm-6pm): £52 (now includes a hot lunch)

Extra hour: £16

 

Extras

Sibling discount applied to the eldest of 5%

Breakfast: £3 per day

Lunch: £4.50 per day

BACS payment details: Goldilocks Day Nursery Sort code: 30-96-96 Account number: 02344650, please reference child’s full name

Email: info@goldilocksnursery.co.uk

We require £40 registration fee, and 1 week’s fees as a deposit to secure your place.

All fees will be billed 1 month in advance

Wrap around care costs

Term time funding

3 hours

6 hours

9 hours

12 hours

15 hours

570 for the year

15 hours’
entitlement 

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

Applied over 38 weeks

Weekly cost

£64.00

£128.00

£192

£256

£320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am/pm session
(does include
a hot lunch)

3 hours funded 

 

6 hours

Funded

9 hours funded

12 hours funded

15 hours funded

Applied over 38 weeks

 

£42

£84

£126

£168

£210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional 15hrs
element

1 day – 6 hrs

2 days – 12 hours 

3 days - 18 hrs

4 days – 24 hours

5 days – 30 hours 

1140 for the year 

 

£48.50

£97.00

£145.50

£194

£242.50

Applied over 38 weeks

Stretched
Funding

2.12 hours

4.24 hours

6.36 hours

8.48 hours

10.55 hours

Full 570 hours will claim for the year

15 hours’
entitlement 

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

Stretched over 52 weeks

Weekly cost

£65

£130

£195

£260

£325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am/pm session
(does include
a hot lunch)

2 hours funded 

 

4 hours

Funded

6 hours funded

8 hours funded

10 hours funded

520 claimed hours claimed per year

Weekly cost

£45

£90

£135

£180

£225

Stretched
over 52
weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional 15-hour element (30 hours)

1 day – 4.12 hrs

2 days – 8.24 hours 

3 days - 12.36 hrs

4 days – 16.48 hours

5 days – 21 hours 

1092 claimed hours for the year

Weekly
cost

£56

£112

£168

£224

£280

Stretched over 52 weeks

 

Government Funding – What we offer!

Understanding childcare funding isn’t always easy, here is a little guide to help you
figure out what your options are and what works best for you.
In England, there are two government funding programmes, this is either 15 or 30
funded hours per week, depending on your circumstances. See below the ways in which
you can utilise you’re funding here at Goldilocks.

15 hours funded childcare, 2, 3 and 4 year olds

(From Apr 2024 - Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a 2-year-old. 
From Sept 2024 - Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months old.) 


This funding covers 15 hours of childcare across 38 weeks of term time.


We can offer this on a term time only basis – where your child attends term time only
and they access up to the full 15 (3 hours a day) hours each week that they attend over
those 38 weeks (570 hours per year).


You can also ‘stretch’ these hours over the whole year. The 15 hours stretched into 52
weeks works out to be 10.95 funded hours per week (2.12 hours each day) over 52
weeks (570 hours per year).


We do offer Fully funded sessions.


The essentials and extras are not covered by government funding and parents will be
asked to pay for this within their wrap around care cost.


Please see fee sheet for costs


There are lots of other ways to help you pay for your child’s care, please visit the
childcare choices website to check your eligibility.


CLICK HERE TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY →

 

30 hours three and four year olds

(From Sept 2025 - Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.)

 

This scheme is currently only for working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds, and offers
twice as many funded hours each week, 30 hours of childcare across 38 weeks of term
time (1140 hours claimed per year). The criteria for this are that Parents: - Should be working at least 16 hours a week, they must each earn less than £100,000 a year, you
might still be eligible while claiming benefits.


We can ‘stretch’ these hours also just like the 15-hour scheme. Most parents access
around 21.45 funded hours per week, across 52 weeks (1092 hours claimed per year).


We do not offer fully funded sessions.


The essentials and extras are not covered by government funding and parents will be
asked to pay for this within their wrap around care cost.


Please see fee sheet for costs


There are lots of other ways to help you pay for your child’s care, please visit the
childcare choices website to check your eligibility.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY →

 

What’s included in your wrap around care.


Government funding only pays for a limited number of hours, it doesn’t pay for all the
consumables and services enables your children to receive the best quality care and
education we can offer. To help us be able to achieve this is costed in your wrap around
care charge along with the rest of your hours.


This includes: -


 Meals, our on-site chef prepares healthy, delicious meals, approved by the
children’s food trust and created with the support of local nutritionist every
single day, to ensure your children are receiving the best food we can offer.


 Resources, from their favourite toys and play equipment to books, art supplies,
specialist training and more, this covers absolutely everything we need to create
the enriching experiences that make us so very special — and everything your
child needs to learn, play, grow, and practice their language and communication.


 Quality activities and teaching from a well trained and experienced team, we
have one brilliant member of staff for every eight children (1:8), compared to
1:13 in some nursery schools. This means there’s much more one-to-one time with
your child, which is great for their development. We also ensure that we always
have additional staff at hand to support with cleaning, washing, and setting up so
that the team always able to be on hand to support your child.


 Access to an online learning portal that supports you to keep track of your
child’s progress and see all they get up to a nursery.