Fees and finance

The nursery fee structure is divided into three bands, outlining session costs for students, staff and external children. Students may be eligible to apply for Student Finance for childcare funding which can cover up to 85% of the fees.

  • Payment can be accepted via the government’s Tax-Free Childcare Scheme
  • Brookes’ staff can benefit from the University’s salary sacrifice scheme by having the fees deducted from their gross salary and saving tax and NI relief on the full fee amount (please ask for more details). 
  • The nursery also accepts the government’s nursery education funding for children over 3 years old. 

 Please refer to our fees policy for more details.  

Ways to pay

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Bank transfer using the bank details on the invoice or card by going to the Brookes Payments Portal
  • The government's Tax Free Childcare Scheme (set up directly by the parent through the online application form).
  • Through the University’s salary sacrifice scheme (set up by the nursery and forwarded to payroll).


Session times

Please note these must be booked in advance.

  • Full day 8.30am to 5.25pm
  • Morning session 8.30am to 1.00pm
  • Afternoon session 1.00pm to 5.25pm
  • Extended session 8.00am to 8.30am / 5.25pm to 5.55pm

Full day

Morning sessionAfternoon sessionExtended session
Student fees *

£3.70 per half hour
Staff fees **

£3.70 per half hour
External fees


£3.70 per half hour

* S
tudents can apply for funding through the Financial Aid Office.

** Staff can apply to join the University’s tax saving scheme or take advantage of the government’s tax free childcare scheme (please ask for details).

The Nursery Chef freshly prepares a fully cooked lunch and light snacks each day in the nursery kitchen. This is inclusive of the daily rate.

Extra time will be charged if your child arrives before their session starts or is left after their session finishes at the rate of £15.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof.

A non-refundable registration fee of £125.00 will be charged to secure a nursery place.


Full-time students can apply for funding for up to 85% of the childcare costs from Student Finance England. More information can be found on the government's Student Finance pages.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

In April 2015, the government introduced an ‘Early Years Pupil Premium’ (EYPP) which means that childcare providers may be entitled to up to £300 per year of funding to support 3 and 4 year old children’s development, learning and care. The EYPP provides an extra 53 pence per hour (paid directly to the provider) for 3 and 4 year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or children who have been in care or adopted from care. High quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so this additional money could make a significant difference.

Eligibility for the premium depends on families fulfilling at least one of the following criteria:

As a provider, we are reliant on parents identifying themselves to us so that we are able to claim the funding which we can then use in a variety of ways such as purchasing additional resources, providing extra-curricular activities, etc.

See the Oxfordshire County Council website for more information on the EYPP.

Contact us

Oxford Brookes University Nursery

+ 44 (0) 1865 535040