Finance information

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    The nursery fee structure is divided into three bands, outlining session costs for students, staff and external children. Students can apply to Student Finance for childcare funding which can cover up to 85% of the costs. Payment can be accepted in childcare vouchers meaning tax and NI costs on the fee amount can be saved. 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.

    Fees for 2020/21 »

    Ways to pay

    We accept the following forms of payment:

    1. Cheque or card for invoice payments, paid directly to the University’s income office, either over the phone or in person.
    2. The government's Tax Free Childcare scheme (set up directly by the parent through the online application form)
    3. Through the University’s salary sacrifice scheme (set up by the nursery and forwarded to payroll).


    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 page.

    Early Years Pupil Premium

    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.