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Nursery deposit

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PowWowNow Thu 23-Nov-17 19:33:22

We have paid a registration fee and upon receiving an offer for a place we are asked to pay a full terms' fees (approx £3k) as a deposit refundable when we withdraw our dc from there, provided we give a full terms' notice.

Is this the norm?

Justthejist Thu 23-Nov-17 19:36:29

Is this the second time you have asked this today?

The answer is still no, definitely not normal for the average nursery. If it's a really posh one it might be though.

PowWowNow Thu 23-Nov-17 19:48:04

Justthejist yes it is, need to make a payment asap and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Getting more than 2 replies would hopefully help me decide whether we pay, challenge it or just look somewhere else.

Zioanna Thu 23-Nov-17 19:49:43

Not for us. I think our deposit was about £50. I only have experience of one nursery though.

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Nov-17 19:51:20

Blimey. We paid £50 deposit to secure ds’s place about 10 months in advance, then 1 month’s fees when he started!

This was 8 years ago, in West Yorkshire.

PowWowNow Thu 23-Nov-17 19:53:03

I'm not sure whether it's a very posh one or not. It is central London but it's not Miss Delaney's. The waiting list 2 months long, not 3 years.

stella23 Thu 23-Nov-17 19:53:05

How do you pay your fees? If termly yes it's normal, if monthly no.

I would expect to pay a month in advance.

stoplickingthetelly Thu 23-Nov-17 19:56:26

Gosh no not normal here. I wouldn't have a spare 3k to hand.

Jinglebellhell17 Thu 23-Nov-17 19:57:53

Yes normal in London. It’s not negotiable.

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