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MissTwister Tue 10-Mar-15 17:44:20

I visited a lovely nursery right near my house, near the station. The only drawback is it costs £65 a day for 4 days and £70 for 3 days. Am in South East London - is this a lot?

I have contacted the two other closest nurseries and no-one even got back to me!

fieldfare Tue 10-Mar-15 17:47:25

No, that's about right. I live near Cambridge, am a childminder and I'd charge approx £50 for a full 7:30 - 6:30 day.

CityDweller Tue 10-Mar-15 17:49:26

Sounds right to me. Some nurseries near me are around £85 a day (Central London) and my cm has just put her rates up to £72 for a full day shock.

glorious Tue 10-Mar-15 17:49:53

Sounds very similar to local nurseries here in SE13. Sorry!

glorious Tue 10-Mar-15 17:50:50

Oops auto correct! Will get postcode removed!

BasinHaircut Tue 10-Mar-15 17:50:53

Fuck me. We are on the outskirts and its £46 a day!

CurlsLDN Tue 10-Mar-15 17:53:03

I'm in SE22, average £75 a day. However I'm moving to the south west and our new nursery will be £40 a day, hurrah!

mandy214 Thu 12-Mar-15 12:36:05

£819 for a 3 day week in the NW, which works out about £63 a day so not too dissimilar. Hours are 8-6. Ask about the payments if you're ever late. Our nursery was £11 for every 15 minutes!!

jumpinghoops Wed 25-Mar-15 16:55:06

I just can't my head around such high fees. I've sent my children to 3 very good nurseries in East London (zone2-3), all between £42-46 a day. These fees just seem impossibly expensive to me.

Yvemen Thu 04-Jun-15 11:45:44

We are in South East London too. It's £1066 for 4 days! ��

Artandco Thu 04-Jun-15 11:48:42

Yep, it's £52 for ds2 to go to nursery just 3 hrs in the morning (zone 1, London). He goes 9am-12, mon-fri

LostMySocks Sat 06-Jun-15 15:47:58

I'm in Z6 SE London. I pay £51 for a full day (7.30 to 6) but provide my own nappies. There is one that charges those rates but the rest are between 50 and 56. Unless it's beautiful, includes lots of extras it seems a bit steep. Are you paying a premium as it's good for the station

Finola1step Sat 06-Jun-15 16:00:57

Our nursery, per day:
£69 - under 1
£65 - 1 year olds
£60 - 2 year olds.

All food and nappies provided. Outside London, in Kent near to station used by many of the parents to commute into London. Costs just over £100 pw for train ticket to central London.

So on that basis, £65 a day walkable from home and near a station in SE London is pretty reasonable.

grabaspoon Sat 06-Jun-15 16:10:13

Im a nanny I get £80 a day [after tax] and then my bosses have to pay toddler group and expenses on top of that.

That's not too bad for an "all inclusive price"

NathalieM Tue 09-Jun-15 16:51:22

I suppose that's the drawback on London prices. I've been told nurseries in Brighton are exactly the same.

electionfatigue Thu 11-Jun-15 11:05:25

That's about right for London. Was v jealous when I went to see friends in Cornwall who pay £30 per day!

Purplehonesty Thu 11-Jun-15 11:18:55

Wow that's expensive. I charge my mindees £30 a day here in Scotland 8.30-5.30

Must put my prices up....!

Millionprammiles Thu 11-Jun-15 11:44:20

Zone 3 SW London - most nurseries around here that provide all nappies, food etc cost around £60-70/day (for under 2 yr olds).

There are cheaper Council nurseries but they're not all open all year round or full days.

The care can no doubt be just as good in the cheaper nurseries (and lots of local parents are happy with them) but the facilities vary (particularly outside space) and the food is quite different (eg jacket potato and beans instead of home made quiche/curries/burgers/lasagna/soup etc cooked by the on site chef - if your child is having 3 meals a day, 5 days a week at nursery, quality of food is quite important).

TouchOfNatural Thu 11-Jun-15 20:11:30

It's ridiculous to compare costs of Cornwall and Scotland to London smile London overheads - premises and staff salaries etc are MUCH MUCH higher! It's all relative.

shartsi Thu 11-Jun-15 20:18:10

I'm in zone 6, £39 per day for 2-5 years and £41 for under 2s.

BlueBee Thu 11-Jun-15 20:19:48

I'm in Manchester, it's £850 a month full time 8am-6pm.

LemonYellowSun Thu 11-Jun-15 20:28:08

I pay £43 for 9-3. I think a full day is £52. South West Childbase chain

NormHonal Thu 11-Jun-15 20:33:23

Yes, sounds right to me too.

<does dance of joy that I am about to make final monthly fee payment after six long years!>

newname12 Thu 11-Jun-15 20:37:20

Sounds like the one I used to send mine to! If it is, it's fab.

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