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Sibling discount at nursery

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butttons Tue 02-Feb-16 14:10:01

I'm planning on sending DD2 to the same nursery as DS1 and was wondering if in general nurseries apply sibling discounts. If yes, what percentage discount is usual?
TIA!

Quoteunquote Tue 02-Feb-16 22:20:18

Never come across a discount for siblings in nursery , around here a place in a good nursery is like gold dust, so no discounts.

VacheEspanol Tue 02-Feb-16 22:22:57

We get a discount of 10% on both places. Also in an area where nursery places are in high demand but most offer a sibling discount.

didireallysaythat Tue 02-Feb-16 22:23:18

Some give you a 5% discount (not sure why!) But I think for us it only applied for 5 day full time places.

Akire Tue 02-Feb-16 22:24:00

Not seen any not unless nursery really needs places filled. No business reason if over subscribed.

unicornhelp Tue 02-Feb-16 22:25:39

I get 10% off my older child's fees at our nursery.

StitchesInTime Tue 02-Feb-16 22:29:09

We got a sibling discount off DS1's fees when DS2 started. Can't remember now if it was 5% or 10%.

butttons Tue 02-Feb-16 22:35:37

Thanks all - sounds a bit mixed then.... Will see what I can negotiate!

Headmelt Tue 02-Feb-16 22:38:01

I don't think do unless they are attending at the same time

ColdAndGloomy Tue 02-Feb-16 22:42:02

We got 10% off dc2's fees - still do even though dc1 has left!

trilbydoll Tue 02-Feb-16 22:44:22

We are getting 5% off dd1's fees even though dd2 hasn't started yet?! Not sure if it will continue to be 5% off her fees or 5% off the total.

DrSeussRevived Tue 02-Feb-16 22:45:42

5% off the younger one, but it was advertised not negotiated!

HSMMaCM Wed 03-Feb-16 10:54:42

Probably won't be any negotiation. Just ask and see what the answer is.

insancerre Wed 03-Feb-16 17:46:51

We offer 7.5 % sibling discount

namechangedtoday15 Wed 03-Feb-16 19:27:09

10% I think for 1 child but each had to do a minimum of 3 days. Actually can't remember now whether it was a sibling discount or a twin discount.

I think there is a business case actually - it's one less set of parents to deal with, if you're paying with vouchers for instance it's only one account to manage rather than 2, more stability (less likely to move as you have to find 2 places etc)

HSMMaCM Wed 03-Feb-16 21:00:22

There is a business case for not offering a discount as well. Siblings leaving at the same time means more spaces to fill. Just as much assessment work to do. Same number of staff required. Costs to the business are the same and risks are higher, so why offer a discount.

namechangedtoday15 Wed 03-Feb-16 22:46:34

It depends how you look at it - i meant from an administration point of view - managing the account (one rather than 2), if you had 30 sets of siblings taking up 60 places rather than 60 singletons, you'd probably have less child turnover so not as much management administration time taken up with registration of parents / child, showing them around the nursery. You wouldnt be producing 60 statements of account every month, it would be 30. Sweeping statements i know but not as black and white as saying "no business case". But I accept there is no benefit ratio wise etc for siblings.

I also think in certain parts of the country like here that nurseries try to compete cost wise with nannies when you have more than one child. In some cases 2 x nursery fees is similar to a nanny's rate so they perhaps offer a discount to encourage use of the nursery.

alltouchedout Wed 03-Feb-16 22:50:47

I've used two nurseries which discounted the second child's fees by 10%. It's the same for the after school club I now use for my older two.

BackforGood Wed 03-Feb-16 22:59:02

I've never come across a sibling discount - nor would I expect one. After all, the dc take up the same amount of all resources if they are related to another child or not.

HappyAsASandboy Wed 03-Feb-16 23:59:58

We got 10% off the younger sibling when they both attended. We don't get a discount for DC3 as DC1 and DC2 have left!

ceeveebee Thu 04-Feb-16 00:02:17

We get 14% off (twins, but same would apply to different age siblings if attending at the same time - it's a 6 month to 5 years place).
Previous nursery in London didn't offer any discount

butttons Sun 07-Feb-16 22:12:20

Well after asking we will get 10% off DS1's fees when DD2 starts. And this is also a London nursery 😄

HSMMaCM Mon 08-Feb-16 20:55:04

It was worth asking then

rallytog1 Thu 11-Feb-16 15:01:30

That's really good. We get a discount of 50p per day!

Frazzled2207 Thu 11-Feb-16 15:09:30

Good. I think we get 5% for younger siblings while the elder still attends.

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