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Why is it so expensive?????

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Amimissingsomethinghere Mon 18-Mar-19 18:55:55

Why is nursery so expensive??
Ok, so not really a question but more of a moan! I understand all the overheads etc ... but for TWO MORNINGS a week, it's costing over £500 a month sad
We are in a rather pricey area of west London... but still... I keep thinking of all the clothes I could buy for that!!

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Lazypuppy Mon 18-Mar-19 21:26:24

Thats very expensive. My dd goes 5mornings a week and that costs us £470.

Dont forget about tax free childcare, knocks 20%off if both parents are working

PotteringAlong Mon 18-Mar-19 21:30:55

That’s ridiculously expensive. You can’t really be paying £70 per morning?

Chottie Mon 18-Mar-19 21:32:29

OP - how many children is this for?

Youngandfree Mon 18-Mar-19 21:33:19

Jesus that’s crazy!! 😮I pay 380 for 4 weeks for two children and that’s every day!! It’s free until 12 for younger DC, then 4 per hour after that, then my older DC goes after school and is on a discounted sibling rate (half price) so 2 per hour extra!! We’re in Ireland though. 😬

SherlockSays Mon 18-Mar-19 21:40:38

I'll be paying about £600 a month for 4 full days a week! That's crazy money..

Don't forget to sign for a tax free childcare account, that will offset a little of the cost.

TeddyIsaHe Mon 18-Mar-19 21:42:15

How is it that much?! I pay around £700 pm give or take for 3 full days (£51 per day). How much is your day rate?

Starburst8 Mon 18-Mar-19 21:46:18

I thought it was bad that the nursery mine go to have increased the price to £59 a day.
I get where you're coming from, nursery prices are quite shocking when you consider how much you'll earn after paying out. I now understand why people don't work... but that's a whole different thread.

Flop3 Mon 18-Mar-19 21:51:00

That seems very expensive, even for London!! We pay £170pm for two mornings a week (live in Scotland) and I think that is expensive confused

firsttimemummy11 Mon 18-Mar-19 22:05:27

I agree nursery is ridiculously expensive, our little boy starts in May and it's going to cost £1376 pm for 4 days .... we're in South East London...

Since2016 Mon 18-Mar-19 22:14:29

750 per month here for two days. London. It is expensive. Our day rate is £86. London is pricey.

Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 07:14:34

It's 65.40 for an AM session....555.90 per month for two AM sessions a week

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Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 07:15:18

We also have the tax free thing but it only equates to £50 off a month...

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Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 07:17:14

Gosh sometimes I wished we didn't live centrally. It's so painful...
The nursery was lovely but not exactly amazing ..

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UndercoverAthiest Tue 19-Mar-19 07:17:28

Have you considered a childminder instead? I’m in SW London and have found them much more reasonable and flexible for shorther hours

Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 07:23:26

That's a really good point.. I should explore the childminder option more...
How did you find yours? X

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MrsL2016 Tue 19-Mar-19 07:26:18

Am I doing my maths wrong? But shouldn't it be £110 off with tax free childcare? 20%

Bananalanacake Tue 19-Mar-19 07:26:55

in Germany we pay 150euro a month, for 5 days a week 7 until 2pm. But you have to send them in with a breakfast and microwaveable lunch.

Seahawk80 Tue 19-Mar-19 07:39:53

I'm in SE London and we pay 875 a month for 2.5 days, the tax free allowance takes it down to £721 but the tax free allowance is only 10k a year so in London that isn't going to cover all the fees! We would be lost without Grandparents helping 1.5 days a week. I just keep thinking how rich we'll feel in about 5 years time (assuming that we have a second!)

Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 08:17:52

Yes I thought it was 20% off the whole fee but it's only of the first £124 or something... it's a bit confusing. I'm not working but my husband looked into it at work yesterday and apparently that's the most we can get off confused

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Amimissingsomethinghere Tue 19-Mar-19 08:18:53

Gosh, Banana, that's so cheap! I am so jealous!!

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Bobbiepin Tue 19-Mar-19 08:27:04

£1123 for 4 days here, SE London too. Its appalling. Have a look for the video explaining the difference in Swedish childcare.

Crumbelina Tue 19-Mar-19 08:31:17

The day rate for my 18 month old is £94! London, obvs. And I have a 3 year old in the same nursery. We're broke!

coffeeforone Tue 19-Mar-19 08:36:54

Our fees are similar, but there is a full time discount. With Tax free childcare you will save 20% on all if you don't pay more than £833 a month.

coffeeforone Tue 19-Mar-19 08:41:46

Sorry just realised you aren't working so unfortunately can't get tax free childcare, only vouchers.

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