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is this normal?

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NancysGarden Tue 05-May-09 18:42:49

I am currently looking for a place for my LO to start nursery in Jan 2010 as she will be 3 in Oct and from this date will be eligible for the pre-school grant for working parents. I have just started my search and one of the nurseries has asked for £100 deposit to hold the place open which would be refundable upon my daughter leaving the nursery.

So is this normal?

MissisBoot Tue 05-May-09 18:46:18

Normal I'd say - especially if its a day nursery.

purepurple Wed 06-May-09 07:23:09

normal,you will get it back when your daughter leaves.

EldonAve Wed 06-May-09 07:31:22


alibubbles Wed 06-May-09 09:27:37

Absolutely, and you are lucky it is only £100, some in my area are a months fees.

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 06-May-09 09:35:44

I think it's normal as well. In our case we got it back when started to pay the monthly fee. (i.e. the deposit was knocked off the amount they calculated)

ruddynorah Wed 06-May-09 09:37:39

yes normal. and the grant isn't for 'working parents' it's for everyone.

mrsbaldwin Wed 06-May-09 09:50:34

Your deposit cheap NancysGarden - mine was £150!

MissSunny Thu 07-May-09 02:13:17

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MiaMamma Mon 11-May-09 12:02:01

You're lucky it's £100, ours was £500!!!

cookielove Mon 18-May-09 19:10:31

oh my, my nursery charges nothing, but then we can't offer a place for a certain start date, we have over a years waiting list, and this still remains even though we have moved to a larger site. grin

LilMiss Fri 05-Jun-09 22:49:19

Yep normal, nearly all nurseries ask for deposit which will be given back when she leaves or taken out of the last months fees you will pay

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