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coolma Fri 14-Aug-09 21:29:29

So we've finally solved our September trauma (hooray) and found very nice little private day nursery for dd3. The fees seem to be pretty average I guess and everything else good, but they are charging us a £250 deposit, paid back when she leaves. Is this usual?

nellynaemates Sat 15-Aug-09 00:16:18

Sounds very normal and to be expected.

TheDailyMailHatesWomenAndLemon Sat 15-Aug-09 00:27:32

We have to pay a deposit of one month's fees (in addition to paying fees in advance at the start of the month), again to be paid back on leaving. I think it's entirely usual.

gingernutlover Sat 15-Aug-09 07:49:59

yes it is normal - its to reserve the place, so that they know you will actually turn up in september.

coolma Sat 15-Aug-09 08:15:57

Ok, thank you! I guessed it was - but sent the eldest two to state nurseries so hadn't come across it before.

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