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Last Q! do you normally get a discount for 2 children in nursery?

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sus19 · 25/04/2009 20:40

I have two DD's - 18months and 2.5years. What should I expect to pay per day for 2 children??? What I've researched looks like £30 per day for under 2's - any views on average costs per day for 2 my girls ages???!

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bodiddly · 25/04/2009 20:51

The nursery my ds goes to offers a 25% discount for the second child I think. The first child is approximately £900 a month (maybe a little less) for full time inc nappies, food, milk etc.

sus19 · 25/04/2009 20:57

Thanks for your message - £900 a month (THUD!! Thats me fainting!!!) is that for 5 days all day?? What part of the country are you in??

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FiveGoMadInDorset · 25/04/2009 21:02

Mine doesn't, I pay £400 at the moment for DS five mornings a week, and DD is £10 a morning as her vouchers have kicked in.

callmeovercautious · 25/04/2009 21:04

At ours you get 10% for a 2nd child. Ours is £40 per day though.

Once your 2.5 yr old turns 3 they will get state nursery which our Private nursery accepts and then reduces fees in line.

Look into Childcare Vouchers with your/DH employers. It is a government scheme where you buy up to £243 each month per working parent tax and NI free. As a basic rate tax payer I save £74 per month (roughly) by not paying tax and NI on that bit of my salary.

However not all employers run the scheme but you could always ask them to start one

sus19 · 25/04/2009 21:35

Brilliant - thanks for all the info.

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bodiddly · 25/04/2009 21:46

we are in hertfordshire .. it is for full day 5 days a week

bodiddly · 25/04/2009 21:47

callmeovercautious is right about the reduction when they reach nursery age.

risingstar · 25/04/2009 22:24

I am in Bedfordshire, I pay £36.75 per day and there is a sibling discount of 10%. Many nurseries around here are £50 per day! I nearly fainted when I found this out...10 years since my last baby was in Nursery. At least now there are nursery vouchers from 3 and tax releif vouchers as well.

purepurple · 26/04/2009 14:20

but the reduction is not as soon as they turn 3 but the beginning of the next term after they turn 3

so if a child is 3 in july the reduction will be from the beginning of the term in september
and if a child is 3 in october the reduction will be from the beginning of the term in january
if the child is 3 in january the reduction will be from the beginning of the summer term, ie after easter

M1SSUNDERSTOOD · 27/04/2009 19:02

Another point to remember is some nurseries only divide nursery vouchers (from when child is 3) over the school term and not over the whole nursery year. This can lead to payments increased over summer term when schools are on holiday.

callmeovercautious · 27/04/2009 22:32

Yes pure purple, because that is when they would be entitled to a free state Nursery place. Same as school entry. My DD is V early Sept baby so we have to wait until Jan yet a friend with a DS less than 1 week older gets the funding from September 1st yet

At least DD will be the oldest in her class - even if she costs us a fortune in Childcare first

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