Find your nearest Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries like to keep things as simple as possible. We look to provide predictability and stability for families by avoiding confusing multi-tier fee structures and hidden costs. Charges are always for the month in advance and you will be invoiced monthly through our convenient ‘paperless’ system through an app.

Monkey Puzzle Fees

Monthly fees shown are calculated using the following calculation:

(Weekly Booking × 51 weeks) ÷ 12 months = annualised monthly invoice amount.

Our fees are all set at a nursery level and will differ slightly from nursery to nursery. We accept government-funded support for children within our nurseries.

To find out more about fees and funding, please contact your local nursery. The staff team within each nursery and preschool will be more than happy to talk to you about their fee structure, any additional benefits included within them such as extracurricular activities, food, nappies etc, and will be able to answer any questions or queries you have about attending their setting.

Included in your fees:

  • Nutritious meals
  • A range of health snacks
  • Drinks
  • Formula milk for babies
  • Nappies and wipes

Government Funding for 15 and 30 Hours

Childcare costs can be difficult to cover, especially in the current climate. However, the Government do offer funded support towards these costs which could significantly reduce the amount you are paying each month.

Nursery aged child holding a piggy bank

How does it work?

Every child who lives in England is entitled to Universal funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. This is commonly known as “15 hours” and nurseries are entitled to claim this funding for 38 weeks of the year (term times). This equates to 570 hours per year. No eligibility code is required, just proof of your child’s date of birth.

If you meet certain criteria, such as you are a family working over 16 hours per week, earning under £100,000 per annum and living in England, your child may also be entitled to Extended funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. This is often referred to as “30 hours” and over the 38 weeks of the year (term times) equates to 1140 hours.

Nursery aged child holding a piggy bank
Father and child checking their eligibilty for the new governement 15 and 30 hours funding for nurseries and preschools

How can I check if I’m eligible?

An eligibility code will be required for 30 hours funding. If you wish to apply for a code and to check your eligibility, you will need to set up a childcare account. Apply for free childcare if you’re working – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You will need your personal details (and your partner’s, if applicable), including your:

  • National Insurance number
  • Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you are self-employed.

It usually takes 20 minutes to apply. You may find out if you’re eligible straight away, but it can take up to 7 days.

You will then need to provide your Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery with your 11-digit eligibility code, NI number and child’s DOB in order for them to be able to claim the Extended funding for your child.

For more details on the Extended funding please visit Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

Father and child checking their eligibilty for the new governement 15 and 30 hours funding for nurseries and preschools
Nursery practitioner working with early years aged children at a Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery and Preschool

Using 15 and 30 hours funding at Monkey Puzzle

There are rules around how 15-hours and 30-hours funding can be applied, so you can expect to pay for any additional hours that your child attends the nursery, as well as for meals, drinks, nappies, trips, and any other consumables.

At Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, we know that term time only hours do not meet the working needs of all parents, therefore we stretch the funding over the 51 weeks of the year that we are open. We also hope that this helps with managing family life and budgeting, enabling you pay to the same amount every month for nursery fees.

Please note, each nursery may not offer funding in the same way, please speak to your Nursery Management Team for more information on funding that is specific to your child’s nursery.  

Nursery practitioner working with early years aged children at a Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery and Preschool

Important dates for 15 hours and 30 hours funding

From April 2024 Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a 2 year old.
From Sept 2024 Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months.
From Sept 2025 Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.
  • From April 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a 2 year old.
  • From September 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months.
  • From September 2025, up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.

Details are still being finalised by the Government and local authorities. You can apply for your code at Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK