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Smartys Fees

As a registered charity we are able to offer high-quality care at competitive rates that we try to keep affordable to our parents and carers.

Smartys is registered with many childcare voucher providers and are happy to accept childcare voucher payments. Fees are required monthly in advance, calculated over 51 weeks of the year. Our fees are inclusive, except for nappies and toothbrushes

Nursery Fees Revised and Updated May 2021 (Reviewed annually)

Registration Fee (To Confirm Reservation) ~ £200.00 (£100 Refundable Deposit/£100 Booking Fee)


The Jelly Babies & The Tiny Tots

The Jelly Tots & The Jelly Beans








Fulltime (5 days)







4 Full Day's







3 Full Day's







2 Full Day's







1 Full Day








Half Day AM Sessions - 8am till 1pm


Half Day PM Sessions - 1pm till 6pm


Extra Hour/s

£12.00 (p/hr)

Early Bird AND Twilight

7.30am-8.00am AND 6.00pm-6.30pm


Early Bird OR Twilight

Either 7.30am-8.00am OR 6.00-6.30pm


Late collection (if no notice is given to the nursery)

For the period of 6pm-6:30pm After the end time of agreed booked session

£20.00 £10 for every 10 minutes of lateness

General Fee Information

  • Smartys Day Nursery fees are calculated over 51 weeks of the year and divided by 12 months for equal monthly payments. (No fees applied for closure over the Christmas period).
  • Family holiday’s or absence for illnesses is not deductible.
  • All fees are required to be paid monthly in advance and no later than the 5th of every month.
  • Late Payment Fee of £20 is applied for any fees not paid in full by the 5th of the month.
  • We are registered with many Childcare Voucher Schemes and the Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
  • Smartys Day Nursery is part of the Hertfordshire Free Early Education Scheme for 2,3,4-Year-Old Free Education Hours and 30
    Free Childcare Hours. (No registration fee is required for funded hours only places).
  • Smartys offer Sibling Discount & NHS Staff Discount