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The Owl & Pussycat Nursery, 1 Montgomery Lane, Harbourside, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8PS



Nursery Fees

Our fees are currently:

  • Half Day £24
  • Full Day £38

We can provide free pre school places (North Ayrshire Council). We can offer up to five two and a half hour sessions per week during term time, for which you do not have to pay. It can also be incorporated into reduction in fees for children who attend more than two and a half hours a day. Children are entitled to this funding from the beginning of the term following their third birthday.

You may be able to claim help towards childcare fees, the following schemes may apply to you, depending on your circumstances.

  • Working for Families is an initiative funded by the Scottish Executive. It aims to support and assist parents who want to return to work, training or further education, but are prevented from doing so because of childcare problems. Tel: 01294 225 169
  • Childcare Vouchers - Care 4, Accor and Busy Bees and other recognised vouchers are accepted, which may be provided by your company.

Please note the following points:

  • £30 registration fee (non refundable) is required when registering your child.
  • You pay for 50 weeks of the year averaged out over 12 months (including public holidays / sickness / absenteeism).
  • Fees are payable in ADVANCE preferably by Standing Order, on or before first day of each month.  Please ensure the payment has cleared by the 1st day of the month. A late payment fee of £15 will be applied to all payments received after the 7th of each month. Please write your child’s name in the reference column of your Standing Order form.
  • If paying fees by cheque - please ensure your child’s name and the period you are paying for is mentioned on the reverse of the cheque as a reference. Returned cheques will incur a £25 charge.
  • Four week notice in writing or four weeks fees in lieu of notice is required when the child will be changing days or leaving nursery.
  • Fees cannot be refunded for absence whatever the circumstances.
  • A minimum attendance of 2 days per week based on a half day or a full day is required.
  • Nursery Hours are from 8 am to 6 pm. If a child is being dropped before 8 am you need to make prior arrangements. If a child is collected after 6 pm there will be a charge of £10 for the first 15 minutes that you are late and then £5 for every 5 minutes after that.
  • Fees are subject to annual revision in August every year but may also be revised at other times by giving prior intimation.