Little Pirates Nursery and Neptune Nursery

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – school closures

Go to GOV.UK: opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June – guidance for parents and carers. Check the website of your child's primary school, secondary school or special school for specific information and advice.

Government guidance to help parents continue their children's education includes:

Go to GOV.UK: online resources for home education for websites to help children learn at home. BBC Bitesize offers daily lessons.

Go to GOV.UK: GCSEs, AS and A level awarding for information on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

Department for Education (DfE) coronavirus helpline

: 0800 046 8687

: dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

For early years up to universities, plus parents – open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Fees

Little Pirates and Neptune both provide funded nursery places, dependent on certain benefits, and private places.

Fees are paid direct to Thurrock Council – we do not accept any payment at the nurseries.

You will be sent an invoice each month. Childcare vouchers are paid electronically. You can make non-voucher payments online as a 'Sundry Debtors' payment:

Pay online

Fees must be paid on time, including for all absences. The same fixed rate applies to all rooms.

Fees for 3 to 5 year-olds

Care Fee
Full day care, 8am to 6pm – weekly £288.40
Full day care, 8am to 6pm – daily £63.90
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – weekly £146.80
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – daily £29.35
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – weekly £146.80
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – daily £29.35

Fees for 2 and 3 year-olds

Care Fee
Full day care, 8am to 6pm – weekly £288
Full day care, 8am to 6pm – daily £56.65
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – weekly £149.30
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – daily £31
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – weekly £149.30
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – daily £31

Fees for babies

Care Fee
Full day care, 8am to 6:15pm – weekly £310
Full day care, 8am to 6pm – daily £67
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – weekly £167.40
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 8am to 1pm – daily £33.50
Half day care including breakfast and lunch, 9am to 1pm – daily £28.90
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – weekly £167.40
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 6pm – daily £33.50
Half day care including tea, 1pm to 5pm – daily £28.90

Other fees

Care Fee
Additional hourly rate for 3 to 5 year-olds between 9am and 4pm £5.90
Additional hourly rate for 2 year-olds between 9am and 4pm £6.20
Additional hourly rate for 0 to 2 year-olds between 9am and 4pm £6.70
Additional charges, free entitlement places – daily £3.35 for lunch

Failure to pay fees will result in you losing your child's place.

If fees remain unpaid, we will take action that could lead to court proceedings.