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Fees and Funding

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Complete our form to show your interest in enrolling your child at one of our nurseries

Express your interest

Contact us

Phone: (+44) 114 225 2263
Email: childcare@shu.ac.uk

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

Fees and Funding

Nursery fees

We offer full day sessions for under 3s at £55 per day, and 3-5 years at £53 per day.

The cost of snacks is charged in addition to this daily rate at 75p per child per day.

A hot midday meal can be provided by our external supplier at a cost of £3.80 per child per day. Alternatively you can bring a packed lunch for your child.

Please note: full nursery fees are charged for sickness, holiday and university closures. No charge is made for staff training days.

Funding for students

There are grants available from Local Education Authorities to help students with their childcare costs and you should obtain further information from your own Local Education Authority.

Further advice about childcare funding, including schemes run by Sheffield Hallam University, can be obtained from:

Sheffield Hallam University Student Finance Centre
Hallam Union Advice Centre

Government funded hours

We receive Nursery Education Funding for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds (see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk) and encourage families to use tax-free childcare in support of fee payments.

Funded Early Learning (FEL) - 15 & 30 Hours Childcare

Available for some 2 year old children and all 3 and 4 year old children.

Three year olds become eligible from the term after their third birthday. Two year olds become eligible after their second birthday if they have received an approval letter.

Children born on or between:

  • 1 Apr–31 Aug will be eligible to claim from the Autumn term (1 Sept–31 Dec)
  • 1 Sep–31 Dec will be eligible to claim from the Spring term (1 Jan–31 Mar)
  • 1 Jan–31 Mar will be eligible to claim from the Summer term (1 Apr–31 Jul)

FEL sessions for 2 year olds can be taken between 9am and 4pm.

Extended Free Entitlement (EFE)

30 hours funding is available for working families with 3-4 year olds, and is subject to eligibility criteria detailed in our funding pack.

We offer set funded sessions of up to 6 hours per day, 3 hours from 9am to 12pm and 3 hours from 1pm to 4pm. Wrap around care is available during our remaining opening hours at a charge of £8.50 per hour.

Both FEL and EFE can be claimed over 38 week term dates as per the Sheffield Local Authority Schools Calendar. Weeks outside the 38 funded weeks will be charged at our daily rate.

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Express your interest 

Complete our form to show your interest in enrolling your child at one of our nurseries

Express your interest

Contact us

Phone: (+44) 114 225 2263
Email: childcare@shu.ac.uk

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

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