Our Fees

Having fun at Applepips Day Nursery Rustington

The nursery offers a wide choice of childcare options to fit around the needs of busy parents.  Parents can choose from a combination of Full Day, School Day, Morning or Afternoon and you can book for full year (48 weeks) or term time only.  We also offer a limited number of shift pattern spaces to meet the needs of parents who need a little more flexibility.

All fees are due to be paid a month in advance. Once a child has been booked into the nursery fees will be due on the 1st of every month.  This payment needs to be made by balance transfer or childcare vouchers. Depending on how each parent chooses to make their payments they need to make sure the balance is cleared by the 1st of each month.  A one-off £60 registration fee is charged to confirm your child’s place and cover administration costs. For funded only places a £20 holding fee is required to secure the place, this is returned upon uptake of a nursery place.


6 months to 3 year olds:

Full Morning08:00 – 13:0029.20
Full Afternoon13:00 – 18:0028.65
School Day08:00 – 16:0047.00
Full Day08:00 – 18:0052.45

3 to 5 year olds:

Full Morning08:00 – 13:0026.50
Full Afternoon13:00 – 18:0025.95
School Day08:00 – 16:0041.00
Full Day08:00 – 18:0047.00

All Meals and nappies are included within full sessional prices.  Meals can be an additional extra for children in receipt of 2, 3 and 4 year free entitlement funding.

Two Year Funding

Two year funding – we offer places for children in receipt of two year funding.  This is awarded from West Sussex County Council depending on eligibility.  If Eligible you will receive 570 hours to use either term time only or across the full year (48 weeks).  Funding can be used term time only at 15 hours per week or 11.5 hours.  If you would like to use the stretched option over 48 weeks.

Additional hours can be booked outside of your funded hours, however these are chargeable at the current sessional rate.

3 and 4 Year Funding

Currently all children are able to receive 570 hours funding per year starting the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Hours are available to use either term time only at 15 hours per week or the stretched option of 11.5 hours over 48 weeks per year.

Depending on eligibility your child maybe in receipt the extended 15 hours funding, (this is only available to eligible 3 and 4 year olds.) This is used in the same way as the universal funding however you will receive 30 hours funding term time or 23 hours over 48 weeks.

The number of hours used is deducted from your invoice, any hours booked outside of the funding are charged at the current sessional rate. Funded hours do not include our meals however these can be added as an additional extra should you choose.

Further information on the funding is available at Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

Tax Free Childcare

We accept payment via tax free childcare. Tax free childcare is a government initiative to support working parents with the cost of childcare. By setting up a tax free childcare account could save you up to 20% off your childcare fees. For further information can be found by visiting the childcare choices website CLICK HERE

Childcare Vouchers

We accept payment via childcare vouchers and currently registered with several schemes, should you wish to use your childcare vouchers please let us know to make sure we can get registered before you start with us.


A 5% discount is offered for children who take up full time places. In addition, the nursery offers a reduced fee if your second child and subsequent children are also enrolled with us.

If both children attend 2 days (4 sessions) with us you will receive a 5% discount. If both children attend more than 4 sessions a week a 10% discount is applied.

The sibling discount is applied to the oldest child’s fees and will be clearly shown on all invoices. Discounts are only applied to permanent sessions booked, and only applies to care hours.