Places and prices

The nursery is open weekdays 0800-1800 apart from bank holidays and Research Council privilege days. Parents and carers are requested to arrive to pick up their children by 1745 so that staff have an opportunity to discuss your child's day with you before the nursery closes.

Allocating nursery places

The Nursery Manager is responsible for allocating nursery places. We operate on a first come first served basis, subject to the following terms and priorities:

  • the child has a sibling or siblings already in North Star Nursery
  • the client is a UKRI* or Nursery employee
  • intended start date of care required
  • the client is an immediate family relative (parent, child or sibling) of a UKRI or Nursery employee
  • quantity of sessions required (children requiring the highest number of sessions will be given priority)
  • best match to available sessions following discussions with client
  • date of initial enquiry
  • payment of a non-refundable deposit to secure a nursery place

Please contact us to book a visit and discuss your needs.
Telephone 01793 411994, email

Price list (from 01 April 2021)

External client rates**
session rate (am or pm) £30.00
daily rate £52.00
Discounted rate for older siblings***
daily rate £46.80

N.B. Fees may be subject to change according to the needs of the business.

*UKRI employees include the Research Councils, UK SBS, Innovate UK and the UK Space Agency

**UKRI employees benefit from a discounted rate to those advertised above. Please contact the Nursery for details.