Burstead Bears Day Nursery is open 52 weeks a years excluding public bank holidays and Christmas to New Year.
The Nursery is open Monday to Friday at the following times:-
Full day care hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Extended hours: 7.30am to 6.30pm
Tax Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Parents are able to receive up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of their children to help toward the cost of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).
If you are eligible to receive Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay Burstead Bears Day Nursery.
Subject to eligibility, you are able to receive Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as claiming the 15 or 30 hours Free Early Education Entitlement (as described below).

For more information on how Tax-Free Childcare operates and to check your eligibility please refer to Tax-Free Childcare – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and Get Tax-Free Childcare: step by step – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)
In September 2010, the Department for Education (DFE) introduced an entitlement to 15 hours of free nursery childcare per week for all 3 and 4 year olds in England. Subsequently, the DFE increased some working families’ entitlement (subject to criteria) to 30 hours per week.
From April 2024, working parents of two year olds will be able to access 15 hours of free childcare. From September 2024, 15 hours of free childcare will be extended to all children from the age of nine months.
Early Years funding generally starts the term after a child’s qualifying birthday.
Once parents have obtained their FEEE eligibility code from the government and passed this to Burstead Bears, we will be pleased to offer the above funding. The nursery will alleviate all the burden from our parents having to worry about making time consuming termly contact with government bodies to apply for each terms funding, or the need to complete superfluous amount of paper work, as we will advise you when your child becomes eligible for the free entitlement and provide all the necessary paperwork for you.


Fees are payable 52 weeks of the year including public bank holidays.
For up to date information on the latest nursery fees please call or email us via the Contact Us page.
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