Standard rates:

  • 0 – 2 years £6.25 per hour
  • 2 – 3 years £6.20 per hour
  • 3 years plus £6.15 per hour

We offer a 10% discount for the oldest child, where there are two or more children attending from the same family until either child starts claiming statutory Early Years Education funding. Nursery meals are charged separately.

College staff and self-paying students:

  • 0 – 2 years: £6.15 per hour
  • 2 years – 3 years: £6.10 per hour
  • 3 years plus: £6.05 per hour

We are not able to offer a fee reduction for college staff or students with children over 3 years old.


Due to the high demand for places, we now operate a strict minimum requirement of a 4-hour session in the morning and afternoon for all sections of the Nursery. Please see our Baby Unit and Nursery Sessions Policy and Early Years Education and Funding Policy, as well as our Nursery Hours Guidance. These documents can be found in our brochure. If you require more specific information, please contact us.

Childcare vouchers

We participate in a variety of childcare voucher schemes. Please speak to the Nursery Manager about paying nursery fees using a voucher scheme.

Sickness and absence

Due to strict staffing ratios, full fees will apply if your child is sent home due to sickness or is absent for any reason, even with prior notification. Individual circumstances may be reviewed at the manager’s discretion in the event of long-term sickness and/or hospitalisation if in excess of 4 weeks.


No charge will be made for Bank Holidays or any time the Nursery is closed. Children attending all year round will be entitled to two weeks’ half fees (at their normal hours) for holiday, with at least one full week’s notice. All holiday periods run from August to July in line with our financial year.

If you are claiming Early Years Education funding over 38 weeks, your holiday entitlement will only be given to holidays taken during the school holiday period. If you are claiming Early Years Education funding through the stretched offer over 50 weeks, you will not be able to access any half-fee entitlement. Holiday entitlement does not apply to term-time only children.

Brockenhurst College staff and self-paying students will be entitled to up to seven weeks of half fees, with at least one full week’s notice. We request that all holiday entitlements are taken as full weeks (Monday to Friday).

Nursery and pre-school settling sessions

We will provide up to three settling sessions, giving you and your child a chance to get to know staff. These sessions will help your child settle into a routine. Nursery staff will discuss settling sessions with you when you book your child’s place.

Early Years Education funding

We offer the Universal Early Years Education Funding for all 3-year-olds from the term after their third birthday, plus extended 30-hour funding for parents/carers who are eligible, as well as specific two-year funding for children who meet the criteria. Any additional hours or meals over and above the free entitlement will be charged at the normal rate. For further information please speak to the Nursery Manager.

Highwood Nursery

Brockenhurst College
Lyndhurst Road
SO42 7ZE.

Contact Details

01590 625332