Nursery Fees

Childcare Nursery in Portsmouth



These fee's apply to The John Pounds Centre, The Mountbatten Centre & Our Goldsmith Avenue Branch

Under 2 year olds Nursery fees:

Half Day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) = £30

Full Day (7.30-6pm) = £49

Full time saver rate = £205

Staffing/child ratio for under 2 year olds- 1:3

2 - 5 year olds Nursery fees:

Half Day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) = £29

Full Day (7.30-6pm) = £47

Full time saver rate= Monday - Friday 7.30-6pm = £200

Full time for 15 hours funded children during the term time = £170

Full time for 30 hours funded children during the term time = £123


2-3 year olds: Staffing/child ratio 1:4

3+ year olds: Staffing/child ratio 1:8

Government funding is available to all children the term after their 3rd birthday!

We have 4 amazing ways of allowing
you to make the most of your 30 hours for 38 weeks government funding to help
towards childcare costs.

ALL fees are inclusive of nursery wipes/nappies/sun cream & snacks. (meals to be provided from home) *we are looking to offer hot meals for an addtional charge very soon* 

Option 1    Funded sessions

You can use all your 30 hours each
week for the 38 weeks during term time with no additional costs for snacks etc or
top up fees

Option 2      Full Time

Spread your funding across Top Tots
school year (Sept-July)
from 7:30-18:00 Monday to Friday for as little as
£113 per week with no additional costs for snacks etc or top up fees

Option 3     Stretched Offer

25 hours per week
from September until the end of July, including half terms. With no monthly

To find out if your child is eligible please visit:

For Families living in Portsmouth with 2 year old children you may be entitled to 15hours funding! Please check the link below:

Method of payments accepted at nursery are

Direct debit/bank transfer/childcare vouchers/university/college grants/tax free childcare  

Funding options - please see out tailor made packages to suit your needs.


A deposit is required to secure a place at nursery. Should your child not start at nursery this deposit is non-refundable.

Payments can be made weekly/monthly according to your agreed payment plan at the point of registration. 

Fees in advance are not required, however invoices must be paid on/by the last working day of each month, to avoid a late payment charge.

Failure to meet agreed payment plans with no prior notice may result in suspending the nursery place.  

Funded only children will not need to pay a deposit. Top up fees for funded only children do not apply. For additional hours on top of funding will be charged accordingly and parents/carers are fully liable for these costs.


Fees will be charged for all bank holidays and child absences such as holidays and illnesses. 

If you wish to withdraw your child from nursery you must provide the management team with 4 weeks written notice to terminate your contract.

If you wish to reduce your child's sessions you must give 2 weeks written notice. Management will notify you of the available part time sessions during this period.

For any children collected after their session time a late payment fee may apply. The nursery trading hours are between 7.30am - 6pm, all children need to be collected no later than 6pm. 


Nursery uniform is avaliable and delivered direct to your front door by visiting: