Fees and entitlements

kidsunlimited offers flexible ways to pay nursery fees, accepts childcare vouchers and is registered to offer Free Entitlement Funding.

Fee payment

All childcare fees are payable in advance on the first day of each calendar month.

Accepted methods of payment include online payments, Direct Debit, Standing Order, Childcare Vouchers or Salary Sacrifice (for workplace nurseries).

Make individual payments online
Download Direct Debit form
Download our standing order form

Childcare vouchers

You can use childcare vouchers to pay towards your fees. We accept childcare vouchers from all recognised voucher providers if paid electronically. Please ask your employer about which childcare voucher scheme they use. If they do not have a scheme in place please visit our vouchers information site to find out more about the kidsunlimited Childcare Vouchers scheme or call us on 0845 365 2999.

Any balance due after the voucher payment has been made should be paid by Direct Debit.

Free Entitlement Funding

kidsunlimited is currently registered to offer Free Entitlement Funding (FEF) previously known as the Nursery Education Grant. A headcount of all eligible children is submitted by our central office for all kidsunlimited nurseries, on a termly basis, to the relevant Local Authorities.

The free entitlement is term time only (38 weeks) but kidsunlimited, in accordance with Government guidelines, spread the entitlement over 52 weeks and a deduction is made to the fees every month. The maximum number of hours parents can claim is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks.

When you claim FEF in your first term, please complete the Parent Declaration Form form and return it to the Nursery Manager.

Find out more about Free Entitlement Funding