Hickory Dickorys Day Nursery - FEES, SERVICES AND NEWS
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Opening Times

Opening TimesMonday - Friday 8.15am to 6.00pm 51 weeks a year,
All absences will be charged at the normal rate.
The Nursery will close on bank holidays &
one week at Christmas, no fees apply.

The Nursery closes on Friday 21st December 2018
re-opens Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Please request our full prospectus for further details.


Here are just some of the facilities we offer:-
  • Fully Inclusive Care
  • Price Reduction for a Second Child (10%).
  • Visits to help your child settle in (when secured with a non-refundable registration fee of £50.00).
  • 'Shared reading Scheme' for parents and children (3-5 years).
  • A Daily Diary for Children Aged 0-2 years or longer if requested.
  • Cross Communication Diary when Children attend other settings
  • A Nursery School Leavers Party and Graduation Certificate.
  • Enthusiastic and Caring, Qualified Members of Staff.
  • Excellent Partnership with Parents.
  • Regular Park Walks.
  • Freshly Cooked Balanced, nutritional Meals with consideration given to religious, cultural and dietary request
  • 5* Food Hygiene Certificate (2011 - 2018)
  • All of our Children's Health is important to us so we work to the HPA (Health Protection Agency) guidance on infection control in childcare settings click here to view the HPA document
  • Open days and parents evenings.
  • Birthday Party/Christmas Party.
  • Holiday Allowance off 1 weeks care is given (percentage depends on sessions attended).
  • Christmas Production.

Fees & Registration

A £50.00 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure a place
(secured for up to 3 months 2-5 yrs up to 10 months 0-2 yrs).
Holiday Allowance is given dependent on sessions attended (see full Prospectus).
Government Nursery Funding Free for 2 - 4 year olds is available, please ask for further details.
Hickory Dickorys accepts Workplace Vouchers from All Companies.

Under 2 years Fully Inclusive Care
  8:15 am - 1:00 pm     £30.00 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm     £30.00
8.15 am to 6.00 pm    £53.00
Full Week     £245.00
2 - 3 years Fully Inclusive Care
  8:15 am - 1:00 pm     £29.00 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm     £29.00

8.15 am to 6.00 pm    £50.00

2 year old funded session times are: 8.15am to1.15pm 1.00pm to 6.00pm conditions apply, meals are additional, nappies must be provided during funded sessions, snacks are complimentary.

Full Week     £235.00

Nursery School Fees 3-5 years (per hour)

3 - 5 years Nappies not included
  8:15 am - 1:15 pm     £5.90 per hour 1:15 pm - 6.00 pm     £5.90 per hour
8.15 am to 6.00 pm    £5.50 per hour   Full Day Rate
8.15 am to 6.00 pm   Monday to Friday   Full Time Rate     £5.00 per hour

Any additional hours are through prior arrangement only and charged at £5.75 per hour.
(all meals, drinks and snacks are included for all of the above except during funded hours, meals are additional, all snacks are complimentary)

Breakfast is available between 8:15 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. @ £3.00 (additional charge).

All fees must be paid every 4/5 weeks in advance by cash or BACS payments. A payment request is issued as a reminder one week before the fees are due. All Child Care voucher payments are accepted.

We require 4 weeks notice if you wish to change or cancel nursery sessions, a fee may be incurred, if this is not received.


  • Hickory Dickorys Ofsted Outstanding - Inspection Report June 2010.
  • In Gloucestershire there are 410 Day Nurseries in our category 'Childcare non-domestic' in 2010 - 11, only 3.1% of them were rated 'OUTSTANDING' that's only 12 settings. (Ofsted 2010)
  • Our Garden has now been redesigned which features a Teepee/Discovery Centre - 2013.
  • Hickory Dickorys celebrates it's 15th year in Business - 2014.
  • Hickory Dickorys Ofsted Outstanding again - Inspection Report June 2014.
  • Our Garden now has a all weather surface - 2015.
  • Dedicated room/Dance Suite for physical development - 2015.
  • Our Garden has a new Teepee/Discovery Centre - 2017.
  • Hickory Dickorys started a continual internal and external investment - 2017.

Here is a selection of 'Thank You' cards from our parent's/visitors :-

To all my wonderful teachers at Hickory Dickorys,

"Thank you * very much *" for looking after me.

love... Mia.

To everyone at Hickory Dickorys,

"Thank you... Very Much! for looking after me for the last 4 years. I have loved my Nursery days!"


Dear Sharon/Trudy,

"Just a note to thank you very much to everyone in the Babysuite for their care and attention in getting our little boy ready to attend nursery. It is lovely to know how happy and well looked after he will be."

thank you... S & B H

To all the Staff at Hickory Dickory's Nursery,

"Thank you so much for making Sofia's time at Nursery so amazing.

From your calm, professional care when she had to go to hospital, to your love and warmth you have all shown her every day, you have been wonderful.

Sofia has become so confident and sociable, helped by her experiences with you and I have no concerns about her transition to school and the skills you have given her.

We will all miss you!"

lots of love... E, T & Sofia

Dear Everyone at Hickory Dickorys,

"On Sophia's last day I can't help but think about the first - we were so nervous to be dropping off our beloved daughter at some Nursery we picked out online from an ocean away. How silly those nerves were! You have all been the most qualified, caring, kind, attentive - all together amazing-group of women! Here Sophia has found a second home and we are heartbroken to be taking her away. We will send our contact info once were settled. Those of who wish to do so, please keep in touch!

Our best wishes to each and everyone of you!"

with love and gratitude... Jacqueline, Adrian and Sophia C.

Dear Sharon/Trudy,

"Thank you all so much for being so welcoming to us on placement.

We have both enjoyed it so much and look forward to returning in April 2016.

Thank you again."

A and A - University of Gloucestershire


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