Fees and Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Our nursery day runs from 8am through to 6pm.
Each of our nurseries are open all year, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and the 2nd January. If any of these days fall on a weekend, the holiday will roll over to the next working day.


Fee Calculation
Fees are calculated on a 52-week year basis and are paid in advance by Standing Order, Credit/Debit Card and/or Childcare Vouchers on the 1st of the month for the month ahead.

Waiting List Deposit
A £50 deposit is required in order to be placed on our waiting list. This deposit will be refunded should we not be able to offer your child a placement in your requested nursery.

Retainer Deposit
A deposit of two week's fees is requested along with your first month’s fee note. We shall retain this for the duration of your child's attendance. This deposit will be deducted from your child's final nursery payment.

Early Learning and Partnership Funding

We are in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and from the term after your child’s third birthday you are entitled to receive up to 1140 hours childcare and education, at no cost to yourself, a year, pro rata. At Early Days Nursery this is delivered using a 52-week model.

Extra Sessions
All extra sessions should be agreed in advance with a staff member from our Head Office in 10 Walker Street and paid for at the time of booking. Please note we accept credit/debit cards. Payments can also be made on our Mobile App.

Childcare Vouchers
Childcare Vouchers are a government backed scheme designed to help working parents afford quality childcare. If your employer subscribes to a scheme, you can receive childcare vouchers from them, free of tax and National Insurance contributions. We welcome Childcare Vouchers from all reputable providers at Early Days Nurseries and would be delighted to discuss this with you if you have any queries.

For more information on Partnership Grant please contact our accounts department on accounts@earlydaysnursery.org.uk


Fee Information

The following prices include:


Breakfast, lunch, tea and two snacks daily

All milk, formula milk, nappies and wipes

Other experiences and consumables


8am – 6pm at £60 per day

Number of days per week

Cost per month