Fees & Hours

Nursery Fees and Funding
Please see our Fee table or contact us for more information on our very competitive fee rates here at Heron House.

Nursery Fees Include:
Quality Early Learning and Childcare
Qualified Experienced staff
Freshly made, healthy snacks
Celebration of festivals throughout the year
Regular outings in the local area
Graduation Ceremony when pre-school children transition to Primary School
Access to a wide range of resources, equipment and outdoor learning
Additional classes in CHIME Music and Movement, Yoga, Gardening, Gym & more …
Solid local partnerships

Heron House Early Years Academic Year 2016/2017
We are in partnership with Stirling Council and are able to provide places to eligible children 2-5 years.

600 hours of Council Partnership funding is payable over 3 terms directly to parents, by cheque.

Applications for funding are reviewed by the council each term and it is not guaranteed that you will automatically receive this funding each term if circumstances change.

Funding will be honoured for existing children registered at nursery in the March prior to their eligible academic pre-school year.

Funding for children starting after this will be assessed on an individual basis when applying for a place.

The value is dependent on the actual session attended by your child. We can only pay you the amount received on your behalf from the council.

The funding amount will be confirmed by Stirling Council as at March 2016 and values may be subject to change. Any alteration will be communicated to you as soon as we hear from the council.

Depending on your child’s date of birth, you will be eligible to different levels of funding from set points in the academic year.

Please ensure any changes to your child’s sessions during the academic year are communicated to the nursery management immediately, with the required four weeks notice, who will arrange for a revised calculation of your funding entitlement based on your new circumstances.

Nursery Fees for all nursery ages and Out Of School Care Facility

Nursery  Sessions


Full Week


Full Day


Half Day


OSC Sessions


Term-time OSC AM


Term-time OSC PM


Holiday OSC Half Day


Holiday OSC Full Day


Sibling discount for full time places

Term time place available for 2-5 year olds

2-5 year old funded places available

Terms & Conditions apply

Child Care Vouchers allow you to pay nursery fees tax free from your salary. This is a salary sacrifice system of up to £55 per week per parent. The money comes directly off your salary before deductions, giving you savings on tax and national insurance contributions.

You will then receive a voucher or e-voucher that is given to the nursery and is deducted from your bill. A number of childcare voucher providers offer this service to companies, and many now have online systems. Please ask your employer if this is a benefit they offer. We are registered with a number of voucher providers and are happy to sign with other agencies as used by your employer.

Tax Credits
If you receive tax credits the amount you are eligible for may be affected by using childcare vouchers.

Many families do not take advantage of the financial help that is available to them for the cost of childcare. Families on middle, as well as low incomes may be entitled to financial support such as Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit.

This extra help – called “the Childcare element of working tax credits” – is available to individuals on lower incomes to help with the cost of childcare. The amount received is dependent on your circumstances and income, but could cover up to 70% of your childcare costs here at Heron House.

To be eligible, lone parents must work 16 hours or more per week, for couples, both partners must be working 16 hours or more, or one partner must work 16 hours or more per week if the other is unable to work for specific reasons.

To find out more, and see if you are eligible for assistance, visit the HMRC’s Help with Childcare Costs section of their website or call the Tax Credit helpline on 0845-300-3900.

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