Fees and Funding

Fees

The fees for individual nurseries are listed on the Nursery Information and Application pages (Click on individual nursery tab) 

For an overview of approximate nursery fees (per annum) please see table below.

 

 University Childcare Provision Full time
£ p.a.
Full time
£ p.a.
     

University Place at University Nursery

(Bradmore Road,Mansion House, Jack Straws Lane and Woodstock Road)

4mths-5 yrs

£10,587



 
University Place at KidsUnlimited Private Nursery 

(Milton Park, Harwell and Oxford Business Park)

(Waterways)

(Approximate figure given, please check with provider for exact costing)

4mths-5 yrs

£12,395

 

University Place at Childbase Nursery

(Sandfield and Julia Durbin)

(Approximate figure given, please check with provider for exact costing)



0-2 years

£15,033

 

2+

Between

£14,167-£14,524

 

University Place at Co-operative Childcare Nursery

(Oxford Station and JR Hospital)

(Approximate figure given, please check with provider for exact costing)

4mths-2 yrs

£12,383

 2+ yrs

£11,731

University Place at Oxford Montessori Schools  

(Figure given for day nursery provision: All day care will be more expensive)

2-3 yrs

£10,439

3+ yrs

£9,321

 

*Table updated July 2016

Please read all the notes before applying for a nursery place. If you have further queries you can e-mail childcarefinance@admin.ox.ac.uk 

Funding

For further information on funding please contact the Student Fees and Funding Team, Examination Schools, Oxford, OX1 4BG. Email: student.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk


Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

Who is eligible

All full time students with a Home fee status who have dependent children in registered or approved childcare, who need extra financial assistance.

The Access to Learning Fund is a University administered fund based on national guidelines to assist students who need extra financial assistance because they have higher than expected costs. Home students are advised to apply to the Access to Learning Fund for assistance with childcare provision costs. Application forms are available from your College Hardship Officer or by contacting student.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk.

If you are a part time student you may qualify if your course:

  • lasts at least one year
  • takes no more than twice as long to complete as an equivalent fulltime course
  • takes no more than four times as long to complete as an equivalent fulltime course if you are a new student starting from September 2012.

Before applying you must have taken out your full maintenance loan allowance and have been financially assessed for all government support, unless there is good reason why this is not the case. Students cannot apply to the Access to Learning Fund for help with tuition fees.


Childcare Grant

Who is eligible:

Full time UK undergraduate (and PGCE) students with dependent children in registered or approved childcare

Available through your regional funding body. The level of assistance you receive is based on your actual childcare costs, and is dependent on your income and that of your dependants. You should apply for the Childcare Grant when you apply to your regional funding body for financial support. You will be sent the appropriate forms, and asked to confirm that your childcare provider is officially registered or approved.

Your child must be under the age of 15, or under the age of 17 if they have special educational needs.  You must have a student finance package, or be eligible for one.  You must be a permanent resident in England and your childcare provider must be on the Ofsted Early Years Register or General Childcare Register.  If your child is cared for at home the carer cannot be a relative and must be registered with an appropriate body.

You will need to keep receipts as evidence of the childcare costs you pay throughout the year, but the forms and guidance notes will explain this. You cannot receive this grant if you or your partner receive the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit (WTC) or the childcare element of Universal Credit from the Inland Revenue.


Parents Learning Allowance (PLA)

Who is eligible:

Students from England, with dependant children, taking a fulltime undergraduate course or an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course.  You do not need to be paying for childcare to qualify.

Available through your regional funding body in the same way as the Childcare Grant.


Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Who is eligible:

You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you are responsible for if they are under 16 years of age or under 20 years of age and in approved education or training.  You do not need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit and it will not affect your Child Benefit.  You cannot claim tax credits and Universal Credit at the same time.

You can check how much you could receive by using the tax credit calculator, and make a claim online, at www.gov.uk/child-tax-credit .

Please note that most visa holders are not permitted to claim Tax Credits as these are classed as Public Funds. If you hold a student visa or a visa for your employment with the University you should contact Student Immigration (https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/visa) or the Staff Immigration Team (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/permits), respectively, for advice.


Working Tax Credit (WTC)

Who is eligible:

You could get Working Tax Credit (WTC) if: you are aged from 16 to 24 and have a child or a qualifying disability, or you are 25 or over with or without children.  You must: work a certain number of hours a week; get paid for the work you do (or expect to); have an income below a certain level.  The basic amount of Working Tax Credit is up to £1,960 a year.  You could get more or less depending on your circumstances and income.  You cannot claim tax credits and Universal Credit at the same time.

You do not have to claim the childcare element of the WTC, full time students have a choice between receiving either the WTC childcare element or the Childcare Grant. Full time students cannot claim both.

WTC is paid to working people on a low income. To qualify for the childcare element of the WTC a lone parent must work at least sixteen hours per week and couples must work at least 24 hours between them (with one person working at least 16 hours). 

To find out more, go to www.gov.uk/working-tax-credit .