Little Engineers Nursery

Little Engineers Nursery

Admission for a Nursery Place

Little Engineers Nursery is committed to providing your child with the highest childcare and learning.

Little Engineers Nursery is open for 48 weeks per year. We are closed for bank holidays, 1 week at Easter, 2 weeks during Christmas, and for Staff Training Days. You are not charged for these periods, and is already calculated in the fees.

We are open Monday to Friday 8am – 5.45pm.

Full Day: 8am-5.45pm

Half Days: 8am-1pm; 12.45pm-5:45pm

Little Engineers Nursery South Tottenham caters to children from 6 months- 36 months, and Tottenham Hale caters to children from 12 months - 36 months.

We offer Open Evenings throughout the year which we advertise regularly. 

If you would like to contact the Nursery prior to completing an application form please contact the Nursery Administrator on 0203 475 5316 or 

We are able to offer a total of 32 admissions for the morning, afternoon, and full time. 

We have different intakes throughout the year, where we advertise on our website and on our social media. Contact us now to enquire about your child.


How to Apply


If you would like to apply for a place at our nursery or add your child's name to the waiting list, please click on the orange  "Apply Now" button below. This will help us deal with your application more quickly as it will give us vital information about your child and your requirements. Please note that we will not ask you to pay any fees on completion of this application form, this will only happen once we are able to make you a provisional offer of a place for your child.  Further on in the process we will ask for some additional documents when you apply. 

We ask that you choose a minimum of 2 consecutive days of attendance per week. 

There is a registration fee of £50 that will need to be paid the same day you hand in your application form. An invoice will be sent to you via email with our bank details. On accepting a place, this fee will go towards your child’s settling-in sessions. This fee is non-refundable and does not secure a place for your child.

If there is a space available and you would like to secure a place for your child, you will be asked to pay a £100 deposit additionally. The £100 deposit is refundable once 1 month's notice is given that your child is leaving the Nursery and will be deducted from your last invoice. Upon receipt of payment, we will confirm your sessions are secure, and arrange Induction and settling in sessions.  1 month of nursery fees is required in advance. Your offer letter will have a due date when this will need to be paid. 

If you are eligible for funding, you do not need to pay these fees. You will need to show proof of Funding for your 2-year-old in the form of a letter from Haringey or your council.

Waiting List



There will be times where we may not be able to offer a place due to limited availability. In these circumstances, we maintain a waiting list, and when a place is available our staff will contact the parents of the next child on the list. This does not guarantee that you will be able to receive your requested days or times. You will be given 72 hours to decide whether you would like to accept the place, or it will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

We regularly review our occupancy, and availability is assessed taking in any leavers or room moves. If your child does not receive a place to start at the requested time, they will remain on the waiting list until a place becomes available. We will aim to give you an update on your position after each review.

Allocation of Places

Places are offered on the basis of the following order of priority:

  1. A child who is currently at the Nursery wishing to increase their sessions.
  2. A child with a sibling already at the nursery
  3. The date of waiting list registration


15 hours funding 



Funding for 2-Year Olds

If you are receiving government support or are on a low income, your child may be eligible for 15 hours of funding. To find out if you are eligible, please visit Haringey Free for 2s Eligibility Check or your local council website.

If you are eligible they will send confirmation via email. Please forward the email to the Little Engineers Nursery office when you are applying for a place. Your funding will begin the term after your child’s 2nd birthday.

We will require a minimum of 20 hours per week so you will need to top up and pay for 5 hours. You can split your hours for either four consecutive half days or two consecutive full days depending on availability. Please also note that we will be charging you £3 per session for meals for all funded children.

Please note that funding does not cover half term or school holidays. If you would like your child to attend their usual attendance during that time, normal fee rates apply. Please see the Haringey Term Dates.

As you will be topping up, please note that during half-term and school holidays, we will still be charging you the top-up prices. This is to reserve your child's place. Your child can still attend for those top-up hours. Please contact the office.


Funding for 3-Year Olds (not available at the Nursery)

The term after your child turns 3 years old, they will be eligible for 15 hours of funding from the government.

Working parents of 3-year-olds may be eligible to Extended Free Early Education and Childcare, which is an extra 15 hours per week. In order to be eligible, both parents must be working and meet the eligibility criteria.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the HM Revenue website.  

If your child is born between:

Your child’s funding will commence:

1 September to 31 December

1 January (Spring term)

1 January to 31 March

1 April (Summer term)

1 April to 31 August

1 September (Autumn term)



When will my 3-year-old have to leave the Nursery?




Your 3-year-old can stay with us until the ending of the term after their 3rd birthday. For example, if your child's birthday is 15th October 2016, they can stay with us until Thursday 19th December 2019. Please click here to see our leaving table.

We run a Holiday club during school half-term holidays and the summer holiday, so if you need your child to still attend after they have left the Nursery, please contact the office to book your child in.


Fees and Charges

6 months - 1 year olds: £77.25 per standard day/ £38.63 half day

2 – 3 year olds: £66.95 per standard day/ £33.48 half day

The minimum attendance is 20 hours per week (From April 2021 this will include those who are entitled to government funding).

Attendance Plans (Fees per month) 

Please see below the monthly fees based on the attendance of your child:

Attendance 6 months - 1 Year Old 2-3 Year Old
2 days a week £618 £535.60
3 days a week £927 £803.40
4 days a week £1,236 £1,071.20
5 days a week £1,545 £1,339

 Additional sessions (Ad-hoc)

Any places outside the standard plans are offered at the setting manager's sole discretion.

Hourly Rate: £10 per hour

1 year olds: £82.40 per standard day/ £41.20 half day

2 – 3 year olds: £72.10 per standard day/ £36.05 half day

Fee increases are applied in April and calculated on the previous year's running costs. 


Late Collection Fee: £10 charge after 5 minutes then £1 per minute.

Late Payment: £25 charge. After 5 days an additional £6 daily charge.


Fees are due in advance on the 1st of each month. We issue monthly invoices mid-month for the following month.

You will still be charged if your child is unwell or if you go on holiday. We do not allow swapping of days.

A deduction of fees will be given the following calendar month after your child turns 2 years old.

Fees are calculated by the weekly fee multiplied by 48 weeks and divided into 12 monthly payments. Please note that the dates when the Nursery is closed has already been included in the calculations.

Canceling a confirmed place (prior to starting or during the settling in sessions)

If you change your mind before starting the Nursery or during the settling in sessions, the money paid will not be refunded.

Multiple Births Families

We are pleased to be able to offer a 20% discount for families with multiple births attending Little Engineers. You will pay for the full fee for your first child and then a 20% discount for all other children within multiple births.

Paying with Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare

We also accept Childcare Vouchers. Parents are currently paying with:

Once you make a payment with your childcare voucher provider, they will notify us where we will amend your account.

If we are not registered with your provider, we will do so. We are also registered with the Government Scheme for Tax-Free Childcare.

Childcare Grant Payment Service

If you are studying full-time higher education, you may be eligible for help with childcare costs, through the childcare grant payment service. To see if you are eligible please visit the Childcare Grant Payment service website. 

Help with Childcare Costs

To find out if you are eligible for help with childcare costs please visit Childcare Choices.

Childcare Terms and Conditions

For full details of our terms of condition please read our Childcare Terms and Conditions.

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