Monthly Childcare Fees

Having accepted a place and agreed on the days your child will attend Early Years, payments are made monthly. We cannot make deductions in fees for a child's absence based on illness or holidays. 

The below fees come into effect from 1st August 2024:

 Fees August 2024-July 2025

Discounted rate for IC non-salaried Students per month

IC Staff/IC Salaried Students Per month

Full-time care - 5 days a week £1,081.07 £1,589.80
Part-time care - 3 days a week   £693.00 £1,005.45
Part-time care - 2 days a week   £462.00 £670.30
Fees are subject to annual increases.
Early Years fees

Universal 15 Free Hours Scheme

The Imperial EYEC is signed up to the government 15 free hours scheme, this means that all 3- and 4-year olds children are entitled to the free universal 15 free hours. The grant is paid termly however we stretch this offer across 12 months.

 The table below shows when a child becomes eligible:

 See the table below for guidance:

Children born in the period

Become eligible for funding at the start of term beginning or following

School term

1 January - 31 March

1 April


1 April - 31 August

1 September


1 September - 31 December

1 January


We will contact the parents near the time when their child is eligible for 15 hours and ask the parents to complete the parent declaration form. We will apply the 15 free hours funding on behalf of the parents.

Please note that from September 2024, the working parent funding codes for the 15 and 30 free hours schemes will be accepted.

Registration Fees

A registration fee applies for when making an application for a place at Early Years. All registration fees are non-refundable, even if you decide not to accept a place offered to your child. 

Applicant type Fee
Imperial students £50 
Imperial (current) staff with a sibling attending Early Years £50 
Imperial staff (first-time applicants) £150 
Registration fees


A deposit equivalent to a month's fees per child (pro-rate of the full-time fee for part-time places) will be payable on accepting a place for your child. This deposit must be paid at least one month before the child is due to start at Early Years and is non-refundable if you subsequently change your mind about taking the place. Once your child has started at Early Years, the deposit will be refunded if full written notice is given two month before the child's leaving date and all nursery fees are paid in full.