Bruce Nursery
65 Osborne Pl, Aberdeen,
Telephone: 01224 646836


Age of Child

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Full Day

3 to 5 Years




Babies to 3 Years




Lunch is included in Daily and Morning Session Fees

The Over 3’s charge band is applied on the 1st of the month following your child’s third birthday.


We would always recommend that you view the nursery before making your final decision to place your child with us.  Following your visit to The Bruce Nursery the process of enrolment is as follows:  We will check our occupancy to ensure the days or sessions you require are available.  If your required sessions are available we will issue you with the Enrolment form, Consent Form and all About Me Form for you to complete with your child’s personal information. 

If your required days or sessions are unavailable you can elect to place your child on our Waiting List.  Our Waiting List operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis however priority is given to children who currently have siblings attending The Bruce Nursery.

A deposit of £150 (full time) or £75 (part time) is required to reserve a place at The Bruce Nursery.  This amount will be deducted from your first month’s invoice.

Upon receipt of the above forms and deposit, we will confirm your nursery place with you, in writing.

You will be invoiced monthly in advance. Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit and/or Employers Childcare Vouchers, however we do also accept payment by cheque.

Childcare Tax Credits

You may be able to apply for Tax Credits to help with your childcare costs.  To find out if you are eligible contact:

Employers Childcare Vouchers

The Bruce Nursery also accepts childcare vouchers which may be available from your employer towards the cost of your nursery fees. The vouchers are a financial benefit as they are exempt from tax and national insurance payments, therefore the tax and national insurance amount is calculated after the voucher amount has been deducted from your salary. From April 2007 the maximum amount you can receive in vouchers is £55 per week or £243 per month. If your employer is not already aware of the childcare vouchers scheme, you and your employer can find more information about childcare vouchers from:

The Bruce Nursery accepts all employers childcare vouchers

Pre-school Funding

Funding is available towards your child’s pre-school education from Aberdeen City Council.  The funding is available to all children after their 3rd birthday and is not means tested.   Your child will become eligible for this funding from the school term following their third birthday in August, January or April. The pre-school funding is approx. £2,212 per year if your child attends nursery for 16 hours per week.  If your child attends less than 16 hours per week, this amount will be calculated proportionately. Your child may attend nursery more than 16 hours per week, however you can only register for pre-school funding for a maximum of 16 hours per week.  

Should you require any further information or if you wish to register for pre-school funding please feel welcome to discuss this with the Nursery Manager.

Emergency Places

Should you require extra days/sessions for your child at short notice, perhaps due to illness, bereavement or work commitments, we will make every effort to accommodate your request if there is an available place in your child’s age group.  These emergency sessions are charged at the normal nursery rate.