Inclusive Fee Structure

We offer an inclusive fee structure in Pinocchio's Nursery, in fact we were one of the first nurseries to start doing so.  We understand that parents are busy and it makes it so much easier to know that your payment covers essentials and you don't need to worry about preparing meals and bringing nappies in.  

Our fees include all meals, formula milk, organic milk, nappies and baby care items.  

The only things we do not provide as it is not recommended by our registration body, Care Inspectorate, are- nappy cream, any medication or suntan lotion. 

Holidays and payment structure

The nursery is open for 50 weeks of the year.  We do not charge for the 10 days we are closed.  We divide the 50 week payments over 12 months to make payment amounts the same every month.


Please click on the relevant nursery to obtain our prices. 

Registration Fees

For all children attending Pinocchio's a non-refundable registration fee is payable for retention of a place.  The registration fee not only secures the nursery place but also includes a two hour settling in session at the nursery.

Full-time fee: £75.00
Part-time fee: £50.00


10% discount for full-time children or when you have two or more children attending Pinocchio's (discount will apply to eldest child's fees). A 10% discount is the maximum any child can receive.

Gilmerton & Penicuik nurseries only- 10% discount off families for parents that work for the emergency services or armed forces.

10% discount is the maximum discount any one child can receive.

Fully grant funded placements- term time only

All our nurseries offer children between 3-5 years the government Pre school grant funded 16 hours per week placements, term time. For example Wednesday 1-6pm, Thursday 1-6pm and Friday 12-6pm.

Our Midlothian nurseries offer eligible 2 year old children grant funded placements with can be up to 15 hours per week.

Fully funded placements are only offered on our afternoon sessions. 

Children age 3-5 years that are using morning sessions get the grant funding allocation deducted off there monthly bill, parents pay the balance for extra sessions. Please ask for more details from the Nursery Manager.