Payments process as simple as submit, approve, reconcile

Safe & secure direct debit payments to improve your cash flow

The easy way to collect payments

Collect nursery fees from parents with no expensive card fees.

Auto reconcile payments
Simple to collect all your payments in one go, then once all payments are approved, they get auto reconciled against each child’s account.

No expensive card fees
No more stress chasing up late payments or expensive card fees.

Less Admin
Reduce your admin, auto reconcile payments and improve your cash flow with direct debits paid directly into your bank account.

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A better way to collect payments with no more expensive card fees

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Nursery Pay

Transaction Fees
1%
+ 20p

Cost per £300 invoice
£3

Cost to collect 50 invoices
£150
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Stripe

Transaction Fees
1.5%
+ 20p

Cost per £300 invoice
£4.70

Cost to collect 50 invoices
£235
PayPal

Transaction Fees
2.9%
+ 20p

Cost per £300 invoice
£9

Cost to collect 50 invoices
£450
Easy to setup direct debits with Nursery Pay

More affordable than cards

Easy to setup

Easy for parents to set up
Easy for parents to set up their direct debit mandate directly from the parent app so you can start taking payments instantly. Direct debit guaranteed to protect your parents.

Easy for you to set up
Easy setup for you to send out your mandates and be up and running in no time.

Get paid on time every time
Always get paid on time by calling for payments straight after your invoice run. Watch as they all auto reconcile onto each child’s account.

Clear payments dashboard

Payment Dashboard

Payments due & received
See your payment collections live in the payment dashboard

Payment Collection status
See the status of each payment transaction so its clear to see.

Payouts
See the date you will get paid and be informed of any payment failure.

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Nursery Owners, Managers, Parents, Staff

What nursery & preschool leaders say about us…

Early Learners Nurseries
Hayden McCann
Early Learners Nurseries

On average, the software saves me around £4,000 per month in secretarial and administrative costs across the sites – and that’s before I’ve accounted for the reduction in paper and ink cartridges.
Simon Capper
Manor Day Nurseries

We felt like we were just a small fish to the large corporate firm we were with, so we started to look around for an alternative and came upon Nursery in a Box. Our initial conversations with founders Dave and Milesh made us feel confident in moving to their system and we’ve not looked back.
Busy Little Bees Nurseries
Jackie Davis
Busy Little Bees

Across three settings, we probably had a monthly ink and paper bill of around £150 to £200 per site. With Nursery in a Box, that cost was gone overnight as everything is contained within the new software.
Little Learners Day Care
Elaine Burnett
Little Learners

I got in contact and spoke with the founder Dave Elebert, and after the initial conversation plus a trial I decided it was the way to go. We’ve not looked back. Nursery in a Box is user friendly, makes sense and most importantly I can speak to the team there.
Tynemouth Nursery Group
Rob Kilby
Tynemouth Nursery Group

Nursery in a Box ticks all the boxes for us. Everyone in the team uses it in some way and the parents do too. If I was to put a figure on it – I would say it saves us the equivalent of 2 or 3 admin salaries across the group. It lets our staff get on with what they love – caring for the children. Nursery in a Box most definitely pays for itself.
Tynemouth Nursery Group
Elaine Wright
Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill

Great company always happy to help with any question and always updating the program to make it better, our parents love the online diary’s and pictures we send daily.

Frequently asked questions

Simplifying payments – How do we do it?

  • Parent-Friendly Payments
    Our app makes fee payments a breeze for parents.
  • Quick In-App Payments
    It’s straightforward for parents to pay tuition fees and other charges.
  • Lower Fees, More Smiles
    Enjoy the perks of lower transaction fees and less hassle in chasing payments.

Nursery Pay – What’s the scoop?

  • Low Fees
    Enjoy some of the lowest transaction fees and a super simple and convenient for parents to setup.

What are the transaction fees?

Transaction fees are paid to the payment processing company, governed by BACS approval and covered by the direct debit guarantee scheme.

How much are the transaction fees?

Transaction fees are 1% + 20p per transaction, some of the lowest rates available.

Why should we choose Nursery Pay?

It’s convenient and easy to set up for parents and the nursery. Nursery pay simplifies your payment collection process with no expensive card fees.

Why choose Direct Debit v debit & credit cards?

Direct Debit is a convenient, easy-to-use, cost-effective method for collecting fees. Low transaction fees of 1% + 20p are much cheaper than other forms of payment. Debit and credit card payments are an expensive way to collect your fees from your parents, with transaction fees ranging from 1.5% to 2%. Usually, they have an admin fee, which can be as expensive as £50 per month. Click here to see a cost comparison.

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