What is it?

Roll your buggy into a professionally staffed nursery for 0-5 year-olds in the large and light rooms on the ground floors. There’s a secure and fun garden out the back and we’re Ofsted registered. Open 08.00 to 18.00, Monday to Friday, not bank holidays.

The two floors above are for co-working and networking - enough space to have a private phone call/meeting or chat over a coffee. Bring your own laptop and use the internet, printer, scanner, fax, and private meeting rooms.

Frequently asked questions

What does it cost?

There are three different ways to use Officrèche - tailored to suit your needs and your pocket. Officrèche and Flexi-Crèche are only available to members of our website – join now for no fee!

  • – Flexible childcare with co-working onsite – from £7.73/hour [read more]
  • – Just the flexible childcare – from £7.73/hour [read more]
  • – Use us like a traditional nursery – £5/hour [read more]

When we say flexible childcare, we mean it. With our simple online booking tool you have the freedom to book as many or as few hours per week. Only want two hours on Friday morning? Just book it in on the calendar. Need a full Monday to clear your work back log? No problem. And if we’ve got the space you can even book the same day.

Officrèche

Drop your little one (or little ones) off in the nursery and head upstairs to get some work done – or a bit of networking in peace... Be totally flexible with Pay as you go or save yourself some cash with a bundle or a subscription.

What Cost Hours included Works out as (price per hour) Returnable Deposit
PAYG n/a Increments of 1hr £10 n/a
Bundle £405 45 £9 n/a
Subscription from £335/month 10/week minimum £7.73 £150

When you buy a subscription we’ll charge you for one month up front along with the deposit. We will then charge your card every month, minimum term 4 months. Extra hours are charged at the Pay as you go rate.

Flexi-Crèche

Don’t need our work space, but still want childcare on your terms? Then Flexi-Crèche is for you.

What Cost Hours included Works out as (price per hour) Returnable Deposit
PAYG n/a Increments of 1hr £8.50 n/a
Bundle £368 45 £8.18 n/a
Subscription from £335/month 10/week minimum £7.73 £150

When you buy a subscription we’ll charge you for one month up front along with the deposit. We will then charge your card every month, minimum term 4 months. Extra hours are charged at the Pay as you go rate.

Fixed-Crèche

Keep it simple - just choose which days (or half days) you want and pay up front for this nursery provision. No membership, no subscription, no fuss.

What When Costs Works out as (price per hour) Returnable Deposit
Whole Day 8am-6pm £50 £5 £150
Morning Only 8am - 1pm £25 £5 £150
Afternoon Only 1pm - 6pm £25 £5 £150

To book Fixed-Crèche sessions just use the contact us section of the website or give us a ring.

Extras

Website membership £20/adult
Meeting room hire £10/hour

How does it work?

Once you’ve become a website member you’ll have access to the My Officrèche area. This is the nerve centre for all your interaction with us. You can update your details, your child’s details, view your payment history and most importantly make your bookings.

Booking childcare and office slots is very simple with our online calendar. Just select who you want to book for and drag out the slot on the calendar. It’s that straightforward. Don’t worry about making a mistake, the calendar will tell you if you try to do something we don’t like and you can always just delete any bookings you have made in error.

To make sure everyone gets a fair crack at booking slots and that we have staff to cover all the children in the crèches we do have a weekly cycle that keeps the calendar fresh. The full schedule is here, but the most important thing for you to remember is to make all bookings for the following week before midnight on Tuesday night.

The community incentive

If you come and volunteer as a parent-carer on the nursery floor (under the eyes of the fulltime staff), you can bank childcare/co-working hours for yourself and your child at a later date. Every parent-carer member must have a Criminal Records Bureau check and go through an induction course – both of which Officrèche will arrange for you.

Benefits

A community of like-minded families; a chance for a mother to ease herself back into work without stopping breastfeeding; for one parent to give the other a rest while still getting a chunk of work done; to gain a few hours to yourself in the first few months after your child’s birth; no more paying for nursery care when you don’t need it – e.g. outside your own or your older children’s term times; if you volunteer in Officrèche you’ll know your child’s nursery from the inside out.