Term Dates & Fees

Stepping Stones opens in line with the local schools during inclement weather.

1st Half Term2nd Half Term
Term Start Finish Weeks Start Finish Weeks
Autumn Monday 2nd September 2019  Friday 25th  October 2019   8 Monday 4th  November 2019   Friday 13th   December 2019   6
Spring Monday 6th January 2020   Friday 14th  February 2020   6 Monday 24th  February 2020    Friday 3rd    April 2020   6
Summer   Monday 20th     April 2020   Friday 22nd   May 2020  5 Monday 1st    June 2020  Friday 17th  July 2020   7


We are term time only setting, opening 38 weeks of the year.
Our opening times are 08:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday

 Sessions offered are:

  • Morning Session 08:30am – 12pm or 9am – 12pm
  • Afternoon Session 12pm – 3pm or 12pm – 4pm
  • Full day 08:30am – 3pm / 9am – 3pm / 9am – 4pm / 08:30am – 4pm


Our fees are reviewed annually. Prices are correct as of 1st April 2019.

Price per hour – £4.25

  • Morning Session 08:30 – 12pm (£15.00) or 9am – 12pm (£12.75) 
  • Afternoon Session 12pm – 3pm (£12.75) or 12pm – 4pm (£17.00)
  • Full day 08:30am – 3pm (£27.75) / 9am – 3pm (£25.50) / 9am – 4pm (£29.75) / 08:30am – 4pm (£32.00)

A small additional charge for snack each week £1

Hot Lunch – £2.50 per meal

(Hot Lunches are in the school hall only on a Monday & Thursday in a full day session or 12pm – 3/4pm session)

Funded Childcare/Childcare vouchers/Tax-free childcare

There are a number of options available to parents to assist with childcare costs. The Childcare Choices website  helps you to explore the options available, including Employer Childcare Voucher schemes, Tax-Free Childcare and many others options. www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

We are an approved provider for 2 year old funded places please check the eligibility criteria on the Childcare Choices website.

​All 3 & 4 year olds are eligible for 15 hours of early years funding up to 38 weeks. In the term after your child’s 3rd birthday Information on this is available on Somerset county councils website. This page also has information regarding the extended entitlement. We offer the 30 Hours government initiative to help with extra child care for eligible families. If you qualify for this, please talk to a member of staff about setting this up as we have a limited number of these places available . More information can be found at: