Term Dates & Fees

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

1st Half
Term
2nd
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

Sessions

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

Fees

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:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk