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 3rd  September 2018 Friday 26th  October 2018 8 Monday 5th  November 2018 Friday 14th   December 2018 6
Spring Monday 7th January 2019 Friday 15th  February 2019 6 Monday 25th  February 2019 Friday 5th  April 2019 6
Summer Tuesday 23rd   April 2019 Friday 24th May 2019 5 Monday 3rd  June 2019 Friday 19th  July 2019 7


We are term time only setting, opening 38 weeks of the year.
Our opening times are 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday

 Sessions offered are:

  • Morning Session 9am – 12pm
  • Afternoon Session 12pm – 3pm
  • Full day 9am-3pm


Our fees are reviewed annually. Prices are correct as of 1 April 2018.

Price per hour – £4.25

  • Morning Session 9am – 12pm  £12.75
  • Afternoon Session 12pm – 3pm £12.75
  • Full day 9am-3pm £25.50

A small additional charge for snack each week £1

Hot Lunch – £2.50 per meal

(Monday & Thursday in a full day session or 12pm – 3pm 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: