Stepping Stones is open for 35 weeks of the year, divided into 3 terms, with a half term break in each term. We are closed on bank holidays.
A list of term dates and other events is given to each parent upon enrolment.
There are 3 special events in the year to which parents are warmly invited; the Nativity Play, Spring Concert, and Sports Day.
9.15 am to 3.15 pm, Monday to Friday, 35 weeks per year.
Children Under 3 years:
Children over 3 years :
Stepping Stones offers Government funding for all children from the term after their 3rd birthday, for up to 15 hours per week. The first 12 hours of funding (ie: 4 sessions) can be taken over any morning of the week and/or on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. The final session, making up the weekly maximum of 15 hours funding, must be taken on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon. All places are subject to availability and priority will be given to those booking a greater number of sessions.
Unfortunately the rate of funding, set by the local authority, does not meet our costs and we therefore ask parents to make a voluntary contribution of £2.42 per hour. This allows us to remain in the scheme and to charge much less than we would otherwise have to. Our continued participation in the scheme relies upon recieving these payments.
Once children have attended 5 sessions per week, any additional sessions are charged at the non-funded rate, as follows:
Please note, the following are TERMLY fees