How are the fees organised?

Stepping Stones is an independent, private nursery school. We subscribe to the Early Years Grant Scheme which entitles all children to a contribution of approximately a third off the nursery fees from the government. This applies from the term following the child’s 3rd birthday.

We are also registered with several childcare voucher schemes. However, we ask that you register with any scheme in advance so that you have accrued money in your childcare voucher account as we do ask for full payment of fees at the beginning of each term. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details if necessary.

Fees per term before Early Years Grant deductions for 2017/18 for Caterpillars and Butterflies:

 2 morning sessions per week – £960
3 morning sessions per week – £1,431
4 morning sessions per week – £1,818
5 morning sessions per week – £2,247

Please contact the office for the additional termly fee for Bumble Bee Class, our extended day class for children staying on until 3pm and for the fees for Dragonflies and Ladybirds, our two pre-school classes.

Parents are invoiced for the term’s fees at the beginning of each term. A deposit of half a term’s fees is required when your child begins which is refunded after your child’s last term.

Contact our office for bank details.