Nursery Fees & Funding

Our Fees

Our fees can vary depending on your specific needs, we may also be able to help you apply for any applicable funding you may be eligible for.

If you are a working parent or a single parent and think you may be eligible to get help with your childcare costs, our guide has lots of information on how to get help with childcare fees.

Get in touch with us today to discuss – 0115 910 1162

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Totally Free Childcare Places - No Additional Charges

At Stepping Stones we offer fully funded childcare as part of the governments nationwide scheme for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

There are no additional charges to you if you'd like a fully funded place with us. Lots of other nurseries are now charging for consumables, meals etc. Stepping Stones have committed to providing totally free childcare until September 2022.

We are part of the 'Two Year Early Learning Programme' and both the 15 and 30 hours for 3 - 4-year-olds (NEF - Nursery Education Fund/Education Grant)

Age 2

For some children aged 2-3;

  • 15 hours free if eligible

If eligible you’re entitled to 570 hours of free childcare at Stepping Stones a year (worth £3762 in free sessions).

Am I eligible?

Age 3

For all children aged 3 and above;

  • 15 hours free for all
  • 30 hours free depending on circumstances

If eligible for 30 hours you will be entitled to 1040 hours of free childcare at Stepping stones a year (worth £6240 in free sessions)

Am I eligible?

Free Sessions at Stepping Stones

We understand how difficult it can be to leave your child for the first time at nursery. Our priority is to help you and your family feel welcomed and relaxed

Once you have registered your child with us, our free trial sessions will hep with the settling in process for everyone involved and are arranged with the parents or carers needs in mind.

The free sessions enable your child to spend time in their new environment and will allow you to talk with the staff members to share and information that will help them care for your child.

The sessions are made on separate days of your choice (usually the week before your child is due to start) and are for approximately but not limited to two hours each session.

Get in touch and book your free sessions today – 0115 910 1162