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From 17th April 2023 our fees are as follows:

  • Age 0-2 years (Little Turtles): £34.00 per morning or afternoon session.

  • Age 2-3  years (Sea Lions): £33.00 per morning or afternoon session.


  • Age 3-5 years (Dolphins): £30.00 per morning or afternoon session.

From September 2023 we will also be offering:

  • An 8am to 3:30pm session: £45.00 including breakfast, morning snack, and cooked lunch.


Food costs (breakfast, lunch and tea, along with any snacks) are accounted for in the above sessional fees.

For children who only attend funded sessions, (where you do not pay any additional fees), you will still be required to pay for the lunch and tea where applicable. The charge for meals is £2.75 per day for lunch and £1.50 for tea. This is irrespective if you attend over 38 weeks term time only or stretch your funding over 50 weeks.

As from the 1st May 2023, we will be calculating our fees over a 12-month period opposed to by sessions per month. For example, if your child attends 3 days per week, your fees will be 3 days, times 50 weeks divided by 12 months. This means that going forward you will now be paying the same amount per month irrespective of how many days or weeks are in that month.


*Early Years funding 15/30 hours is available from Cornwall County Council, from the term after a child’s 3rd birthday until the end of the term in which their 5th birthday occurs, further information is available on request.

We are open for 50 weeks of the year. Click here to see term dates. 

You will find lots more information about the funding available including the changes from April 2024, eligibility criteria and links to apply at

Frequently Asked Questions...

Do you offer funded childcare places at St. Petroc's School Nursery?

Yes we do! We are an approved childcare provider, which means that we can offer funded places to our parents and carers that meet the eligibility criteria. All 3 and 4 year olds (and some 2 year olds whose families receive certain government support) are entitled to 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks. Some 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week. You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:

  • in work

  • on sick leave or annual leave

  • on shared parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave

You can find out more about the funding options available, eligibility criteria and apply online here

If your application for funding is successful, you will be given a unique code for each child which you will need to share with us, plus your National Insurance number and child's date of birth. You will then be asked to log into your childcare account on a regular basis to reconfirm your eligibility.

Is there any funding available before my child turns 3?

You may also be eligible for tax free childcare if you are working, where you can claim up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year). Basically, for every £8 you pay into your childcare account, the government will top it up by £2 to use to pay your provider. 

Working families claiming Universal Credit may also be eligible to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. You can find out more here.

Working families receiving Tax Credits may also be eligible to cliam back up to 70% of their childcare costs. You can find out more here

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