​EARLY YEARS FEES

From September 2022 (Charged in arrears)

  • Age 0-2 years (Little Turtles), until the end of the term after their 2nd birthday: £30.00 per session.

  • Age 2-3  years (Sea Lions), from the start of the term after their 2nd birthday until the end of the term after their 3rd birthday: £28.75  per session.

 

  • Age 3-4 years (Dolphins), from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday : £25.00 per session.*

 

+ £2.50 for lunch and £1.05 for optional tea. Breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks at no charge.

 

*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.

Early Years are open for 49 weeks of the year. Click here to see term dates. 

Frequently Asked Questions...

Do you offer funded childcare places at St. Petroc's Early Years?

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 certian 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, for example 11 hours per week over 51 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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