01332 372245
0-2 year oldsSession£
8-9 6.60
9-12 17.30
12-3 17.30
3-6 17.30
8-6 44.85
Full week 200.00
8-9 6.60
9-12 16.20
12-3 16.20
3-6 16.20
8-6 43.50
Full week 198.00

Termination of place

Parents who wish to terminate their child's place MUST give 2 weeks' notice in writing.

Tax Credits

Child Tax Credits (CTC) and Working Tax Credits (WTC) help support families with children and working people on low incomes. They aim to give support to families with specific circumstances and respond to their changing needs by helping when they need it most. Working Tax Credit supports people on low income by topping up earnings. The childcare element of Working Tax Credit helps with the costs of childcare.

For advice on tax credits, click here or phone the Tax Credit Helpline on 0845 300 3900 (text phone 0845 300 3909). Open 8:00am to 8:00pm seven days a week.

Tax Free Childcare

The government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider via an online account.


Childcare vouchers are a way of paying for certain types of childcare. If your employer provides you with childcare vouchers you will not have to pay tax or NICs on the first £55 per week, or £243 per month. However, if your vouchers are worth more than this, you will have to pay tax and NICs on the remainder. Derwent Stepping Stones accept many brands of vouchers from providers. Check to see if your employer offers them - they can save you money.

2 Year Old Funding

If you have a household income of less than £16,190 a year and are receiving Working Tax Credits, or are on certain benefits, you may be entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare a week. Free childcare is also available to 2 year olds who:

  • Are children in care
  • Have a current statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan
  • Have left care through special guardianship, an adoption placement or child arrangement order
  • Are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

If you qualify, you will receive a funding approval letter which you can take to the provider of your choice and make arrangements for your child to start.

3 and 4 Year Old Funding

All children are entitled to start Free Early Education the term after they are three. It is for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year. We can be flexible in the way we deliver these hours, ask one of our qualified staff members for details.

3 and 4 Year Old Extended Offer

An additional 15 hours a week or 570 hours per year if you (and your partner, if you have one) are: in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave and each earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week at national minimum wage or national living wage - this is £120 if you’re over 25 and less than £100,000 per year.

Child's date of birth

Term they can begin their 15 hours funded childcare

1st January - 31st March

Summer term (Easter)

1st April - 31st August

Autumn term (September)

1st September - 31st December

Spring term (January)


If you have any queries or require further information, please contact the Family Information Service on 01332 642610.