We are a term-time only setting. Our term dates follow the Somerset County Council term dates and holidays.
Our opening times are 8:45* - 4pm daily during term time and sessions offered to parents are as follows:
9am - 12:30pm (mornings only)
9am - 2pm (3/4 day)
9am - 4pm (full day)
12:30 - 4pm (afternoons only)
*please note that, by prior arrangement, we can take children for an 'Early Start' between 8:45-9am for a small charge of £1.75; for all other children our start time is 9am.
We are happy for afternoon collection times to be more flexible - e.g. to co-ordinate with school collection times. It might be possible to agree a 2:30 or 3pm collection instead subject to availability. Please discuss your requirements with a member of staff and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.
Our fees are reviewed regularly. Prices are correct as of 1 April 2022.
3 & 4 year old rates
Per hour: £4.60
Morning session (9-12:30): £16.10
Afternoon session (12:30-4): £16.10
3/4 day (9-2pm): £23.00
Full day (9-4): £32.20
2 year old rates
Per hour: £4.95
Morning session (9-12:30): £17.33
Afternoon session (12:30-4): £17.33 3/4 day (9-2pm): £24.75 Full day (9-4): £34.65
A small additional charge may also apply* if children attend sessions where we run our enrichment activities - these are currently Yoga on Thursday afternoons and Forest School on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
*we do seek funding/grants to contribute towards these enrichment activities to ideally cover or at least minimise the costs to parents so the charge will vary year on year. We will advise upon enquiry/admission of the current charges.
Funded Childcare/Childcare vouchers/Tax-free childcare
There are a number of options available to parents to assist with childcare costs. The Childcare Choices website helps you to explore the options available, including Employer Childcare Voucher schemes, Tax-Free Childcare and many others options.
Pilton Pre-school is an approved provider if your 2 year old is eligible for 2 Year Old Funding. Check the eligibility criteria on the Somerset County Council website.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare for up to 38 weeks of the year from the term following their 3rd birthday. Full details can be found on the Somerset County Council Early Years Entitlement Information for Families web page. This page also has more information about the extended 30 hours entitlement which applies to eligible families. You can check your eligibility on the Childcare Choices website - once you receive your eligibility code, please complete our consent form and return to us in order to request a 30 hours place for your child.
We appreciate that the many and varied options can be confusing - especially for new parents - and we are happy to talk through the different schemes with you.