01332 372245
0-2 year oldsSession£
8-9 6.10
9-12 16.00
12-3 16.00
3-6 16.00
8-6 41.50
Full week 186.00
8-9 6.10
9-12 15.00
12-3 15.00
3-6 15.00
8-6 40.25
Full week 184.00

Termination of place

Parents who wish to terminate their child's place MUST give 2 weeks' notice in writing
Note: Full day care is only available at St Marks Road.

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.


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.

Child's date of birth

Term they can begin their 15 hours funded childcare

01/01/2014 - 31/03/2014

Summer term (Easter 2017)

01/04/2013 - 31/08/2013

Autumn term (September 2016)

01/09/2013 - 31/12/2013

Spring term (January 2017)

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