Fees and Funding
The Ark at Tresillian opens Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm.
We provide a range of session times within those opening hours.
These are detailed below with our up to date fee structure (from April 2019).
Nursery – children aged 0-2 years
Toddler Room – children aged 2-3 years
Pre-school – children aged 3 and 4 years NOT in receipt of the Early Years Funding Entitlement
9.00am-4.00pm school day £35
8.00am-6.00pm full day £50
The Nursery and Toddler Room provide all year round places.
The Preschool offers the choice between term time only and all year round places.
We close for a week at Christmas, a week at Easter and for all bank holidays. We do not charge for closures.
There is a £40 registration fee payable upon your child joining the Ark at Tresillian. This charge is not applicable to families who are solely in receipt of the 2, 3 and 4 year old funding. This fee gets added to your first invoice.
Payment of Fees – fees for all rooms are to be paid monthly, and in advance. Fees are payable even if your child is away with illness or absent for other reasons, as the place is booked for them and staff costs remain the same. Where this causes serious difficulty, we are willing to make alternative individual arrangements, but would need as much notice as possible to support this process.
Change of hours – if you wish to change your hours, we require one month’s written notice outlining the changes you wish to make. This is to enable us to fill your child’s space from our waiting list. Once the one month notice period is up, your invoice will be amended accordingly. Please remember the space/s will be filled ASAP and if you would like it back you will be put on the waiting list.
Childcare Tax Credit and Childcare vouchers can be claimed for Nursery and Preschool Fees.
Early Years Entitlement Funding for eligible 2 year olds
2 year old funding entitles an eligible child to up to 15 hours of free childcare and early learning each week. The scheme helps improve children’s learning and development, gives them the opportunity to make new friends, learn through play and have lots of fun. Your child is eligible if your family is receiving certain benefits, has a household income under £16,190, or if your child has a disability, special educational need, is adopted or placed under a residency order.
Free childcare places start the term after your child’s second birthday, so don’t miss out. To find out more or to check if your child is eligible please visit:
www.devon.gov.uk/twoyearoldfunding or call 0345 155 1013.
Early Years Entitlement Funding for 3 and 4 year olds
15 hours free childcare – The term after your child is three they are eligible for Government funding for up to 570 hours childcare per year. They can attend for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year or stretch their funding for 11 hours per week, 49 weeks of the year.
30 hours free childcare – You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1140 hours per year) which can be taken as 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year or stretch their funding to 23 hours per week, 49 weeks of the year.
Please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for more information and see if you are eligible.
Tax Free Childcare
Tax Free Childcare is a new online Government service which will be available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for their families. For every £8 a parent pays into their Childcare Account, the Government will add an extra £2 to their Childcare Account. Parents can then use that money to pay their Childcare provider.