Term Dates

Monday 6th September to Friday 17th December (Half term 25th to 29th October)

Tuesday 4th January to Friday 8th April (Half term (21st to 25th February)

Monday 25th April to Friday 15th July (Half term Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June)

Bank Holidays:

15 Apr


Good Friday


18 Apr


Easter Monday


2 May


Early May Bank Holiday


2 Jun**


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

**in place of Monday 30th May

3 Jun


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


29 Aug


Late Summer August Bank Holiday


26 Dec*


Christmas Day


27 Dec*

3rd Jan



Boxing Day

New Years Day


Please note that we will be shut on Friday 23rd December 2021.

Fees and Funding

Fees from 1st May 2021

Fees and session times

The Ark at Tresillian opens Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm.
We provide a range of session times within those opening hours.

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
8.00am-6.00pm full day

Additional information about spaces

The Nursery and Toddler Room provide all year round places only. all year round spaces are for 50 weeks of the year. The Preschool offers the choice between term time only and all year round places. We close for a week and a day at Christmas (including Christmas Eve), 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 is due to be paid before your child’s 1st settling in session.

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 all Fees.

Funding information
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.

Contact Us

The Ark at Tresillian is open Monday- Friday, 8.00am-6.00pm, 50 weeks of the year

Address: The Ark at Tresillian, 112 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ71AW

Telephone number: 01548 852443

Email: admin@tresillianark.co.uk

We can also be found on Facebook, by searching ‘The Ark at Tresillian’ and giving us a LIKE

Ofsted registration number: RP903483