Fees & Funding

Our up to date fees list can be requested with our brochure by contacting us here.

All of our fees are inclusive of nappies, meals and snacks, formula milk and all activities and trips. We aim to ensure that families have as little to organise as possible when getting ready for nursery! All that we ask is you provide us with changes of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and wellies & coat for the Winter or sunhats for the Sunny days, we even provide the Suncream!

All of our settings have places for children eligible for 2yr old funding, if you think you may be eligible then please read the following information:

  • Your 2-year-old is eligible for 15hrs a week term time or 11hrs all year round childcare if you receive any of the following benefits:
  • Universal Tax Credits
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit – if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual household taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) not over £16,190
  • Working Tax Credits with an annual household taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) not over £16,190
  • The Working Tax Credit 4 weeks run on
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Or if your 2-year-old:

  • Attracts Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Is looked after by the Local Authority
  • Has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption order or residence order or
  • Has a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan.

If you think you may be eligible, you can check your eligibility and apply at https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare/golden-tickets or call 0345 155 1013.

3 & 4yr old funding

Every Preschool child is eligible for funding for 15hrs term time or 11hrs all year round funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. We provide all forms needed to access this funding and parents will need to provide ID for their child, either a birth certificate or passport.

Extended Entitlement

Some families are eligible for the extended entitlement, which must be applied for online to receive an eligibility code. Check your eligibility here https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

There may also be support available for you if you are studying, check your options at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Upcoming Funding Entitlement Changes

Did you know help with childcare costs from the government is expanding. Even more working parents from April 2024 can access Early Years grant funding. This starting with 15 hours (term time only) from April 2024 for 2 year olds.

This then expanding to 9-month-olds in September 2024, with the number of hours increasing further in September 2025.

Check your eligibility here https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Details on how Puffins are rolling out the new grant allocation will follow this Spring 2024 term. Structure on the hours and charging are currently being decided.

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Our daughter loves attending Puffins at Mont Le Grand. The staff are all friendly and engage well with her. Since starting (about six months ago) she has developed speech and social skills she would not have been able to at home.
Father at Mont Le Grand – December 2022
We can't recommend them highly enough. All of the staff we have dealt with have been great, and it feels like they enjoy working there. Our son always comes home with a big smile on his face, excited by the day he has had.
Father at Sowton – December 2020
I would 100% recommend, as the manager and staff are just brilliant and really made my little girl comfortable, and relaxed and she's always coming out excited to tell me about her day what she's done and where she's been etc.
A Mother at Clystheath – January 2023