Understandably, the cost of childcare can put many parents and carer off choosing it as an option. But there are a range of Government schemes open to parents that can make childcare  affordable and we will do everything we can to help you understand the choices and access the funding that you might be eligible for.

Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers.

15 hours and 30 hours Funded Childcare  – For many working parents of 2 year olds, and 3 – 4 year olds for 38 weeks each year.

All 3 & 4 year old children are eligible for 15 hours of funding per week, from the term after they are 3. There are also 30 hours of funding available for some eligible children. Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

Funding is also available for some 2 year old children from the term after they are 2.  Visit https://www.torbay.gov.uk/childcare2yo  to find out if you qualify.

Government funding can be used for any combination of hours, to accommodate early starts or late finishes.


  • Morning session: 9am-12pm
  • Afternoon session: 12pm-3pm
  • All day 9am-3pm

Children do not have to attend set sessions. We are open from 7.30am - 5.30pm. We understand that parents working hours do not always fit into neat sessions, if you require different session times, please come and speak to us. We will try to accommodate where we can.


Charges apply from September 2023, these will be reviewed in July 2024.

  • £5.80 per hour
  • £17.40 per 3 hour session 9am - 12noon / 12 noon - 3pm
  • £34.80 per all day session 9am - 3pm

Early Start and Extended Afternoon  

If a preschool child requires an early start from 7.30, the cost until 9am will be £8.70. An 8am start will be £5.80. If a pre-school child requires an extended afternoon session until 4.15pm the cost will be £7.25, or £13.05 until 5.15pm, or £2.90 for a 3.30pm finish.      A variety of snacks, cereals, toast, fruit etc are available for early starts or late finishes. 

All registered unattended non funded sessions must be paid for. Unfortunately, we are unable to swop any missed sessions.

Lunch session

Children who attend all day or arrive at 12.00pm will need to bring a packed lunch. We are a nut free setting and also request that children do not bring fizzy drinks or sweets for lunch.     

Breakfast and After School Club

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary school children are welcome to attend breakfast and after school club. Parents can book sessions through the preschool either in advance or on the day (subject to availability).

Breakfast club is available from 7.30 - 8.35am at a cost of £5.80 per hour or any part thereof. Cereals, yoghurts and toast with a variety of preserves are available for the children. 

After school club is available from 3.15 - 5.30pm at a cost of £9.00 for the 2 hours or any part thereof. Cereals, yoghurts and toast with a variety of preserves are available for the children. If a child is collected before 3.45 pm the cost is £3.00.