Fees and Funding

Session fees

We are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.00pm. We only charge our families for the hours that they choose to send their child to us, although we do ask for a minimum booking of 5 hours per day.

Like all settings, our hourly rate varies based on the age of the child. This is because we work by a very high ratio of staff to children when they are very young and require extra dedicated care and support. However, as they grow, the children are able to thrive in slightly larger groups and require less 1-2-1 care. As we operate outdoors, we work by higher ratios than the average setting to ensure the safety of every child in our care.

2023 Fees (Starting Summer Term 2023)

Acorns (8 month to 2 years old)

Full day (8.30am to 4pm)    £45.50/day
Half day (8.30am to 1.30 pm) £35/day
Breakfast club [includes breakfast] (7.30am) £7/day 
After School Club [includes light dinner] (until 5pm)  £8/day
Small consumables (snacks / art supplies etc) £1.50/day £2.50/day

Saplings (2 years to 3 years old )

Full day (8.30 am to 4pm)  £43.50/day
Half day (8.30 am to 1.30pm) £35/day
Breakfast club [includes breakfast] (7.30am) £7/day 
After School Club [includes light dinner] (until 5pm)  £8/day
Small consumables (snacks / art supplies etc)  £2.50/day

Oaks (3 years +)

Full day (8.30 am to 4 pm)  £41/day
Half day (8.30 am to 1.30pm) £35/day
Breakfast club [includes breakfast] (7.30am) £7/day
After School Club [includes light dinner] (until 5pm)  £8/day
Small consumables (snacks / art supplies etc) £2.50/day

Holiday Club

8 months to 2 years £45.50 per day 

2 years to 3 years £43.50 per day 

3 years to 5 years £41 per day 

5 + year olds £35 per day 

Holiday club run from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Breakfast club (£7.00 per session) and After School Club (£8.00 per session) will be available.  

Funding Support

When your child turns 3 years old, your child will be entitled to the Early Years Funding. This is the national funding programme where you become entitled to 15 hours of childcare, in any setting, every week.

Most working families* are entitled to claim an additional 15 hours of funded childcare brining their total to 30 hours each week (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO 30 HOURS FUNDED CHILDCARE)

If you belong to any of the following categories, you may also be entitled to funding for your 2 year olds childcare:

  • Income support
  • Employment and support allowance (income related)
  • Child tax credit (without working tax credit) with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Guaranteed element of pension credit
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999

If you are entitled to 2gether funding, you will be able to access 15 hours of childcare for your 2 year old free of charge. For more information visit http://www.devon.gov.uk/disc-2gether

If your child is not entitled to funding, then we will invoice you at the beginning of the term by email, this is to be paid promptly.

Working parents may be entitled to tax free childcare. For more information on tax free childcare and funding visit http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Fundraising for our charity

As a not-for-profit, registered charity, one of our objectives is to provide high quality, cost-effective childcare to our community. We try wherever possible to ensure than our fees are as low as they can be so that every family in our community can access our setting.

Government funding has been limited for many years now, in which time our operation costs have increased significantly. Sadly, we very rarely face a year where were income is enough to cover all our operational costs, as well as essential equipment to run the preschool.

Instead of simply increasing our fees and passing the cost onto local families directly, Orchard’s amazing staffing team and Management Committee get together and run a series of fundraising events throughout the year.

When joining Orchard, we ask all parents to be mindful of the efforts that are required to plan and manage these events and ask that you show your support however you believe you can. Our events are always fun, we hope that at the very least you will attend them whenever you can and bring your family and friends along as well. Every penny that we are able to raise at these events saves us from increasing our fees which will directly and negatively impact our families.

Our events will be advertised on our website and Facebook Page. Join our page and keep track of all the latest information on our sessions and events.


Orchard Preschool offers nature based early years care and education for children aged one until they are ready to go to school.

Get in Touch

Get in touch to discuss your needs or book a visit:

e: orchardpreschool@gmail.com
t: 01647 277546
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9TA

Opening Hours

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
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