Venture Kitley Farm, Yealmpton is open five days per week during Devon Schools term time, to children aged 2.5 - 5 years.
Monday, 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, 8am - 4pm
Wednesday, 8am - 4pm
Thursday, 8am - 4pm
Friday, 9am - 3pm
Please note that at the moment, Fridays at Kitley Farm are out and about at the beach. These sessions are for children aged 3+ who attend Venture for at least one other day during the week.
Koselig Club sessions are available Monday to Thursday, 8am - 9am and 3pm - 4pm at Venture Kitley Farm.
Venture Hope Cove, near Kingsbridge is open 4 days per week during the Devon Schools term time. Monday to Thursday sessions are open to children aged 2.5 to 5 years.
Monday, 9am - 3pm
Tuesday, 9am - 3pm
Wednesday, 9am - 3pm
Thursday, 9am - 3pm
Please note that drop off and pick up times are flexible to accommodate those with children attending local Primary Schools.
In order to benefit fully from the education that we offer, we recommend that your child attends Venture Outdoor Kindergarten for the entirety of their early years education. Some families choose to send their child to Venture alongside another nursery or preschool, but to ensure continuity of care for your child we recommend that they attend at least two sessions per week.
From September 2022, each child who attends Venture for at least 2 days per week will receive a FREE Venture Hoodie.
Term dates 2022/23
Summer term 2022 (12 weeks)
Starts: Monday 25 April 2022
Bank holiday: Monday 2 May
Half term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June 2022
Ends: Friday 22 July 2022
Autumn term 2022 (14 weeks)
Starts: Monday 5 September 2022
Half term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2022
Ends: Friday 16 December 2022
Spring term 2023 (11 weeks)
Starts: Monday 9 January 2023
Half term: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2023
Ends: Friday 31 March 2023
Summer term 2023 (13 weeks)
Starts: Monday 17 April 2023
Bank holiday: Monday 1 May
Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023
Ends: Friday 21 July 2023
The fee for a day’s 6 hour session at Venture Outdoor Kindergarten is £31.50 for 3 and 4 year olds.
The fee for a day’s 6 hour session at Venture Outdoor Kindergarten is £42 for 2 year olds.
The above fees include a daily Outdoor Resource Fund payment of £7.68.
Parents / carers will be invoiced by email before the beginning of each term. Payment should be made by BACS, Sort code: 40 26 10, Account number 31513591. Payment for the term must be made before the child’s first session of that term.
If payment is not received by the child’s first session of the term, they will not be allowed to attend Venture Outdoor Kindergarten and a reminder email will be sent to the parent / carer. We reserve the right to reallocate the place at the kindergarten to another child if payment is not received within 7 days of a reminder email being sent.
A flexible arrangement for the payment of fees may be made at the Managers’ discretion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
Venture Outdoor Kindergarten requires one month’s written notice of any changes to or termination of agreed hours.
No refund will be given for sessions that your child does not attend due to illness or holidays.
If, in exceptional circumstances, Venture Outdoor Kindergarten needs to close, a refund will be given for the session missed.
Using Government Funding to help with fees.
The kindergarten is registered with Devon County Council to offer the EYF (Early Years Funding)) to 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds.
As per government and Devon County Council guidelines Venture Outdoor Kindergarten charges for additional services that are beyond the standard day-care nursery or preschool provision. This is the voluntary Outdoor Resource Fund payment which enables us to provide high quality outdoor education for our children. Primarily the Outdoor Resource Fund enables us to maintain high adult to child ratios /provide a high proportion of qualified teachers as staff / provide qualified Forest and Beach School practitioners / pay for a licence to operate on National Trust land.
If a parent uses EYF they will be invoiced for a voluntary payment of £7.68 per day.
If a parent already uses EYF to pay another provider, they may use any left over funding to pay part of their child's fees at Venture Outdoor Kindergarten.
If a parent uses EYF during the first term of attendance onwards, they may request a refund of the £30 registration fee following their child’s first term of attendance by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, the registration fee may be donated to Venture’s Outdoor Resource Fund.
No refund of the registration fee will be made should the child not attend the kindergarten.
Please note that your child is entitled to 570 hours of funding per year (for 15 hours) or 1140 hours (for 30 hours). Anything after this will be charged by us.
If you are eligible for 30 hour funding please ensure that you have given us the code as soon as possible. If the 30 hour funding deadline is missed, you will be charged for your child’s sessions. Please also remember to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months otherwise your code will expire.
Funding for 2 year olds
Some parents will be sent invitations asking them to check if they are eligible for a funded place for their two year old. If you do not get an invitation you can still check if you are eligible on the Citizen Portal.
The Devon County Council website has more information about two year old funding: https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare/2-year-old-funding