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Fees and Funding

Free Childcare for 3 to 4 Year-olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England receive 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. We stretch the termly entitlement over 51 weeks of the year.

30 Hours Free Childcare

Children of parents meeting certain criteria will be eligible for the extended entitlement which provides an additional 570 hours of free childcare per year.  This will be stretched over the full year in the same way as the 15 hours. Check your child’s eligibility for the 30 hours.

We offer a small number of 15 hours and 30 hours fully funded places – please contact the Nursery Manager for more information.

When to start claiming

The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday

When you can claim: 

 

The beginning of term on or after 1st April.

Child’s birthday

1st January to 31st March

1st April to 31st August

1st September to 31st December

The beginning of term on or after 1st September.

The beginning of term on or after 1st January.

Example

Your child was born on 13th June 2016.

You can receive free childcare when the next term starts after 1st September 2019.

Eligibility

The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider.

Eligibility stops at the end of the term before your child is due to start reception class.

If you have any queries about free entitlement, please contact the Nursery Manager.

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