Goverment Funding

Government Funding

Children aged 2 years and over may be entitled to FREE 15 hours of funding if claiming the correct benefits, but this will not entitle them to Free School Meals and an additional fee will apply.

Currently all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early learning (from the term after their 3rd Birthday).

From September 2017 this will be doubled to 30 hours for working families.

Are you Eligible?

To qualify, both parents need to be working (or sole parent must be working in a lone parent family) and each parent must earn on average:

A minimum equivalent to 16 hours per week at national minimum wage or national living wage. Each must expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week.

Less than £100,000 per year

If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

If you wish to find out more information in relation to 30 hours free childcare and the New Tax Free Childcare scheme please log on to:

childcarechoices.gov uk & gov.uk/childcare-calculator

Codes will be issued for you to claim these hours which need to be passed to the nursery to verify

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.