Government funding allows us to provide free places of up to 15 hours a week for those children who are eligible. Please see below whether you meet the eligibility criteria.
What we can offer:
When does your eligibility begin:
The date from when your entitlement to funding begins, depends on the date your child's birthday falls on.
1st April & 31st August - Beginning of the Autumn Term (September onwards)
1st September & 31st December - Beginning of the Spring Term (January onwards)
1st January - 31st March - Beginning of the Summer Term (April onwards).
We can also offer places to those children between the age of 3 & 4 who are entitled to extended funding (30 hours per week). You can apply for 30 hours funding from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.
What we can offer:
Recommended time to apply before the deadline:
Your child turns 3 between
1st April and 31st August - apply by 31st July to ensure your child can receive 30 hours from September.
1st September and 31st December - apply by 30th November to ensure your child can receive 30 hours from January
1st January and 31st March - apply by 28th February to ensure your child can receive 30 hours from April.
Unfortunately, if you do not apply by the deadlines specified above, your 30 hour code may not be eligible until the following term.
2 Year Old Eligibility
Your 2 year-old can get childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits you may be eligible under any of the following criteria:
If you’re a working family:
Children are also entitled to a place if:
From 2 January 2024, eligible working parents can apply for 15 hours of childcare for their two-year-old. Parents have until 31 March 2024 to apply for a code.
To apply for a childcare code each parent/carer needs to be working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours a week at national minimum/living wage and under £100,000 adjusted net income per year. This means that each parent needs to earn from just over £8,600 per year to be eligible for 15 hours a week of childcare during term-time.
3 and 4 Year Old Eligibility
All 3 year and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare, for 38 weeks per year.
If you think you may be eligible for Government extended hours (30 hours), you are responsible for checking your eligibility and providing the 30 hour code to nursery.
You may be eligible for 30 hours if you meet the following criteria: