Universal 15 hour 3 year old funding

3 & 4 year olds – 15 hours funding

All children are automatically eligible for 15 hours of Nursery Education Funding provided by the Government, from the term after their third birthday.

Child’s birthday Funding available
1st January to 31st March The beginning of term on or after 1st April
1st April to 31st August The beginning of term on or after 1st September
1st September to 31st December The beginning of term on or after 1st January

The funding covers up to 15 hours per week, over two or three days during term time (38 weeks), OR two sessions of five hours per week, all year (51 weeks). All funded places are subject to availability.

In order to secure a space for your child a small deposit will be taken. If you change your mind and no longer require the space, 4 weeks notice must be given to the Nursery. Without adequate notice received, the Nursery reserves the right to retain your deposit.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education

We accept childcare vouchers, a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for high quality childcare. The scheme is run by HM Revenue & Customs, and you can find out more at https://www.hmrc.gov.uk/calcs/ccin.htm

We know this can all seem quite complicated, but don’t worry, we can talk it through with you when you visit.

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