Funded places for 3 & 4 year olds



Nursery Education Funded Places


30 hours funded places

We will be offering 30 hours free childcare for working parents from September 2017.

Parents will need to apply at to receive an eligibility code.

You can choose to use this entitlement over various options but days must be set and are not transferable due to sickness, absence or holidays.

Term time only (30 hours)

Option 1------------------9am-3pm over 5 days (Monday- Friday)

Option 2------------------8am-6pm over 3 days


Stretched offer (22 hours) over 51 weeks

Option 3------------------7.30am- 3pm over 3 days

Option 4------------------7.30am-1pm over 3 days

All cchildren qualify for a 15 hour nursery education place (the term after their 3rd Birthday) you can chose to use this entitlement over term time only or stretch it over the whole year. days must be set and are not transferable due to sickness absence or holidays. Additional hours or sessions can be arranged if needed and will be invoiced.

Term time only (15 hours)

Option 5---------------9am-2pm over 3 days

Stretched offer (11 hours over 51 weeks)

Option 6----------------7.30am-1pm over 2 days

We do not receive funding for meals or snacks for 3 & 4-year-old places but children staying over lunch time will be provided with a hot two-course meal and a morning snack this will be charged £2.50 per day (payable by monthly invoice) alternatively if you chose you may provide a healthy packed lunch for your child to eat at lunchtime.

Additional sessions can be booked at a cost of £5.50 per hour

Afterschool club runs 3pm-6pm at a cost of £12 (includes tea)

Parents choosing option 2 that require a 7.30am drop off can do at a cost of £2.50




From September 2017, the Department for Education rolls out a new policy of extended entitlement of up to 30 hours funded childcare for eligible children aged three and four.

A child is eligible from the term that begins following their third birthday if the child’s parent(s) meets the eligibility criteria set out below:

  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the funded childcare to enable them to work.
  • The parent of the child (and their partner where applicable) should also be in qualifying paid work. Each parent or the single parent in a lone parent household will need to expect to earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the national living wage or their national minimum wage rate over the forthcoming quarter.
  • Where one or both parents are in receipt of benefits in connection with sickness or parenting, they are treated as though they are in paid work.
  • Where one parent (in a couple household) is in receipt or could be entitled to be in receipt of specific benefits related to caring, incapacity for work or limited capability for work that they are treated as though they are in paid work;
    where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’, (ie they are newly self-employed), they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for twelve months in order to qualify for the extended entitlement.
  • If either or both parents’ income exceeds £100,000 they will not be eligible for the extended entitlement.







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