Funding

2 year olds
The local authority have enabled families to access limited free Early Years Provision for two year olds. To access this funding families need to meet a certain criteria, if the criteria is met and there is sufficient funding available your child will be able to access up to 15 hours Government grant funding. Please see the Centre Manager for more information.

3 years to 5 years Universal Funding
From the term after your child’s third birthday your child is entitled to receive 11.5 or 15 hours of free provision.

  • Funding is available term time (38 weeks @ a maximum of 15 hours per week)

or

  • Stretched funding (50 weeks @ a maximum of 11.5 hours per week)
  • Funding can be accessed within 2 provisions but can’t be more than the overall entitlement.
  • A Declaration form will need to be completed for the start of each new term to confirm the number of grant funded hours they wish to access at the Centre. A Privacy Notice will be given alongside this form to inform you how the information you have given us will be used in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998.

3 years to 5 years Extended Funding

Some children after their third birthday may be eligible to access up to 30 hours funding.
Eligibility: Both parents must be working, or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family and each parent earns on average
A weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage: and
Less than £100,000 per year

  • Funding is available term time (38 weeks @ a maximum of 30 hours per week)

or

  • Stretched funding (50 weeks @ a maximum of 23 hours per week)

Please note: Spaces are limited for 30 hours funded children, please see our funding policy for further details.

Check eligibility for 30 hour funding

 We offer a variety of sessions which incorporates the free provision entitlement, some session times can vary from those below and individual cases will be calculated on their own merit. Any additional hours are calculated at the hourly rate in line with our Over 2’s fee structure.

Meals are charged accordingly (Meals are optional and for some a lunch box option is preferred however if a child attends for lunch and tea we recommend a cooked meal to ensure a balanced diet).

Please contact the Centre manager to discuss your childcare needs and to make the most of the funding provision.