Government Funded Places

Government Nursery Education Funding

We receive Nursery Education Funding for eligible 2-year olds (to start the term after their 2nd birthday) for a maximum of 15 hours per week, (38 weeks per year).

From September 2024 this funding will also be available to eligible babies over 9 months. Your child becomes eligible for funding the term after they are 9 months.

Nursery Education Funding is accessible for all 3-4 year olds the term after they turn 3  for 15 hours per week  and for eligible 3 and 4 year olds  for 30 hours per week.

For more information on funding please visit:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk   or speak to the nursery manager.

Please note that any meals taken, or hours booked in addition to your Nursery Education Funding will be privately invoiced as per the nursery price list. Trips or activities will also be charged privately.

We offer the Nursery Education Funding to be taken either:

  • during term time only (38 weeks per year) as 15 hrs/ 30 hrs per week (the 30 hours depends on eligibility), or
  • in some of our nurseries, stretched throughout the year, receiving fewer hours per week but covering some of the school holidays, please speak to your Nursery Manager for further information.

NURSERY EDUCATION FUNDING for ALL families in England

Children aged 3-4 years.  Available the term after third birthday

  •  15 hours of childcare for 38 weeks (570 hours per year) for all 3-4 year olds
  • An additional 15 hours of childcare for 38 weeks of the year for eligible 3-4 year olds

Children aged 2 years.  Available for eligible children the term after they turn 2

  • 15 hours of childcare or early education for 38 weeks (up to 570 hours per year)

From Sept 2024 – Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months old.

From Sept 2025 – Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school