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Government Funding

About Government funding for your child at our Nurseries

Government Funding for Nursery Education Entitlement Policy

  • Each 3 and 4 year old child becomes eligible to receive Government Funded Nursery Education from the term after their third birthday, until they go to school
  • Universal entitlement for all is 15 hours per week, for 38 weeks of the year (Term time only)
  • Some families may also be entitled to claim for an additional 15 extended hours per term time week
  • To check your 30 hour eligibility, visit the www.childcarechoices.gov.uk well in advance of the term start

  • Parent declaration forms must be fully completed and handed back into us with:-
  • an 11 digit eligibility code issued by the government to prove eligibility for 30 hours (if applicable)
  • and a copy of your child’s birth certificate must been given
  • We limit the number of childcare places available for 30 hours and term time only so please check
  • At present, we require that children must attend a minimum of two full or 2 half day sessions per week
  • Free entitlement may be split across 2 registered providers
  • The free entitlement portion will be shown as zero cost on the monthly invoice
  • Funding does not apply to 7.30am early drop offs only between 8am-6pm
  • Contracted hours must be full days (8am-6pm) or half days only (AM 8am-1pm or PM 1pm-6pm) and parents may drop off and collect any time within those hours-no shorter/flexible sessions are permitted
  • We only grant 3 funded hours per am or pm session so that parents must pay for the remaining 2 hours per session at the current rate of £6.40 per hour
  • This rate includes all snacks and meals, sports and drama classes and a book bag for each new starter
  • Non free entitlement sessions will be charged at the standard rates (ie: outside of term time)
  • A term time only contract will be subject to a monthly supplement of £10
  • Local RBWM and DoE policies, procedures and guidelines will be followed and the relevant forms completed accordingly