Children's Funding Entitlement and Eligibility

All three and four year olds are eligible to access 15 hours (570 hours per year) of funded nursery education per week over 38 weeks of the year.  However, from September 2017 the Government extended the free childcare offer for eligible three and four year olds from 15 hours to 30 hours per week (1140 hours per year) for 38 weeks of the year. 

To qualify for the additional hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single family) will need to earn, on average a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours per week at national minimum wage, on less than £100,000 per year.  If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the additional 15 hours of free childcare, you may pay for extra sessions over and above the initial 15 hours of free childcare.  Please contact the school office for further information.  This extended childcare offer is flexible and you can use it to suit the needs of your family.  However, you may of course simply access the core 15 hours of free childcare per week.