Government Funded places

Each child is eligible the term after their 3rd birthday, for the universal 570 hours of funded education, which can be offered as ‘Nil cost’ 3 hours sessions, during the 38 Term Time weeks, or flexibly as an enhanced stretched offer of 570 hours over 50 weeks, by accessing an ‘enhanced offer’ nursery session of your choice.

We offer a large variety of ‘Enhanced Offer’ nursery sessions of choice, over and above the basic government funded provision. Additional charges for these sessions, cover additional services, equipment, crafts and resources used for gifts that children prepare to take home i.e. Mother’s or Father’s day, and other specific activities that the nursery buys in specifically for children. These sessions are fully ‘inclusive’ of snacks and meals throughout the session of choice.

Parents are not obliged to take up ‘Enhanced Offer’ sessions with additional hours and services and can access funded only ‘NIL COST’ sessions.

A further 570 hours of extended entitlement childcare for eligible families became available from September 2017, giving eligible children 1140 hours a year.

The eligibility criteria for this is on the governments website. It is the parents responsibility to check eligibility through HMRC as then provide an eligibility code to nursery for code verification, prior to being able to take up the extended offer. Extended stretched entitlement is offered as 22.8 hours over 50 weeks of the year.

Children may access some or all of their funded entitlement with us. Children attending 2 settings, can split their entitlement 15/30 between the two settings.

NIL COST Sessions.

08.30am – 11.30am    (3 hours)

12.30pm – 3.30pm      (3 hours)

NIL COST places and our varied ‘Enhanced Offer’ places are listed in our Admissions Policy and Fee list and Handbook.

We have lots of choices to use funded hours out of our different full day options.

Please enquire for details.