It is not always easy to find out what funding you are entitled to, so we have laid out a simple description of what funding is available and when it could apply to your child.

Important notes

  • Funded Hours  DO NOT cover charges for meals or sundry costs (for example nappies, wipes, resources)

  • Funding only applies for 38 weeks of the year (term time only)

Under 2 years








2-3 Years of age

Funding granted for children where the parents are on income support. This is applied for through your local council.  You can find out more, and check your eligibility by clicking the link below.

3-4 Years - (Universal)

15 hours of funding given to all 3 and 4 year old children for 38 weeks of the year

3-4 Years (Extended)

A further 15 hours given in addition to the universal. Both parents need to by employed and each earning under £100k p/a

Tax Free Childcare

The government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay us. Parents need to be working, and eligibilty does have some income criteria

This can be used at nursery for all age groups. Dependant on the criteria, it can work with the additional 30 hours to cover any wraparound care