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Childcare Funding



15 Universal hours


This free entitlement for eligible 2-year olds and all 3-4-year olds from the government allows all children to have access to high quality early years provision to help them reach their full potential. It offers free provision from the term following the child’s third birthday up until the reach school age. This free entitlement equates to 15 hours a week, over a minimum 38 weeks of the year, with flexibility over the sessions available to help meet parent’s needs, 40% of children nationally are also entitled to free care from the term following the child's second birthday.





15 extended hours ( 30 hours of funding )


A further 15hours is offered to working families of 3-and 4-year olds, you need to check if you are eligible but parents can usually get 30 hours if you or your partner are both in work and each are earning at least the National Minimum Wage for 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 per annum. Parents can check at 






Tax credits 


Tax Credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs based on your families circumstances, you may be able to access help with childcare costs if you are working a minimum of 16 hours/ a week for further information and eligibility, check online with 





Childcare Vouchers 


We are happy to accept childcare vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their employees. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment.