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3 & 4 Year Old funding information

The term after every child's 3rd birthday, they are entitled to receive 15 hours fully funded early education.


Some children may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare;


If you are working

you can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner) are:

* In work

* On sick leave or annual leave

* On parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave


If you are on parental leave, you cannot apply for the child you're on leave for.


If you are not currently working

You may still be eligible if your partner is working and you receive certain benefits.  Please see for further information on eligibility.


To apply you need to complete an online application;


Once you have registered and are eligible, you will receive a code that needs to be given to the nursery manager who will process your application and let you know if sessions are available. 


Your application must be completed prior to the cut off date to ensure your child can start the term after their 3rd birthday (please ask for the cut off dates for your child's starting term)


You will be prompted to re-apply every 3 months to ensure your ongoing eligibility. 


If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact the nursery manager.