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Government Funding and Fees

We are delighted to offer a variety of payment options for families including vouchers, tax free and government funded childcare. View the Government Childcare Choices website for details on funding.

Three and Four Year olds

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery time each week for 38 weeks of the year. 
  • This free nursery time kicks in from the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • 30 hour funding is available for some families (dependent on circumstances). Please see 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK (
  • For this age group, there is an option for additional paid hours, at £5.50/ hour

Two Year Olds

Some families are eligible to 15 hours free childcare for a two year old, if parents/ carers are in receipt of specified benefits. Please see: 

Paying for your childcare

If you don't have funding, each 3 hour session costs £16.50 for two year olds. 

Employer Childcare Vouchers are accepted here, and we take payment via the Tax Free Childcare scheme, where parents only pay 80% of fees. Please see Tax-Free Childcare - GOV.UK (    

Nursery  Fees are due in advance, payable through a ParentPay  account. Payment is required even if your child misses a session (i.e. you are on holiday or ill) as the fee secures your child’s place.  This is normal practice in childcare services. 

For further advice:

If you have any difficulty identifying which options are best for your circumstances, please contact us:

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