Sessions are as follows, term time only:
8.45 am – 11.45 am
11.45 am – 2.45 pm
Funded sessions are available or sessions cost £16.00.
Entitlement to a Free Early Education place does not offer a guarantee of a place at any one provider or a particular pattern of delivery.
15 hours of funding is 5 sessions. This could be every morning or every afternoon, or 2 and a half days or a combination.
30 hours of funding is 10 sessions, which would be all day, 5 days a week.
Find out more about nursery funding here
Extended hours sessions can be booked as and when required
8am–8.45am at £4.50
2.45pm–4pm at £8.00
Free for 2s funding
Some 2 year olds can get up to 15 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. Find out if you are eligible for Free for 2s funding here
WHEN THEY CAN CLAIM FROM
1st January to 31st March
The beginning of the term on or after the 1st April
1st April to 31st August
The beginning of the term on or after 1st September
1st September to 31st December
The beginning of the term on or after 1st January
Children can start nursery before they become eligible for funding, but you will have to pay their fees, which are currently £14.00 per session.
All 3 and 4 year olds can have up to 15 hours of free childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year. Find out more about Universal funding for 3 & 4 year olds here
30 hours funding
Eligible working families can have an additional 15 hours of free childcare each week for 38 weeks a year. To qualify, each parent (or sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn on average the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week and no more than £100,000 a year. You must confirm your eligibility every 3 months from the date you applied to receive the extra hours. You must also reconfirm your code even if your child has not yet started their 30 hour place.
Find out more about 30 hours funding for working parents