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What the government's 'free' childcare offers

Eastwood Nursery  are pleased to offer funded childcare for all eligible families.

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England currently receive 15 hours per week government funded early education (570 hours per year over 38 weeks). If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to an additional 15 hours funded childcare (30 hours over 38 weeks) which is up to 1,140 hours per year in total.

If eligible you will be entitled to access the funded hours from the beginning of the term following your child’s 3rd birthday. We want to make sure that families of all attendance types can utilise this funding to its full potential. This is why we can stretch the funding across 50 weeks as opposed to the term time 38 week period. This enables part-time families to access more of the funded hours than would otherwise be available to them if restricted under a term time structure. For more information about how this scheme works, please see the government website which outlines the scheme.

Are you eligible for funded hours?

Please see the different criteria on the government website to see if you qualify for funding. If you do you will need to register on the Government Gateway system and request a special code which you give to the Nursery. Please speak to the Nursery Manager if you have any questions and to find out more about our term dates.