Fees & Funding

Free childcare and education for 3 to 4-year-olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England receive 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It is usually taken as 15 hours per week x 38 weeks of the year (term time) but we stretch the free entitlement for the full year.

When you can start claiming

The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March The beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August The beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December The beginning of term on or after 1 January

Your child was born on 15 February 2014. You can receive free childcare when the next term starts after 1 April 2017.


The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider.

It stops once your child starts reception class in a state school.

If you have any queries about free entitlement please contact the Nursery Manager for more information.

Our Nursery Fees

Click the button below to download a PDF of our Full Rate Fees for 2017.