From the term after their 3rd birthday, your child will be eligible to claim the 3 and 4 year olds, ‘Early Education Free Entitlement’. For those of you who have not claimed before, this means that you are entitled to 570 hours of free Childcare per year – this is equivalent to 15 hours of free nursery education per week for 38 weeks per year during term time or 11 hours per week over the whole year.
The 30 hours free childcare is subject to an eligibility criteria. Further information is available on the Government’s childcare choices website at: https://www.chilcarechioces.gov.uk. In order to check whether or not you are eligible for the 30 hours of free childcare, the Government have set up the Childcare Calculator which can be accessed at: https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator.
If you would like to use some or all of your funding with us, you are required to complete and sign a Northamptonshire County Council funding form, which will be available to complete in the nursery. You will need to register your child with us and we will need to take a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information on the Free Entitlement.
You can download our Fees here.