Government Funding... All 3 to 4-year-olds in England are currently eligible to receive 570 hours of funded early education per year.
At The Old Railway House, this is currently delivered via the stretched model, as a maximum of 12 hours per week, over 48 weeks of the year (as we are not a term-time nursery).
Some 2-year-olds are also eligible for funding - however this is subject to criteria set by the Government. Information about 2-year-old funding can be found here (we have limited 2-year old funded places available which we offer on a first-come first-served basis, with existing parents given priority).
At The Old Railway House, we try to cater to our parents' varying needs when it comes to funding, please have a chat with our Nursery Manager Clare to find out options for how you can access funding at our setting.
30 Hours... Some three year olds are eligible for an additional 15 hour extended funding entitlement, meaning many children can access up to 30 hours of funded early education per year. The additional hours are subject to an eligibility criteria, which you can find out more about here.
Along with the 30 hours initiative, the government introduced a scheme called 'Tax Free Childcare'.
You can now find straight forward explanations of both schemes via the government-led website 'Childcare Choices'. This website allows you to sign up to tax free childcare, and find out if you will be eligible for the 30 hours funding.
You can also use the website's 'Childcare Calculator' to quickly find out which other childcare assistance offers are available to you.
Please read this Information Pack to find out what is available to you via the childcare service.
If you have any queries about funding at The Old Railway House Nursery, please do not hesitate to speak to our Nursery Manager.