30 hour Nursery Provision

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Applying for funding

It is parent/carers responsibility to apply for funding. To access funding for you child please visit the website address below as soon as possible.


All offers of 30 hours free entitlement are subject to confirmation of eligibility.

Apply for 30 hour childcare

Understanding the dates for the 30 hour code

When you use the Early Years Provider Hub to check a code is valid there will be some dates included in the result:

  •  Validity Start Date: this is the date the parent was issued with the code by HMRC
  •  Validity End Date: this is the date the parent must reconfirm their eligibility with HMRC
  •  Grace Period End Date: this is the date up to which a child will be guaranteed a 30 hours place, even if the parent should fall out of eligibility. Grace period end dates will always be the end of term so either: 31 December; 31 March or 31 August.

Children cannot start to receive extended hours in the next term if the grace period end date is showing as the end of the current term.

For more information click the attached link 


All children are entitled to three hours of free Nursery education (Core Offer) between the hours of 8.45am – 11.45pm or 12.15pm – 3.15pm every day. However, for those not eligible for the additional 15 hours, the cost of any additional provision will be chargeable at £5.00 per hour (£75.00/week). Lunch can also be provided at a fixed cost of £2.20 per day (£11.00/week) and will include a hot meal, dessert and a drink. However, you are welcome to send your child in with a packed lunch if you prefer. 

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