We accept the 2,3,4 year old Government funding. For those children not currently eligible for the free funding we charge £6.50 an hour (with effect from 1st September 2023). This can be paid by cash, cheque and childcare vouchers. We accept various childcare vouchers please enquire with the office regarding your childcare voucher scheme.
Funded free early learning for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
Free Childcare for 2 year olds
Your 2-year-old can get funded early education and childcare if you
live in England and get one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit – if you and your partner have a combine income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax
- tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
For more information, childcare provider details and access to the Citizen Portal (to check eligibility) please visit Glos Families directory.
Free Childcare for all 3 and 4-year-olds
Every child is entitled to receive 15 hours of free nursery funding from
the term after their 3rd birthday and this will remain in place until the
start of their Reception Year at school.
- What You Can Expect
Each child accessing the 15 hours of childcare is entitled to a total of 570 hours funded education during a year.
- You can take your FUNDED hours either termly (15 hours a week
over 38 weeks) or stretch over the full year (570 over 50 weeks), if available at your chosen childcare provider.
- Sessions cannot be more than 10 hours in any one day between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm, but may vary depending
on the sessions available from your provider.
- You have the choice to only take the FUNDED entitlement hours if that is all you want, and this is completely FREE to you.
- You can choose to use your FUNDED hours at one provider or split the hours between two e.g. a Childminder and a playgroup,
Full eligibility and entitlement details and childcare provider details can be found on the Glos Families directory.
Additional 15 hours of Funded Childcare for Working Families (30 hour entitlement)
You may be able to get up to 30 hours funded childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take). If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to
give to your childcare provider to reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts. This code needs to be checked to retain eligibility and the onus is on the parent to ensure they carry out this action, if you fall out of eligibility and the grace period, you will be liable for the full fees To be eligible for the additional hours, you (and your partner if you have one), must be working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the National Living Wage, live in England, and expect to have an income of less than £100,000 a year (£200,000 per couple).
Full details about eligibility and exceptions to the above can be found by visiting https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ or www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk. Families claiming the additional 15 hours must reconfirm their eligibility every 3 months. Failure to do so will result in parents having to meet the full costs.