Fees & Availability

Funding information

Childcare funding for 2 year olds

We are approved to accept two year old funding

If your child is 2 years old, there may be funding available to help with childcare costs for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks a year.

For further details on two year funding please see the links below

For Penguin, Spoonbill, Skylark, Seahawk and Swan

For Peacock, Puffin and Pipit


Childcare funding for 3 and 4 year olds

If your child is 3 or 4 year old, there is funding available to help with childcare costs.

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 funded hours per week, following the term after their third birthday.

Eligible children can also claim up to 30 funded hours.

From the beginning of the term following your child’s third birthday your child will be entitled to claim up to 30 funded hours for 38 weeks of the year.  Government funding is meant to cover the delivery of early education and care only.

Find out if you are eligible by viewing the criteria provided by the Department of Education.

The link also takes you to the HMRC application page. In order to continue receiving 30 hours funding, HMRC request that you log in and check that your details are up to date every three months.

To find out more and check to see if you are eligible, you can access more information below:

For Penguin, Spoonbill, Skylark, Seahawk and Swan

For Peacock, Puffin and Pipit


Childcare vouchers

We accept all recognised childcare vouchers as way of part or full payment of fees. Unfortunately, this payment option is only available if you are already signed up to Childcare Vouchers scheme due to the Government closing the scheme to new entrants on the 4th October 2018.

Childcare vouchers have been replaced by Tax Free Childcare


Tax Free Childcare

Tax-free childcare is a government scheme that allows all eligible parents of children under 12 – or 17, if your child has a disability – to open an online account to pay for childcare. For every £80 you pay in, the government will pay in an extra £20.

You can save up to £10,000 in a tax-free childcare account (£8000 that you’ve paid in, plus £2000 that the government has paid in) or up to £20,000 (£16,000 that you’ve paid in, plus £4000 that the government has paid in) if your child has a disability.

The eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare is broadly the same as for the 30-hour offer. You can only use Tax-Free Childcare to pay registered childcare providers.

Please note, if you choose to pay via this method, you cannot also pay with childcare vouchers. You can also pay via this method if you are self-employed.  

More information is available at the government’s Childcare Choices website.