FUNDING

The way your funding works

KCC fund for a maximum of 38 weeks and this equates to 570 hours a year for universal and 1140 hours for extended entitlement. 

We offer the funding during term time over 38 weeks at a maximum of 15 hours/30 hours per week known as non-stretched funding.

As we are open all year round we also offer parents the option to stretch their funding throughout the year over 48 weeks at a maximum of 12 hours/24 hours per week this is known as stretched funding.

Anything over your funding allowance is chargeable, see our fees structure.

FF2 Free for 2 funded places

Some families are eligible for FF2 funding.  All Free for 2 funded children are entitled to 15 hours per week of funding over 38 weeks or 12 hours per week stretched over 48 weeks which can be used between the hours of 8am - 6pm.  If you require additional hours per week these would be charged at our flat rate of £5 per hour.

3 & 4 year old 15 hours universal entitlement

All 3 & 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours per week of early education the term after their 3rd birthday. Funded children are entitled to 15 hours per week of funding over 38 weeks or 12 hours per week stretched over 48 weeks which can be used between the hours of 8am - 6pm.  If you require additional hours per week these would be charged at our flat rate of £5 per hour.

30 Hours extended entitlement

If you and your partner work 16 hours or more per week and earn under £100,000 PA each you may qualify for 30 hours per week of free entitlement.  Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to see if you are eligible.  If you are eligible you will receive a code which you need to give to us to validate.  Children  whose parents qualify for the extended entitlement can access 30 hours per week of funding over 38 weeks or 24 hours per week stretched over 48 weeks which can be used between the hours of 8am - 6pm.  If you require additional hours per week these would be charged at our flat rate of £5 per hour.

Childs Birthday - When you can claim

1 Jan- 31 Mar                           The beginning of term on or after 1 Apr (Term 5)

1 Apr - 31 Aug                          The beginning of term on or after 1 Sep (Term 1)

1 Sep - 31 Dec                          The beginning of term on or after 1 Jan (Term 3)


We require a non refundable £30 deposit to secure your child's place payable on registration.