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Funding for children aged 2, 3 and 4

3 year old funding

Every child aged 3 years and over is currently entitled to fifteen hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks each year. These free hours can greatly reduce weekly childcare costs.

Please enquire at the Nursery for details on when your child will be eligible, which will be the start of the term following their 3rd birthday, and by how much your fees will be reduced if you take advantage of all the free hours.

Funding details :

15 hours per week over a minimum of 3 days for 38 weeks per year

10 hours maximum per day

12.5 hours maximum over 2 days

New 30 hour funding for 3 year olds is now available

    • The 30-hour / week funding extension is available to families where both parents, or one parent in lone parent households, earn more than the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage
    • The funded hours can be spread over the whole year
    • There is an upper income threshold of 100,000 per parent per year, although couples who earn more than this between them will still be able to access the extension
    • Parents who do not meet the work criteria will continue to access the current universal offer of 15 hours free childcare a week in term time
    • Apply now on the Government website. Your application will be reviewed and if successful you will receive a voucher code which you must bring to the nursery in order to be able to start receiving the additional 15 hours from September 2017.
    • Here is a link to the Government website Childcare Choices


Parents must apply via the HMRC website to see if they are eligible for the 30hrs.
Parents will need to log on to their HMRC account every 3 months to confirm their details have not changed or provide further information if they have, so that their ongoing entitlement can be established by HMRC.
Parents can decide to take the 30hrs either during term time or stretched over the holidays. A maximum of 30hrs can be taken in any one week.
 More information can be found on the East Riding Council website FISH

 If you are unsure whether or nor your circumstances may meet the above criteria, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager, Sarah, who will be more than happy to assist your application process.

2 year old funding

Some 2-year-olds in England can also get 15 hours of free early education.

You must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income not over 16,190
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

    From February 2014, new groups of children have become eligible. These are : -
    • They have a current statement of Special Education Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan; or
    • They receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
    • Their parents receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less than 16,190.
  • Children looked after by a local council are also entitled to a place.

Please enquire at Gable House for further information regarding 2 year old funding.