Funding Information

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare and education from the term following their 3rd birthday, this is known as the universal offer, you do not have to apply for this as pre-school can do this for you. Some 3 and 4 year olds will also be entitled to the extended offer for up to 30 hors of funded childcare and education each week. The extended hours are available to households where all resident parents are working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week at national minimum/living wage. Parents have to apply for the extended entitlement by applying online at

If you are eligible for the extended hours then you will receive an eligibility code which you can give to us so that we can validate your claim, please note this must be done by the end of the term before the term you wish to claim the hours for (eg: If you want to claim hours starting in January then we must have validated your code before we break up in December)