15 and 30 hours funding

Universal 15 hours

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours per week of free early education or childcare a year.

Here at Harvills Hawthorn Nursery, this is taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year.

You can start claiming after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday When you can claim

1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

The patterns of attendance that we offer are outlined below.

Morning session: 8:45am – 11:45am, Monday to Friday

Afternoon session: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday

In addition, some eligible families will be entitled to 30 hours per week provision.

These sessions will run from 8:45am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

A charge will be made for the 45-minute lunchtime period.

30-hour funding

In addition to the Universal 15-hour places, we also offer 30-hour places to eligible families. To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year.

You can check your eligibility at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

You can claim 30 hour funding the term AFTER your child’s 3rd birthday.

You will need to apply the term in which they turn 3 as the cut-off dates to obtain your 30-hour code are 31st August 30th March and 31st August.

Our 30-hour places are Monday – Friday 9am-3pm for 38 weeks of the year.