2 Years Old Funding
2 Year old funding is awarded by the government at 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. We also offer stretched funding, as an option, which means you receive 11.18 hours of funding for 51 weeks of the year. Stretched funding is only available if your child attends above the funded hours which will be charged at our sessional rate that can be found in fees.
The criteria for two year old funding can be found at the following link - https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds
Apply Here: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/early-years-and-childcare/help-with-childcare-costs/early-education-funding-for-2-year-olds
15 hours Universal funding
All families in England regardless of their income are entitled to the 3-4 year old funding. This is available the term after their 3rd birthday. The funding can be accessed at 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year or there is an option to stretch the funding at 11.18 hours per week for 51 weeks of the year. Stretched funding can only be used if your child is attending additional hours to the funding which will be charged at the standard fees listed on the fee page. There is no need to apply for the universal funding as we do the work for you.
30 hours free childcare
Depending on your financial income you may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare on top of the universal 15 hours. 30 hours free childcare is income assessed the criteria can be found on the childcare choices website. 30 hours childcare is available for 38 weeks of the year and we also have the option to stretch the funding at 22.35 hours a week. I you would like to stretch the funding your child must attend nursery for more than the funded hours and fees will charged for the additional hours.
Apply Here: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare?utm_source=childcarechoices&utm_medium=microsite
Tax Free Childcare
Tax free childcare is for working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled). For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. This will then be paid directly to the nursery account to contribute towards your monthly bill.
Apply Here https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare?utm_source=childcarechoices&utm_medium=microsite