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Government Funding (15 or 30 hrs)

Currently all 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for 570 hours of government funded childcare a year, which is broken down to 15 hours each week over 38 weeks of the year, starting the term following their third birthday (see table below).


Month of 3rd Birthday

Funding Available From

January, February or March

Summer Term (after the Easter holidays)

April, May, June, July or August

Autumn Term (after the summer holidays)

September, October,

November or December

Spring Term (after the Christmas holidays)


From September 2017 many working parents of 3 to 4 year olds in England will be eligible for a total of 30 hours of funded childcare. Not every child will be eligible for the 30 hours, but everyone will still receive the 15 hours funded childcare that is currently available.

Further information and how to apply for the additional hours of childcare can be found at the Childcare Choices website, (see below for link)


Please note that Parents/Carers should apply for the 30 hrs funding code during the term that their child turns 3 so that funding can begin at the start of the following term.


At St Peter’s C of E Academy we propose that we will be able to offer the full 30 hours funded childcare for 38 weeks per year, which is equivalent to school term times.


St Peters C of E Academy are currently offering the following option for 30 hrs funded sessions: (subject to review & change)

Mon – Fri, term time only

8.30 am – 11.30 am (3 hrs funded morning session)

8.30 am – 12.30 pm (3 hrs funded morning session with 1 hr optional funded/fees lunch club add on)*

8.30 am – 3.30 pm (7 hrs funded full day session)


*hot school dinner (£1.60 dinner fees apply) or packed lunch


Information from the Government about Childcare Costs
Nursery Education Funding Information (15 and 30 hours)

30hr/15hr Funding Claim Form

Please complete the form below and return to preschool staff the term before the start of your claim.