Applying for a pre-school place

Funding

We are registered for the Governments 15 and 30 hours funding scheme and also for Tax-Free Childcare.

Two year funding – from the term after their 2nd birthday

Predominantly this is for;

  • Families in England, receiving some forms of support
  • Up to 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • Some families will be sent a ‘postcard’ from Southampton City Council if their child is entitled

Please click the button below for further information and eligibility criteria:

Two Year Old Funding

15 Hours funding

  • For all families in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • Up to 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks

To find out more, please click the button below:

Three Year Old Funding


30 Hours funding

  • For working families in England – Government criteria applies
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children – from the term after their 3rd birthday
  • Up to 30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks

To find out more, please click the button below:

30 Hours Funding

Our Fees

Session (2 year old): £19.75
Session (3/4 year old): £18.75

Lunch Club: £5.00
Per Half an Hour (Morning Club or Afternoon Club): £5.00

*Children are classified as a 2 year old, until the term after their 3rd birthday.*

We ask that parents pay for consumables. These are charged at £7.50 for every 15 hour funded child per week and £15 for every 30 hour funded child per week. Non funded children of any age are charged at 50 pence per hour.

However, did you know you may be able to get help with your childcare costs including consumable charges?

Tax-Free Childcare

For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK:

  • Earning under £100k and working 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage, each
  • Who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
  • With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)
  • For every £8 you pay into an online account, the Government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year (up to £4,000 per child if disabled)

Check out the Childcare Choices website via the button below for more details

Childcare Choices


www.employersforchildcare.org is a charity that offers free confidential advice and the financial support available towards registered childcare costs.

0800 0283008
hello@employersforchildcare.org

"Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to their full potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up."
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