Elmstead Nursery


Children have an entitlement to fifteen hours free Nursery education per week from the term after their third birthday. If a funded child attends more than 15 hours a week they are charged at an hourly rate of £5.00 as are non funded children.


30 Hour Funding Entitlement

Working parents can claim up to 30 hours of funding if both parents/carers work the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage. Further details on eligibility can be found here.


If your child is three and you think you may be eligible, you can make your application by going to https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow and following the links.


The letter sent to parents regarding the 30 hour funding entitlement can be found here.


Younger children aged 2½ to 3 years are welcome to attend all sessions and lunchtimes if space and staffing allow.  The cost of a session is £12.50 (lunchtime session £7.50).


We charge 25p per morning and afternoon session for snack.


2 Year Old Funding


We are registered to offer funded places for 2½ year olds. Up to 15 hours per week of free early education entitlement is available for children whose families are on low income or receiving certain benefits.


For more information, call the Family Information Service on 0800 055 6874.


If you think you are eligible to receive this funding, please contact Ciara in the office who will help you with your application.