So we are guessing right now you have heard all the hype, 30 hours for working parents right?

We know theres not much information around.

So here's the basics.

Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare: 

They must earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months. 

This equates to £115 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £111.20 a week (or c.£5,700 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old. 


This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract. 


The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work. 


Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave. 


 Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work. 


 Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months. 


 If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds. 

We are currently reserving spaces for children as of now ready for September, some of which have already been reserved.

If you are interested please complete the form and one of our team will call or email to arrange a visit to the nursery and discuss your options.

Every other local nursery intends to charge additional top ups (our local competitor charges £34 per day and others are doing similar)

To book with us there’s no extra costs, in fact we give you an HOUR FREE each week!!

The stretched funding works out at 24 hours, you can book 25 with us at no extra cost!!


You only pay for any hours you do over the 25 per week.


So for example 7.30 – 12.30pm every day is FREE!

1pm– 6.00pm every day is FREE!

7.30 – 6pm 3 days per week = 25 hours + 8 chargeable hours = £44 p/w

Full time place (55 hours) = £165 p/w (Full time places include free meals and snacks)


HOWEVER we only have 16 places we can offer, so this is a first come first served opportunity! So be quick in letting us know.

To guarantee a place in pre-school you will need to let us know asap, so even if you are in babies please let us know now so we can reserve your place for the future.


This is how we do it....


child care for 3 year olds, apply here