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3 Year Old Funded Places

All children aged 3 years are provided with 15 hours free childcare by the government, the funding starts from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. If you are a working parent then you might also be eligible for an additional 15 hours funding and if eligible, you will be able to access the 30 hours funding at Sidcop Nursery.

When can my child start?

Please see the information below, which shows when your child would be able to access their funding.

If your child’s birthday is between:

  • 1st April – 31st August. Your child would start in the Autumn Term in September
  • 1st Sept – 31st December. Your child would start Spring Term in January.
  • 1st Jan – 31st March. Your child would start Summer Term in April.

How to apply.

If you are only eligible for the 15 hours funding, please contact us to arrange a visit to come along to Sidcop Nursery to register your child. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you think you might be eligible for the 30 hours funding then please follow this link: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ This will provide you with more information and will allow you to apply for the 30 hours funding, if you make an application and are eligible, please make a note of your eligibility code and mention you have this when contacting us.

2 Year Old Free Places.

The government is funding 15 hours of free childcare to a number of 2 year olds – Terms and conditions apply. 

Please go to the following link: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ This link will provide you with all of the information that you will need and you will be able to go through the application process and see if you are eligible to receive 15 hours funding. If you are eligible, please make a note of your funding code and mention you have this when contact us at Sidcop Nursery.

If eligible, when can my child start?

Please see the information below, which shows when your child would be able to access their funding.

If your child’s birthday is between:

  • 1st April – 31st August. Your child would start in the Autumn Term in September
  • 1st Sept – 31st December. Your child would start Spring Term in January.
  • 1st Jan – 31st March. Your child would start Summer Term in April.
For more information, or to visit Sidcop Nursery, please give us a call on 01226 717 312
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