Fees and Funding


Monday-Friday (2020)

  • Option 1: 09:00-12:00 (£13.20)

  • Option 2: 09:00-13:00 (£17.60)

  • Option 3: 09:00-15:00 (£26.40)

  • Option 4: 09.00-16.00 (£30.80)

  • Option 5: 09.00-17.30 (£37.40)

  • Option 6: 08.00-12.00 (£17.60)

  • Option 7: 08.00-13.00 ( £22.00)

  • Option 8: 08.00-15.00 (£30.80)

  • Option 9: 08.00-16.00 (£35.20)

  • Option 10: 08.00-17.30 (£41.80)

Our fees for this academic year are £4.40 per hour. 


How do I know if my child is entitled to a funded free place?

You may be entitled to a funded free place if:

  • You meet the eligibility criteria also used for free school meals

  • Your family receive working tax credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than 16,190.

  • If you think you may be entitled you can check by visiting the Citizen Portal after your child's second birthday. Once you have registered on the portal, you will be able to put in all the relevant information and the system will advise you if you are eligible.


Children may also be entitled to statutory funding if they meet one of the following:

  • They have a Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a current statement of Special Educational Needs

  • The child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

  • They are in the care of the Local Authority, they have left care through special guardianship order, child arrangements order or an adoption order

Funded 2 Year Old- 15 hours Free Childcare
  • For families in England, receiving some forms of support

  • With 2-year-old children

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks

  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider

  • Some providers will allow you  to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week

Free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to Funded Early Education and can use childminders, pre-school playgroups, nurseries or children's centres who are registered with Gloucestershire County Council to deliver nursery education.


About this funding:

  • The entitlement is for 15 hours per week over a minimum of 38 weeks in the year.

  • The minimum length of a session is 2 hours and the maximum is 10 hours in any one day.

  • Entitlement can be stretched over more than 38 weeks if you use fewer than 15 hours per week. This would be negotiated with your childcare provider.

  • Children must remain in the provision for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to be eligible for the funding. Please note that you if you remove your child before the qualifying period, you will be liable for all costs incurred.


When is your child eligible?:

You can start claiming free early education from the term following your child's 3rd birthday.

Child's birthday 1 January to 31 March

  • Funding entitlement starts Summer term (April)

Child's birthday 1 April to 31 August

  • Funding entitlement starts Autumn term (September)

Child's birthday 1 September to 31 December

  • Funding entitlement starts Spring term (January)

30 Hour Funding
  • If eligible, you're entitled to an extra 570 hours of free childcare a year to use flexibly, so 1140 hours in total.

  • You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

  • You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

Tax-Free Childcare
  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)

  • For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.

For  More Information: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

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