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15 Hours Funding

Children aged 3 and over benefit from Nursery Education Funding the term after their 3rd birthday. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).

Children falling into this age bracket are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. At Little Ripley we offer stretched funding over 52 weeks of the year meaning that you get an equal reduction in your fees all year round.

All free hours are deducted from invoices. Please speak to the nursery manager with any questions regarding funding.

30 Hours

All of The Little Ripley Day Nurseries offer the new 30 hours Government entitlement for eligible families. If you are eligible, you will be entitled to 30 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year from the term following your child’s 3rd birthday.

As with all our funding, we can stretch the 30 hours over 52 weeks of the year meaning that you get an equal reduction in your fees all year round.

You can find out if your eligible for 30 hours funding by visiting Childcare Choices

Free Childcare For 2 Year Olds

Some 2-year-olds can also receive 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year.

This can also be stretched over 52 weeks of the year meaning that you get an equal reduction in your fees all year round.

Childcare Vouchers & Tax-Free Childcare

At Little Ripley we accept payments using all of the childcare voucher schemes. The government has now introduced their own scheme called Tax-Free Childcare, which we also accept at all our nurseries. You can find out if your eligible for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting Childcare Choices