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Waterloo Road Pre-school fee’s and funding information

We currently charge £4.70 per hour.

Entitlements-We accept 2,3 and 4 year old funding


2 year old entitlement

Some 2-year-olds are eligible for 15 hours free childcare, for example if you are working or in receipt of certain benefits. The 2 year old entitlement is 15 per hours per week term time.


3 and 4 year old entitlement

The term after your child has turned 3 years old the government will fund part-time Early Years entitlement places for 3 and 4 year olds. This is called UNIVERSAL ENTITLEMENT. This entitlement is up to 15 hours per week during term time.

  • If your child is born between the 1st April and the 31st August, funding can be claimed from the 1st September - Autumn funding period.

  • If your child is born between the 1st September and the 31st December, funding can be claimed from the 1st January - Spring funding period.

  • If your child is born between the 1st January and the 31st March, funding can be claimed from 1st April – Summer funding period.


30 hours funding entitlement

In addition to the universal entitlement, from September 2017 your child may be eligible to receive an additional 15 hours per week. This is called EXTENDED INTITLEMENT. This means that your child could be eligible for 30 hours free childcare per week term time.  

More information is available within our Fees Policy.


Tax free childcare

You may be eligible to get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. If you are entitled to Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider via an online account which you can then use to pay for your approved childcare.

To check what help you may be eligible for towards childcare costs and to find out how to apply for any of the above entitlements please follow the link to the childcare choices website:

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