Elmstead Nursery


Children have an entitlement to fifteen hours free Nursery education per week from the term after their third birthday. If a child attends more than 15 hours a week they are charged at an hourly rate of £4.00.


30 Hour Funding Entitlement

From September 2017, working parents will be able to claim up to 30 hours of funding. To be eligible, both parents/carers have to be working, each of whom need to be earning at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage. Further details on eligibility can be found here.


If your child is three and you think you may be eligible, you can make your application by going to https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow and following the links.


The letter sent to parents regarding the 30 hour funding entitlement can be found here.


Younger children aged 2 ½ to 3 years are welcome to attend all sessions except lunchtimes and the cost of a session is £10.00.


We charge 25p per morning and afternoon session snack money.


2 Year Old Funding


We are now registered to offer funded places for 2 year olds. Up to 15 hours per week of free early education entitlement is available for children whose families are on low income or receiving certain benefits.


For more information, call the Family Information Service on 0800 055 6874.


If you think you are eligible to receive this funding, please contact Tessa in the office who will help you with your application.