Funding Choices

All of our Spring Nurseries accept funding to help you access the childcare you need. Below are just some of the childcare funding choices we accept. You can also use childcare grants with us if you are a full-time student in higher education.

Funding in England and Wales

Tax-free Childcare

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK
  • Earning under £100k and at least £142 per week (equal to 16 hours at the
  • National Minimum or Living Wage) each
  • Who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
  • With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)
  • For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year

2 Year Old Funding – 15 Hours Free

  • 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.

3 & 4 Year Old Funding – 15 Hours

  • For all families in England
  • With 3 and 4-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

3 & 4 Year Old Funding – 30 Hours

  • For working families in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • 30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider

To find out more information and check which childcare choices you are eligible for, please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Funding in Scotland

Funded early learning and childcare (ELC) is available to all three and four year olds and eligible two year olds. From August 2021, the entitlement will increase to 1,140 hours a year (30 hours a week if taken term time).