30 Hours Funding

At Poppy & Jack’s we understand that childcare is an extra cost that isn’t always easy to cover on your own, but we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be part of our family. Where they can learn and develop at their own pace, experience their own adventures and make friends for life. So please have a look at the 15 and 30 hours government funding available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. 

If you would like to talk to one of our Nursery Managers about the funding, please contact us.

Here are some quick answers, if there are any other questions please contact us. We will be happy to help. 

Am I eligible for the funding?

You can get 30 hours free childcare if you and your partner are in work and earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week.

What funding will I get?

You’ll be entitled to up to 30 hours of funded childcare a week (1,140 hours per year). 

When does my funding start?

If you’re eligible for the funding you’ll receive the 30 hours from the start of the term after your child turns 3 years old. 

When should I apply?

The first term after your child turns 3 years old, you’ll be eligible for the funding. Make sure that you apply early to ensure you have the code before the term starts, you can apply for your code up to 16 weeks before your child’s third birthday.  

How do I apply?

Go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-childcare and fill out all your information. After you’ve submitted your details, you will receive a code, which you will give to us so we can set up your funded hours. 

Will I need to apply again?

Yes, you will be sent a reminder after three months you will have to confirm you’re still eligible for the funding.