Funding Information

Understanding the cost of day care, and what type of funding you are eligible for shouldn’t be time consuming. We’ve put together this page to help and on our individual settings “Fee’s and forms” pages, you’ll find our handy cost calculator. The first of its kind!

Here is some information on funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Our settings have many outstanding and unique qualities that are best seen in person, we recommend booking a visit to come and have a look and we can discuss funding and pricing options in person.

Childcare funding for 2 year olds

If you have a 2 year old, there may be funding available to help with childcare costs.

To be eligible, the parents of the child must be in receipt of and able to provide proof of one of the following benefits:

    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit Child tax credit or Working tax credit with an annual gross income into the household that is no more than £16,190

Also eligible are children who:

    • Are looked after by a local council
    • Have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
    • Have an Education, Health and Care plan
    • Receive Disability Living Allowance.

Childcare funding for 3 and 4 year olds

If you have a 3 or 4 year old, there is funding available to help with childcare costs.

All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 funded hours per week, following the term after their third birthday.

Eligible children can also claim up to 30 funded hours.

Find out if you are eligible by clicking here to view the criteria provided by the Department of Education.

The link also takes you to the HMRC application page. In order to continue receiving 30 hours funding, HMRC request that you log in and check that your details are up to date every three months.

If this is not done, you may continue to access your 30 hours funding for a limited period of time (known as a grace period) and then your funding will come to an end.

To find out more and check to see if you are eligible, you can access more information here:

Sholing & Peartree
Southampton City Council

Fawley & Waterlooville
Hampshire County Council