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Funded Places

Free funded places for 3-4 year-olds

From the first term when the child turns 3 years old the government will fund 570 hours per year. This can be morning and afternoon session of 11hours 45mins per week over 48.5 weeks approximately.

Some 2 years old are eligible please see below.

At Fisherfield Childcare we have a variety of sessions:

AM Session 7am – 12.45pm
PM Session 1pm – 6pm
All Day 7am – 6pm

Subject to availability.

Please enquire and our staff will be able happy to assist and inform you of our availability, we can offer more sessions than your free entitlement and these will be deducted from your entitlement and invoiced to you.

For free funded places the council ask you complete a ‘Parental Agreement’ form each term and should you wish to end the agreement please allow one month written notice.

When can you claim?

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

2 year-old children funded places

Some 2 year-olds can have free funded places from the first term when the child turns 2 years old.

The parent or carer must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

Please check with your local council on this link

Attending more than one nursery or club

You may choose to have two providers for your free entitlement, we offer sessions 51 weeks of the year. Please ensure you let us know how much you need Fisherfield Childcare to claim on your behalf.


You may wish for your child to have meal with us and this a great opportunity for them to socialise with other children. There is a charge for the home cooked styled meal or you might prefer pack lunches.

This was correct at the time of writing and written in good faith, please refer to for the latest information.

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