15 hours funded childcare and 30 funded childcare
Creative Explorers is a Government approved provider for funded nursery education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
- All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible to receive 15 hours of universal funded nursery education across 38 weeks of the year (term time) from the term after their 3rd birthday.
- Some 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for an additional 15 hours funding to make 30 hours in total across 38 weeks of the year (term time) from the term after their 3rd birthday.
- Some 2 year olds whose families receive some form of Government support are also eligible for 15 hours funded childcare across 38 weeks of the year (term time).
Creative Explorers is a full time nursery open 51 weeks of the year meaning our funded hours are stretched across the full year. This means that families receive the following funded hours per week:
- 15 hours funding for 2, 3 and 4 years olds – roughly 11.4 hours per week across 51 weeks
- 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 years olds – roughly 22.8 hours per week across 51 weeks
Parents are then charged a wrap-around fee for additional hours attended outside of the funded hours. The wrap-around fee also includes the cost of consumables, resources and meals, which is not covered by the basic Government funding.
Parents will be invoiced monthly, in advance and the funded hours will be deducted from their invoice.
We also offer a small number of fully funded spaces for those families struggling to cover the cost of childcare. These sessions are on a first come first served basis and are often dependent on the sessions available. There is an additional charge of £4 per session for consumable, resources and meals.