Funded Places

Funded Places

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.

For more information and to check eligibility visit: Please visit


What Parents Say

Of all the nurseries I saw, Creative Explorers Day Nursery stood out for me because it was warm, friendly and caring. My daughter started there at age 13 months until she was over 3 years old. She bonded well with the staff who were attentive and showed genuine care. They use Tapestry, the online journal,
which was a great way to communicate with parents and to get a sense of what they do at the nursery. She loved all the activities and formed close friendships with other children. We were sad to say goodbye.

Saima D

Wonderful nursery. My toddler loved his time there and we’re sad to leave. The staff are caring and affectionate and have a genuine bond with the children. Activities are always fun and varied, with lots of outdoor play.

Mary B

Lovely and very caring staff. It’s amazing to see that they manage to keep all children so happy all of the time. Great indoor facilities with a little playground nearby outside.

Nicole B

Baby & Toddler

Address: 18 Gisburn Road
London N8 7BS

Pre School

Address: Rear of 101 Tottenham Lane
Broad Lane
London N8 9BG


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