Funding

We accept 15 hours and 30 hours* Early Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.


15 hours Early Education Funding for 2 year olds is offered to families meeting a certain criteria. This can be taken 38 weeks a year during school term times only or stretched over the whole year.

The below table shows the term your child will be eligible for funding based on their date of birth.

A child born in the period Will become eligible for a place
1 January to 31 March (inclusive) The start of Term 5 following their second Birthday (after April holiday)
1 April to 31 August (inclusive) The start of Term 1 following their second birthday (after Summer holiday)
1 September to 31 December (inclusive) The start of Term 3 following their second birthday (after Christmas/New Year holiday)

Please ask our Nursery Manager for details or follow the links for up to date information:
https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds
https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

All children who are 3 years old are entitled to Early Education Funding starting the term after their third birthday. They are entitled to 15 or 30 funded hours* a week, this can be taken 38 weeks a year during school term times only or stretched out over the whole year.

The below table shows the term your child will be eligible for funding based on their date of birth. They are eligible until they reach compulsory school age at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, unless on a roll at school.

A child born in the period Will become eligible for a place
1 January to 31 March (inclusive) The start of term 5 following their third birthday (after April holiday)
1 April to 31 August (inclusive) The start of term 1 following their third birthday (after Summer holiday)
1 September to 31 December (inclusive) The start of Term 3 following their third birthday (after Christmas/New Year holiday).

* Subsidy rate may not be applied.

Please ask our Nursery Manager for details or follow this link for up to date information.
https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Email:info@alpha-nurseries.co.uk

Registered Office: 59 Crabbe Street, Ipswich, IP4 5HS