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30 hours free childcare now available for 3 and 4 year olds

30 hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

From September 2018 Cranford Primary School will be offering 30 hours Government funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. All 3 & 4 year olds are currently eligible for 15 hours a week government-funded early education the term after they turn 3 years old. But from September 30 hours a week funded early education is available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.

Your child must be aged either 3 or 4 years old. You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.

You can’t get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

How do I apply?

For 15 hours you just need to complete our Application form, but for 30 hours funding you need to apply for an eligibility code, please see details below.

Step 1: Check your eligibility at or the Childcare calculator at

Step 2: Apply for your eligibility code. Once approved you will receive an 11 digit code. This code, your National Insurance number and the child’s date of birth should then be given to us when you apply for a place.

Step 3: Apply for a 15 or 30 hours funded place at Cranford Primary School. Parents must complete an application form and bring it to the office together with the code, personal details and session preference.


Wrap-around Care

If you do not qualify for government funding but still want full-time, quality day care for your child, we are also offering places at our Nursery, our Breakfast Club and our After-School Club at a very competitive price.





Breakfast Club



Full day Nursery Hours


Free with code

or £5.50 per hour after your free 15 hours



£2.00 for lunchtime supervision

£2.35 Hot meal - or bring a packed lunch

Afterschool Club with a snack or drink



Please note: Snacks will be provided throughout the day for your child. Fees: To be paid on the first of every month. If you are eligible for 30 hours free please get your code from this website: