Funding

We are pleased to announce that Marshmallows are offering the 30 hours funded child care.

We are pleased to announce that Marshmallows are offering the 30 hours funded child care. All 3-4 year olds receive 15 hours a week government funded early education.

If you are living and working in England, your 3 and 4 year old child may be entitled to 30 hours funded child care (for more information please contact the nursery).

Early education entitlement is effectively free child care for all 3 and 4 year olds (and some 2 year olds who meet certain criteria), funded by the government. All children are entitled to 570 free hours at nursery per year, starting from the term after their third birthday.

All children can begin to receive their free education hours from the term after their third birthday:

All children born on or between… – Can access their free entitlement
1st April – 31st August – Beginning go the Autumn term
1st September – 31st December – Beginning of the Spring term
1st January – 31st March – Beginning of the Summer term

At Marshmallows we offer the funding in 2 ways:

  • Full year place: for children who attend for the full year (51 weeks), the 570 hours of funding is spread evenly throughout the year, giving you an equal amount to pay each month. This equates to 11 hours of free funding per week.
  • Term time only places – We offer term time only places, available on an extremely limited basics to children who are eligible for the 3 year old funding. Depending on availability, we may also be able to offer some funded places for 2 year olds. Children who attend term time only (38 weeks) are entitled to 15 hours of free funding per week.