Nursery Funding

There are three types of funding, which can apply for through the Herefordshire council website on the link below.

Free early education and childcare – Herefordshire Council

2 year old funding.  If you are eligible, you apply directly to the council and you will be given a NEF code, which you must pass on to the school so we can obtain the funding.  A NEF code entitles you to 15 free hours, which can be used against the nursery sessions (3 hours long), but not the lunch club.

Universal funding for 3 and 4 year olds.  Your child automatically becomes eligible for 15 free hours, the term after they turn 3.

Children Who Are Born Between Will Have a Free Place From
1 January and 31 March
1 April and 31 March
1 September and 31 December

30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.  You will have to apply to the council for the additional 15 hours of funding to make up 30 hours on top of the universal funding.  As per the table above, if you are eligible, the funding will be put in place the term after your child turns 3.  You will be given a code, which you must revalidate every three months and you must pass this code to the school office to enable the school to claim your funding.  

Nursery fees are invoiced monthly in arrears, less any funding you are entitled to.

Please see our prospectus for more information and please feel free to contact the school office with any queries, or to arrange a visit.  We are also happy to offer a limited number of complimentary ‘settling in’ sessions for your child.