Cybertots NEG Grant
Nursery Education Grant/ Free childcare entitlement
All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. They remain eligible until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday), though most children start school before this. Free early education places are available at Cybertots nurseries in England on a space-available basis.
Children are eligible from the term after their third birthday. Your child must be aged three by:
31 March to start the summer term
31 August to start the autumn term
31 December to start the spring term
If your child attends 15 hours per week only, you may be required to attend days and slots decided by the nursery that may be subject to change at short notice to accommodate children who attend on contract. You may also be required to pay for meals and extra activities provided at the nursery.
A parent can use all 15 hours with Cybertots or split the claim over two childcare providers. However, the total claim per child must not exceed 15 hours per week.
Free childcare for two-year-olds
If you are on a low income or unemployed and you meet eligibility criteria, your two-year-old may be eligible for a free childcare place at Cybertots.
This funding covers 15 hours a week (taken over a minimum of three days), 38 weeks of the year and starts the term after your child’s second birthday. Your child will benefit from a safe and happy environment whilst developing their self-confidence and learning language and social skills.
Once your child turns 3, this funding stops and their place will be funded through the three and four-year old free childcare entitlement should a place be available with us.
To find out if you are eligible for two-year-old funding, please contact your local authority’s Family Information Service.