15 hours funding for 3 years olds

This is available to all children from the start of the term after their third birthday. We will apply for this funding on your behalf but you must:

  • Complete a funding claim form (available from us)
  • Tell us if you are claiming funding from another provider (you can split it).


15 hours funding for 2 year olds

This funding has eligibility criteria. You must apply directly to Nottinghamshire County Council either online or in person at the customer service centre (CSC).

You will receive a letter/email confirming eligibility which you must show to us and we will then claim the funding on your behalf. If your funding was approved by another local authority you will need to show the confirmation letter. 

You can contact the CSC on 0300 500 80 80 or see this link for further information.


30 hours funding 

This funding also has eligibility criteria. You must apply for 30 hours funding the term before you want to claim it. The deadlines are 31st August, 31st December and 31st March. If you apply after this date you cannot receive funding before the start of the following term.

You must apply online and you will need a government gateway account. You can apply here:

You will receive a funding code which you must renew using your government gateway account every three months. Please be aware of your deadline and grace periods, if you miss it you will lose the funding for that term.