30 Hours Free Childcare Funding Entitlement - Limited Availability

30 Hours FREE Childcare Funding Entitlement


Are you eligible for 30 Hours FREE childcare funding?

30 hours FREE Childcare Funding Entitlement equates to 3 full days of free early years education and childcare per week.  If you pay for an additional 2 days per week to top up the 3 funded days with Forest Friends Day Nursery, it will cost only £80 per funded week.

The UK Government has launched a new website for parents of 3 & 4 year old children to register and claim 30 hours free childcare funding entitlement from a childcare provider of their choice.  Full information on all forms of assistance is available on the ‘Childcare Choices‘ website.  For 30 hours free childcare funding entitlement, parents must register on the government ‘Childcare Service‘ website to be able to claim the full 30 hours of free childcare per week, and nominate their chosen childcare provider.
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What we offer

Forest Friends Day Nursery is offering 30 Hours of FREE childcare per week to eligible parents in Coventry with a child aged 3 to 4 years old.  This 30 hours of free childcare per week starts in September 2017, and is funded by a brand new government scheme known as ‘Extended Entitlement’.

The current 15 hours of free funding entitlement is already available for pre-school children aged 3 & 4 via your chosen childcare provider, regardless of parental income.  This 15 hour entitlement remains unchanged.  For more information on the current universal 15 hours free funding entitlement, please see our 15 hour funding article here.

As with the 15 hours free childcare funding entitlement, the 30 hours free childcare funding entitlement is available for 38 weeks in the year.  The ‘funded’ weeks normally follow the local school term dates.


The new 30 hours entitlement is available as a top-up to the current 15 hours provision.  To be eligible for the additional 15 hours of funding, each parent of the child must be employed a minimum equivalent of 16 hours per week, earning at least the national minimum wage.  Each parent must earn less than £100,000 per year.  Single parent families are also eligible, provided the sole parent works an equivalent of 16 hours per week, at national minimum wage.

Contact & Registration

To find out more, and to register your claim for 30 hours of FREE childcare, contact Forest Friends Day Nursery as follows:

: 02476630885
: https://www.facebook.com/forestfriendsdaynursery
: https://www.twitter.com/forestfriendsdn
: hello@forestfriendsdaynursery.co.uk


Forest Friends Day Nursery offer this entitlement as an all inclusive session.  Each day is made up of 2 sessions, with each session lasting 5 hours as follows:

Morning Session: 08:00 – 13:00 (includes breakfast, morning snack & lunch)
Afternoon Session: 13:00 – 18:00 (includes afternoon snack and light evening meal)

30 hours of funding per week allows 6 sessions per week.  6 sessions x 5 hours = 30 hours.

Full Days

You can sign up to use the 5 hour sessions in whatever combination works best for you, based on session availability.  If you would like to, you can use the free hours as full days, which works out at two 5 hour sessions per day.  This means that you can have 3 full days of childcare, completely free.

Additional Top-up Sessions and Full-time

Additional top-up sessions over and above the free 30 hours are available at a cost of £40 per full day (2 sessions), or £26 per half day (1 session).

This means that if you place your child with us full-time (5 full days per week), the cost will be £80 per week, or £360 per month (based on 4 full weeks).

Limited Availability

We only have a limited number of places available.  So if you think you may be entitled to the 30 hour extended funding, please call us to discuss your eligibility and to register your interest with us.  Make sure you have your place reserved for the start of the 30 hour funding period in September!

External Links

Childcare Service – gov.uk – Apply Now
30 Hours Free Childcare Apply Now

Childcare Choices – UK Government Information

Coventry Telegraph published an article regarding Nursery Funding on 27th April 2017

Netmums – Free early years education and childcare