Nursery Fees & Funded Childcare Nottingham

Our Fees & Childcare Funding

Our affordable and funded childcare Nottingham nursery fees can vary depending on your specific needs but here at Stepping Stones, we offer 15 and 30 hours of free childcare for 2 & 3 year olds in Nottingham. From September 2024, we’ll also be offering 15 hours of free childcare for 9-month-olds to all eligible working families. Learn more and apply today for funded spaces in September.

We may also be able to help you apply for any applicable funding you may be eligible for. If you are a working parent or a single parent, and you think you may be eligible to get help with your childcare costs Nottingham, check out our guide below for more information on how to get help with childcare fees.

If you have any questions at all, get in touch with us today by calling 0115 910 1162

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Totally Free Childcare Places For 2, 3 and 4 year olds

At Stepping Stones, we offer fully funded childcare as part of the governments nationwide scheme for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Thanks to recent significant changes in childcare funding, from September 2024, all eligible working families will also have access to 15 hours free childcare for 9 month olds. We're pleased to be able offer funded spaces for even more families across the UK.

There are no additional charges to you if you'd like a fully funded place with us. Lots of other nurseries are now charging for consumables, meals etc. Stepping Stones have committed to providing totally free childcare for any two year funding places with us.

We are part of the 'Two Year Early Learning Programme' and both the 15 and 30 hours for 3 - 4-year-olds (NEF - Nursery Education Fund/Education Grant)

Age 2

For some children aged 2-3;

  • 15 hours free if eligible

If eligible, you’re entitled to 570 hours of free childcare at Stepping Stones a year (worth £3,762 in free sessions).

In April 2024, access to childcare support was expanded and now all eligible working families can access 15 hours of free childcare for 2-year-olds. Learn more about the changes.

Am I eligible?

Age 3

For all children aged 3 and above;

  • 15 hours free for all
  • 30 hours free depending on circumstances

If eligible, for 30 hours you will be entitled to 1,140 hours of free childcare at Stepping stones a year (worth £6,156 in free sessions)

Am I eligible?

Funded Childcare Nottingham

We understand how difficult it can be to leave your child for the first time at nursery. Our priority is to help you and your family feel welcomed and relaxed.

Once you have registered your child with us, our free trial sessions will help with the settling-in process for everyone involved and are arranged with the parents’ or carers’ needs in mind.

The free sessions enable your child to spend time in their new environment and will allow you to talk with the staff members to share information that will help them care for your child.

The sessions are made on separate days of your choice (usually the week before your child is due to start) and are for approximately, but not limited to, two hours each session.

To book your FREE session, get in touch with us today by calling 0115 910 1162.

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