30 Hours Funded Childcare - Children 1st Day Nurseries

30 Hours Funded Childcare

The Government offers several options of funded childcare to eligible families. We are pleased to support the scheme and are here to answer any questions you may have about the best way to fund childcare for your little one.

Is this for you?
Briefly, to be eligible, you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) up to £180 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.

You can’t receive 30 hours childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

How do I apply?
All the information you will need is located on the government website here… https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a code – this will allow you to arrange your childcare place. Take your code to your Children 1st nursery, along with your National Insurance number and your child’s date of birth. Children 1st will check the code is authentic and allocate your child a funded childcare place, subject to availability.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 0800 652 1052.

Come along &


We would love to meet you and your child and take you on a tour of your local Children 1st Nursery. Our experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you have about enrolling your child in our nurseries.

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We will deliver the highest quality of learning and care to your child