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St Christophers Academy

Funding and fees

Fees from September 2020


2 Year old funding

Funding is available for up to 15 hours of childcare per week for 2 year olds whose families meet the following criteria for each area. (Please click on the area you live in)
Central Bedfordshire

3 year old funding

Free nursery education is available to all 3 and 4 year olds.  Your child will be eligible the term following their 3rd birthday -

  • 1 April and 31 August qualify for funding from the 1 September
  • 1 September and 31 December qualify for funding from 1 January
  • 1 January and 31 March qualify for funding from 1 April

The maximum Nursery Education Funding you can claim per week for your child is 15 hours.   If you wish to claim the maximum 15 hours you can do this over no more than 38 weeks of the year, which equals 570 hours in total.

30 hours funding for 3 year olds 
 From 1 September 2017, the Government extended the free childcare entitlement for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year-olds, to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Please click on the area you live in for their latest information. 
Central Bedfordshire

To apply for your 30 hours funding you will need to apply via the Government website below