Claiming up to 30 hours free childcare for three and four year olds.

Apply for free funded childcare places

Apply for free funded childcare places


At Little Plums we want to give you, the parents easy and quick access to all available free funding for children in our nursery. We will offer you support and guidance to claim all available funded hours, so give us a call or pop in to discuss.

All parents and carers who have children aged three and four are currently entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare. For working parents, this is now doubled to 30 hours free childcare a week.

To be eligible for the increased free hours, you must:

  • earn at least £120 a week
  • each parent must not earn £100,000 or more a year

People could still be eligible if they or their partner is on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, are unable to work if they have a disability or caring responsibilities. Single parents can also apply.

Successful applicants will then receive a code which they bring into the office at Little Plums Day Nursery.

Unlike some other nurseries, we are able to offer many more flexible options for our parents. We know how important getting back to work is for some and seeing their child make new friends at Little Plums Mansfield. Parents really appreciate the truly flexible options we provide. We have lots of availability at present, places are going fast so call us to register and reserve a place for next term.

Not eligible? We will still provide all 3 & 4 years old with 15 hours of free childcare

If you don’t meet the criteria for extended free childcare, all three and four-year-olds are still entitled to 15 hours of free education  for 38 weeks of the year at Little Plums Day Nursery

Our team will support and help answer any questions that you have in relation to applying for free funded hours.

Call us on 01623 272730 to arrange a viewing or to reserve a place.