Explore some helpful options to pay for your childcare

Did you know that we accept funded places for children from 2 to 4 years old? Keep reading to learn more!


Some options to help you pay for your childcare

Funded places

2 Yr Old Funding - 15 hours 

You can apply to a 15-hours funded place if you get at least one of the following benefits:

- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments.
- Tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax.
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit.
- The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).

Funded places (1)

15 hours Universal Funding 

15 hours of free childcare for children from 3 to 4 years old is available for all families in England. 

What do you get?

- 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks (term time only) or 11 hours / week all year round (a total of 570 hours per year).

30 hours free childcare

You can apply to a 30-hours funded place if:

- You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £139 per week. 
- You or your partner each individually expect to earn £100,000 or more. 

You can either secure 30 hours 38 weeks a year or 22 hours a week 51 weeks a year (a total of 1140 hours in the year)

Please notice that funded places are subject to availability and term-time only.

Welcome to the Hatching Dragons Family

At Hatching Dragons, we want our children to grow independent, curious and engaged with a global community and we encourage this through two of the most important languages in the world, English and Mandarin, in a caring, safe and engaging environment. At the moment, these are the nurseries that accept funded places.

Want to know what our parents say? Have a look at our reviews on Daynurseries