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Perins Pre-School


All eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week at Perins pre-School We offer this on a term time only basis for 38 weeks each year. These funded hours are known as the universal hours and they begin the term after your child’s third birthday providing their birthday falls before the cut-off date. If it does not funding will not start until the following term. The cut off dates are:

  • 31st August for the September to December term
  • 31st December for the January to April term
  • 31st March for the May to August term

In addition to this, children may also be eligible for a further 15 funded hours known as the extended hours provided parents meet the criteria. To see  if you are eligible for 30 funded hours you must go to website. There will be various links to guide you through on how to apply. Once you have applied you will be given a decision straight away to state if you are entitled or not. For information on funding please click here to visit the child care choices website.


If you are successful in your application you will be given an eligibility code and a expiry date, you must take these details to your nursery provider before the start of the term along with your National Insurance number to be able to claim your hours.

Yes it can but only over two settings.

The funded hours can be no more than 10 hours per day.

Yes you will have to check your eligibility on the Childcare Choices Website.

The funded hours claimed at Perins Pre-school cover up to 38 weeks of the year, term time only.

Yes, you can do more hours outside the funded hours and you will be charged for any extra hours at our hourly rate.

Yes, provided there is availability. At Perins Pre-school we are very flexible and try to accommodate parents childcare needs as much as possible.

No unfortunately you must take up the 30 funded hours at the start of each term.

This will depend on the individual circumstances so it is best to check the Childcare Choices Website.

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