What childcare funding options are available to you?

Making high quality childcare more accessible

At Partou, we believe that everybody should be able to access high-quality childcare. That’s why we work hard to ensure that our families receive the support they need when it comes to paying their fees.

Below, you’ll find key information on the government support you are entitled to during your time with us as well as links to articles that explain how they help to cover costs whilst answering questions regarding eligibility criteria.

‘Funded’ Childcare: Claim up to 30 hours of funding per week

Since 2010, the Department for Education has provided ‘funded’ childcare to eligible families throughout England.

Recognising the growing financial impact, it was recently announced that they will be increasing investment to enable more families than ever to access ‘funded’ childcare support.

By September 2025, it is expected that most working families with children under the age of five will be entitled to 30 hours of ‘funded’ childcare support.

Key dates and eligibility criteria

Tax-Free Childcare: Save 20% on the fees you pay

Families at Partou can also make use of the government’s tax-free childcare scheme.

Available to most working families, the initiative allows you to pay fees directly through an online childcare account. For every £8 paid through the account, the government contribute a further £2 – saving you 20% of your total costs – up to a maximum of £500 every three months.

Apply now for Tax-Free Childcare

We’re here to help

Whether you’re considering a nursery place for the first time or trying to understand your eligibility at a different stage of your child’s journey, our expert team of Nursery Support Officers are dedicated to providing the advice you need when it comes to claiming your childcare funding.

The tailored advice provided by our team can not only help to ensure that you receive the best financial support but also relieve uncertainty regarding application processes.

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