Understanding Funding

We know that early education can be a big expense for a family. But, there are plenty of ways to help with that cost.

 

Private early education is a fantastic investment in your child's future, setting them up for a lifelong love of learning and success. As Bill Gates said,

"The first 5 years have everything to do with how the next 80 turn out"

 

We know that getting to grips with all the funding options out there can be a bit of a minefield, so we've put together the basics to help you understand your options.

When you use your 15 hours universal funding or your 30 hour code with Performatots, this covers 38 weeks of the year, not the full academic year of Performatots.

 

There is a charge for funded days, which covers your child's breakfast/lunch/tea, mid-session snacks and milk, consumables, all tuition classes in the day, clubs and adventure afternoon outings.

Half Day Sessions: £8.50

Full Day Sessions: £13.50

 

We add up all funded and unfunded sessions in the year to give you one rolling monthly amount that stays the same each month. Payments are due to reach us in advance on the 1st of each month. 

If you would like to receive a personalised quote to see what your costs would be, please click below.

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2 Year Old Funding

2 year funding is only available to low-income families. 15 hours is the total that can be claimed for. To see if you are eligible, click below.

3 and 4 Year Old Funding Entitlement

3 and 4 year old funding is available to all families. 15 hours is the total that can be claimed for. To see if you are eligible, click below.

30 Hour Extended Funding

30 hour funding is available to working families. 15 extra hours is the total that can be claimed for. To see if you are eligible, click below.

Universal Credit Childcare Element

Up to 85% of your residual childcare costs may be paid for by Universal Credit - ask your UC case worker to see if you are eligible.

Government Tax-Free Childcare

Using the governments own Tax Free Childcare (TFC) Scheme also saves you 20% on your fees at Performatots. This is similar to a childcare voucher scheme, but it's open to everyone - self employed families included. For example, you put in £100 to your tax free childcare account online and the government tops your account up with an additional £20!