Marsh Gibbon Pre-School
Marsh Gibbon Pre-School

Easy Guides To Funding 

Funding can be diffiucalt to understand but here are some links to help explain the different types available to suit you and your familes needs.


Different Types of Funding Available to You 

15 Hours 

For all families in England
With 3 and 4-year-old children
15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks. 

From April 2024, working families with 2 year old can also claim 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks. 

All funding is effective the term after they turn 2 or 3 years old.



30 Hours 

For working families based in England
With 3 and 4-year-old children
30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more
childcare provider

Tax Free Childcre 

For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK
With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)
For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year 


Further information on childcare and your funding choices can be found on the Bucks Family information website. Please note that your child can access funding the term after his or hers third birthday.


My child's date of birth

My child can start

1 January to 31 March (inclusive)

Summer Term (from 1 April)

1 April to 31 August (inclusive)

Autumn Term (from 1 September)

1 September to 31 December (inclusive)

Spring Term (from 1 January)



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