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Free nursery places

Outstanding Provision for Children

As a parent or carer of a 3 or 4 year-old, you are entitled to free hours of childcare at Siblings Nursery. Some 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours. To find out more, please read the questions and answers below:

When can my child start claiming the 3 & 4 year funding?

3-year-olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or after Easter (usually April) following their third birthday.
Your child’s birthday must be before:

• 31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April)
• 31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)
• 31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring term (January)

These are the cut off dates. If your child’s birthday is for example on the 1st or 2nd January, unfortunately their funding will not start until the Summer term after Easter because they have passed the cut-off date of 31st December.

How can I use my funded hours?

To find out how you can use your funded hours view our Nursery Fees and Funding PDF

How can I claim the 15 hours for my 2 year old?

Some parents will be able to claim the 15 hours per week, term time only or 11 hours per week, all year. Go to to see if you qualify. Or speak with one of our Nursery Managers for further information.

Will I be entitled to 30 hours?

We offer 30 hours to children who are eligible. (Look online at to check your eligibility for the extra 15 hours).
Did you know children can stay with us until the age of 5 when they move onto reception class at school?

For any further questions, please speak with:

Kate – Siblings Nursery @ Beacon of Light 0191 563 4778 |

Emma – Siblings Nursery @ BIC 0191 516 6455 |