Many working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare – rather than the current 15 hours – from September 2017.

Spring Cottage Primary School can provide 15 hours of the 30 hours hours available in our nursery.  These hours are available across the mornings, across the afternoons or across 2.5 days (either beginning or the end of the week).  Each of these options is subject to availability.

The remaining 15 hours can be provided by the following:

  • Nurseries
  • Playgroups
  • Child-minders
  • Children centres

How to apply

You can pre-register for the scheme on the website:

For more information about the scheme visit:


To get your 30 hour entitlement

  • Apply online
  • If you are eligible, you will receive a code
  • Take the code to your chosen childcare provider
  • The provider will authenticate your code and allocate you child a place.