Funding for 3 and 4 year olds


Nursery Education Grant (NEG) funding is available to all children from the term after their 3rd birthday, with funding dates commencing 1st September, 1st January and 1st April each term. Your child is entitled to 15 hours FREE early years education per week which can be claimed across more than one setting, provided you do not claim more than 15 hours in total. Each term, parents are required to sign a declaration form to confirm how many hours funding per week they are claiming with Stoke Goldington Pre-School. Our Treasurer will then claim the grant on your behalf and invoice for any extra hours at the appropriate hourly rate.


There is also the offer of an additional 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 years olds, to working parents who meet certain eligibility criteria. This is called the extended entitlement and is in addition to the universal 15 hours funding that every child is entitled to; taking the total up to 30 hours. As a pre-school we are currently unable to offer the full 30 hours, mainly due to the availability of the village hall and the hours in which we can run our sessions; however, if you are eligible for the extended entitlement you would be able to use your additional funding to cover all of your child's hours at pre-school. You would also be able to claim 30 hours with two different settings.

To see if you are eligible for the 30 hours funding, follow this link to apply: 

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

More information can also be found on MK Council's website:

Please note: you must have received your eligibility code before the term for which you wish to claim funding, and will need to provide your eligibility code along with your DOB and NI number to our Treasurer. 

Funding for 2 year olds


We are also able to claim up to 15 hours funding for eligible 2 year olds whose family circumstances meet certain criteria. You can get more information from our Treasurer, through your local SureStart centre, or by following this link:

Time for Twos - Milton Keynes Council (

Please speak to the Pre-School Treasurer for more information regarding funding, or if you believe your child may be eligible.

Stoke Goldington Pre-School
Stoke Goldington Pre-School
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