30 hours eligibility checker:

From September 2017, eligible 3 and 4 year old children will be able to access 30 hours of provision per week at our nursery.  The link below provides lots of information and tells you how you can check to see if you are eligible. Please take a look.


All 3 to 4-year-olds in England already receive 15 hours free early education a week, or 570 hours a year.

From September 2017 some 3 and 4-year-olds will be entitled to 30 hours free early education/childcare a week, or 1140 hours a year.

You will be able to claim from the term following your child’s 3rd birthday until they reach compulsory school age.

At Chatham the 30 hours will be offered over 5 consecutive days Monday-Friday 8.45am-3.30pm term time only.

Lunchtime will be an additional cost of £6.50. This includes cost of lunch and additional time.

If parents do not want to pay the additional cost, they will be expected to pick their child from nursery by 11.45am and return their child to nursery by 12.30pm.

There are limited 30 hour places available and priority will be given to children already accessing Chatham Nursery School Birth to five provision

Our Childcare Service will still be open for 50 weeks of the year, from 8.00am – 5.45pm Additional sessions may be requested but are subject to availability.

For information on menus please go to Childcare drop down box Meals.

It is the parents/carers responsibility to submit their child code to the Admin officer at reception. To continue with the 30 hour funded place your unique code  needs to be renewed termly .