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Fees and Funding

At Kindred our offering is all-inclusive. Everything from freshly served, homemade meals, to nappies, wipes and formulas will be provided - making your nursery experience as care free as possible.

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government funded hours. To request individual nursery fees and session availability, please contact your local nursery - they will answer any questions you might have! 

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Options for help with childcare fees

Kindred Discounts

At Kindred we want to support families as much as we can, so we are pleased to tell you about these special discounts for Kindred families:

Sibling Discount: 5% off all regular booking sessions

Services (Fire, Police, NHS and Educators): 5% off all regular booking sessions

HM Forces: 5% off all regular booking sessions

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

The tax-free childcare initiative is actually an online savings account that enables working parents to save up funds for childcare. It is considered tax-free because for every £8 paid into the account, parents get a £2 top-up from the government, equivalent to 25% extra. The government will pay a maximum of £2,000 in any one year, meaning that under the scheme, annual childcare costs of £10,000 would cost £8,000 to parents. For disabled children, the figure rises to £4,000.

15 Hours Funding for 2 Year Olds (and 9 month olds from September 2024)

In April 2024, a a phased expansion of the current childcare support system began, meaning that by September 2025, the majority of working families with children under the age of 5 will have the privilege of receiving 30 hours of childcare support.

This gradual approach is in place to ensure that childcare providers can effectively cater to the increased demand, accommodating the needs of more families. The timeline for these changes is as follows:

  • In April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds were given access to 15 hours of childcare support.
  • Coming September 2024, this 15-hour childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children aged 9 months to 3 years. Families can begin applying for their funding codes from 12th May 2024.
  • Finally, from September 2025 onwards, eligible working parents of children under the age of 5 will enjoy an entitlement to 30 hours of childcare support each week.

Similar to the already existing offer, the allocation of these hours will be flexible, allowing usage over 38 weeks of the year (during school term time) or up to 52 weeks for those who utilize fewer than their total hours per week, depending on the policies of the individual childcare provider.

You can also qualify for 15 hours of free childcare each week (570 per year) if you have a child who has turned or is turning two-years old and you qualify for one of the following:

  • A household income of less than £16,190 per year
  • Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance

15 Hours or 30 Hours Funding for 3 or 4 Year Olds

Government funding for three year old children can be used at Kindred. It means that each child is entitled to a total of 15 funded hours per week (570 hours per year) or 30 funded hours per week (1,140 hours per year) - dependant on circumstances.

Children are entitled to this funding the term after they turn 3 years old age. Their birthday must fall before the cut-off date in order to receive the funding the following term. These dates are:

  • 31st August for the Fall term (September – December)
  • 31st December for the Spring term (January – April)
  • 31st March for the Summer term (May – August)

Every family’s different, so whatever your childcare needs, come and talk to us. We’ll help you understand how the scheme works and put together a package that makes life easier, and more affordable.

What’s the difference between the 15 hour scheme and the 30 hour scheme? All families with 3 and 4 year olds automatically get 15 hours of funded childcare per week. That’s a universal scheme, so everyone can benefit, whether they’re working or not. The 30 hour scheme is just for working families, and it increases funding from 15 to 30 hours.

Childcare Vouchers Scheme

We accept all childcare vouchers. Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. This means that if you’re a parent looking to join Childcare Vouchers for the first time that option is no longer available to you. This is because the Government launched a new scheme called Tax-Free Childcare (see below).


Want to find out more about your eligibility for the options mentioned above:


Please contact your local Kindred nursery for more information - our managers would love to help answer any questions you might have!