Funding options available
at Little Acorns Preschool




15 Hours Free Funding for 2 year olds (FEET Funding)

Free early education for two year olds (FEET) is an offer of up to 15 hours per week of free education for qualifying families.


To be eligable to apply for FEET your family must meet certain criteria. If your family claims 1 of the listed you may qualify:

  • Income Support

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • State Pension Credit



If you fall into one of the categories listed or are simply unsure you can apply at


30 Hours Free Childcare

From September 2017, the government is offering an additional 15 hours of funding on top of the universal 15 hours for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. This additional funding can be used between up to two childcare providers (e.g. preschool and a childminder) and Little Acorns is pleased to be able to offer up to 24 hours of funding to eligible parents.

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

For more information and to apply please visit:





15 Hours Free Funding for 3 and 4 year olds 

Free early education for 3 and 4 years olds is available to all families from the term after your child turns 3.

  • For all families in England

  • With 3 and 4-year-old children

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

Paperwork is completed at the preschool and we claim this directly on your behalf.

For more information please visit





Tax Free Childcare

For children aged 0-11 eligible parents can claim Tax Free Childcare which can also be used at our morning Breakfast Club.

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)

  • For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months

  • Parents of children born on or after 1st April 2013, and parents of disabled children, can apply now

  • Please be aware that Tax Free childcare cannot be used while claiming some Tax Benefits - such as Universal Credit 

For more information and to apply please visit: