Childcare Funding & Vouchers

Would you like help with childcare costs for our Nottingham nursery?

Childcare funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds is applicable to those that meet a specific criteria. All eligible applicants for funding must be pre-approved by local council.

Please ask our manager, Kim Pullan, for more information about your child’s eligibility.

Early Education Entitlement is childcare for early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds funded by the government, up to 15 or 30 hours per week during term time.

  • 2 years olds (15 hours funded childcare)
  • 3 & 4 years olds (15 hours funded childcare)
  • 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours funded childcare)

Any additional hours required can be provided at an extra cost.

All funded entitlement is available between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm, but no more than 10 hours can be taken on any given day.

You can include these hours with your placement or add additional sessions.

You can split between two providers or with school however you cannot claim full entitlement from both.

You must not falsify your claim or you could be liable to pay back any claimed funding on your behalf.

We also accept vouchers from operators such as Edenred, Care4, Kids Unlimited, Sodexo.

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If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child, or £4,000 if disabled.

Your employer can offer help with childcare by using childcare vouchers which can give a huge saving on your tax and N.I. contributions. To make this saving, your employer will need to pay part of your salary to you by way of childcare vouchers and therefore the cost of childcare is taken out of your salary before tax and NI are calculated. Your employer will need to be registered with one of the childcare voucher schemes. Individual employers have a variety of schemes to choose from, please ask your employer to see if they provide a scheme.

Ark Day Nursery is a privately run day nursery in Nottingham, East Midlands. We cater for children aged 0-5 years for 51 weeks of the year.  

We also provide out of school holiday care for children aged  5 - 11 years.

Contact Us

1 Vickers Street, Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG3 4LD

0115 962 4594