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Government Funding


All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of funded early education each week, for 38 weeks a year. You will not be charged a fee for this funded place. These funded places can be flexible (dependent on availability), to help you make the most of your child's entitlement as possible. These hours can be taken between 8am and 6pm.


From September 2017 - Extended Entitlement 30 hours funded childcare for 3-4 year olds


You may be aware that from September 2017 the Government are offering parents who are working additional funded hours for childcare. At Paper Moon, we have considered how we can support you to access this entitlement at our nurseries. In order to find out how you could use your additional funded hours please call the nursery direct and speak to the Nursery Manager.


2 year old funding


Some 2 year old’s may be entitled to 15 hours free early education and Paper Moon Nurseries offer places to families who are eligible for this funding. However, places are limited and allocated to those young children in most need and agreement from the local authority is required prior to the offer of a place. You can get more information about this from your local Children's Centre or Local Authority website.


Tax credits

Tax credits are available from the HM Revenue and Customs, based on household circumstances.


Child Tax Credits

These are for parents/carers who are responsible for at least one child or qualifying young person.

Child Tax Credit is paid direct to the person who is mainly responsible for caring for the child or children. If you are a lone parent/carer you will receive the payment.


Working Tax Credits

This is for parents/carers who are employed or self-employed (either on their own or in a partnership), who

  •    usually work 16 hours or more a week

  •    are paid for that work, and

  •    expect to work for at least 4 weeks


As part of Working Tax Credit you may qualify for help towards the costs of childcare. If you receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, this will always be paid direct to the person who is mainly responsible for caring for the child or children, alongside payments of Child Tax Credit.


Check online at for further information and eligibility.


Child Care Vouchers

Huge savings can be made against childcare costs by paying for your childcare in vouchers which are provided by your employers.


We accept certain types of child care vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their eligible employees as a paper or e-voucher.


Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment. Further information can be found at

Help with childcare costs

Find Us:


   Nottingham – Gamston

   Nottingham – West Bridgford

   Nottingham – Lenton

   Mansfield – Sutton in Ashfield

   Mansfield – Forest Town

   Lincoln – Doddington Park

   Lincoln – Boultham Park


Paper Moon Nurseries Head Office:


   The Clock Tower

   Compton Acres


   NG2 7PA

   Telephone: 0115 982 1122

   Fax: 0115 982 1120

For help with childcare costs or for more useful information, call

This new website will provide parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers, including the two new offers: 30hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare.  The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator ( for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families.  Through the site parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing government childcare offers.


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