Funding / 30 Hours

At Little Dragons we offer an array of different funding, and this page is to support you in knowing which funding is our there and if you could be eligible.

Your child is entitled to a free the term after their 3rd birthday or a place if your child’s 2nd birthday falls between:

Children born between Eligible to start from
1 April – 31 August Autumn term (starts September)
1 September – 31 December Spring term (starts January)
1 January – 31 March Summer term (starts April)

Talking 2’s

If you have a child who is 2 you could be eligible for 15 hours free child care!

There is a criteria which can be found HERE or alternatively head over to the Parent Portal where you register and apply online. If you are successful in obtaining the funding you will be given a code. Please ensure you make note of this code as you will need it when registering with us here at Little Dragons.

30 Hours Funding

30 hours funding is available to working families with children aged 3-5.

There is also a criteria for this funding which can be found HERE or alternatively please click HERE to check eligibilty

Disability Access Funding (DAF)

3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for the DAF if they meet the following criteria:

The child is in receipt of child disability living allowance (DLA) and the child accesses the funded entitlement at the early years provider.

Please note: 4 year olds in primary and infant school reception classes are NOT eligible for DAF funding.

If you think your child may be eligible for DAF, please highlight this on your registration form.


For more information on funding including EYPP please click HERE

For further information please feel free to contact a member of the team