At Little Dragons we offer an array of flexible funding to suit the needs of individual families.

You can choose whether you would like to take your funding term time only over 38 weeks or stretch it over the 51 weeks of the year. Below is an example of sessions available.

The following sessions are based on the 15 hours being taken over 38 weeks; 

  • 3 x 5 hours sessions ( This is 8:00 – 1:00 or 1:00 – 6:00 )
  • 5 x 3 hours sessions ( This is 8:30 – 11:30 or 1:30 – 3:30 )
  • 2 x 7.5 hour sessions ( This is an extended school day running from 8:00 – 3:30 )
  • 1 X 10 hour day + 1 x 5 hour day ( This is an 8:00 – 6:00 and either a 8:00 – 1:00 or a 1:00 – 6:00 ) 

Below is further information on the different types of funding available. Please follow the links for further guidance and advice on the eligibility criteria and how to apply for the funding,

Please note every effort will be made to accommodate for the sessions you request, if these are not available you will be offered the closest possible match.

Important Note;  A charge for lunches will come into affect from Monday  4th November and will be £1.50. This cost will apply to all children attending over the lunch period and wishing to order a hot meal.

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