You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare if your child is 3 to 4 years old.30 Hours Funded Childcare
At Greave we believe that quality early learning experiences are essential in providing the foundation for future success.
In our Foundation Stage setting we create an enriched environment where children feel secure and happy, with access to motivating and challenging learning experiences. The children in our Foundation Stage are valued as individuals and we aim to follow their interests and needs to provide personalised learning opportunities that promote excellent levels of progress and development. We strongly value parental contributions to children’s learning, and enjoy the opportunity to work with parents and carers to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our Nursery provides quality indoor and outdoor provision that well supports the development of your child and we aim to offer the highest quality education and care to as many families as possible.
Our Nursery is managed by a Nursery teacher who is supported by a large team of experienced Early Years practitioners.
Nursery is a special place where staff are dedicated to providing the best for all children.
We value highly the partnership between home and school and encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children.
The childcare must be with an approved childcare provider
and will stop when your child starts in reception class (or reaches compulsory school age, if later)
Information on the 30 hour offer
All 3-4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free Nursery education
You will be eligible for 30 hours free education if:
both parents must be working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage, and less than £100,000 per year (working will include employed and self-employed persons)
in general families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not be eligible for these additional hours
both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity or paternity leave
both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leave
both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay
one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits
If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online and will receive a code to give to your childcare provider which will reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts.
To check your eligibility for the 30 hours extended entitlement and to obtain a reference code please visit
This guide is for parents* of children from birth to five years old. It will
help you find out more about your child’s learning and development in
To give your child the best possible start...
Please visit the 'Start Well Stockport' website.
Here you will find lots of useful information to prepare you child for Nursery.