Funding / Vouchers


FEEE Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is a government initiative which funds all children aged 3 and 4 to have free education to get them ready to start school. It is not means tested and is available to all children. The funding can be applied for as soon as your child turns 3 and is available in the next academic term.  It is term time only and the maximum number of hours parents can claim is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks every year.

From September 2017, Shanklin Day Nursery will be offering 30 funded hours per week for 38 weeks to eligible children (subject to availability). We will be offering the ‘stretched’ offer which is 22.3 hours of funding per week for 51 weeks a years to help working parents.

Shanklin Day Nursery has both an Early Years Professional (EYP) and a Teacher working at the Nursery meaning parents at this setting receive more FEEE (government) funding for their child. 


The nursery manager will apply for this funding on your behalf and the amount is credited to your account.

Childcare Vouchers
If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme, you can save National Insurance and Income Tax.funding03

*Shanklin Day Nursery accepts all childcare vouchers*


Free Settling In Sessions

Before your child starts at nursery, you will be invited to come along for introductory settling in sessions prior to their start date, lasting usually between 1 and 2 hours.  There is no charge for these sessions, and they give you and your child the opportunity to meet the staff in the room and discuss your child’s needs.

Sibling Discount

We offer a sibling discount if you have more than 1 child at Shanklin Day Nursery:

2nd child booking where both are full days Monday to Friday        10% discount on eldest child fees

2nd child booking where both are part days Monday to Friday       5% discount on eldest child fees


Child Tax Credits

Child Tax Credits are available to families with children with an income of up to £58,000 a year. The amount depends on your income and individual circumstances and they are paid every 4 weeks.

For more information, contact the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900 or visit

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Working tax credits are available to families on low and middle incomes. The childcare element of Working Tax Credit is aimed specifically at helping working parents with the cost of registered and approved childcare. You must work for 16 hours or more a week, employed or self-employed, to claim the working tax credit and the amount depends on your income and individual circumstances

For more information, contact the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900 or visit