To support children and families in our local community, Samuel Barlow Primary Academy offers up to 30 hours free childcare funding for 3 and 4 year olds within our nursery and foundation classroom.

All parents and carers who have children aged three and four are currently entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare – working parents may now be eligible for up to 30 hours a week.

This government-funded initiative provides great options for families to give your child more experience in an education setting before they begin their primary education. We currently have availability for children already with us to extend their hours, and for families looking to take full advantage of this funding by joining us for the full 30 hours.

To be eligible, both parents must be working (or sole parent in a lone parent family) and:

  • a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage;
  • less than £100,000 or more a year

If you are successful, you will be issued an eligibility code – bring this into the main academy office at Samuel Barlow, where we will validate this code and discuss your child’s place with us. Your child can start in their childcare place the term after they turn 3 years old, either in the September, January or April.

To check your eligibility or to find out more, visit: