Northfleet Nursery School

Northfleet nursery school

“Learn to play then play to learn”

30 Hours Provision


Kent County Council - Parent's Guide to 30 hours free childcare

Northfleet Nursery is pleased to announce it offers the 30 Hour Provision for parents who are eligible. 


The extended entitlement is available to 3- and 4-year-olds of working parents. To qualify, EACH parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, at least the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £139 per week for over 25s), and no more than £100,000 per year. Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings criteria.


Families where one parent is not in paid employment (or neither parent works) will usually not be eligible for the additional hours. There are exceptions for parents who are on parental, maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave. Parents who are studying or in training will not be eligible unless this is combined with paid work which meets the minimum average earnings threshold.


However, parents will be eligible where one parent is in receipt of benefits relating to caring responsibilities or has a disability and the other parent is working. Single parents who are disabled or have substantial caring responsibilities will not be eligible.

Limited places are available - please contact the school office if you would like further details 

Northfleet Nursery offers the following-

15 Hours universal entitlement only- 9am-12pm OR 1-4pm

The maximum 30 hours entitlement is offered from 9:00am-3:00pm ONLY.

Please contact the school office  on 01474 533950 for help and guidance if you wish to apply for the 30 hours entitlement.

You can access more childcare choices information by clicking here.

To apply for your child's 30 hours or to see if you are eligible- please visit