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Finance and Funding

Children can attend Calton Playgroup from the age of 2 years 9 months until they reach school age.


We offer the 15 hours universal free entitlement to Nursery Education Funding (NEF) which is available to all3 & 4 year olds from the term after their 3rd birthday.  Calton Playgroup also accepts Achieving 2 Year Old Funding (A2YO). 


Funding is claimed 3 times a year at the start of the autumn, spring and summer terms.  A Parent Declaration Form needs to be completed with details of ALL settings that your child attends and how you wish the funding to be allocated.  Children may attend more than 1 settings and either share their funding or use it at 1 provider.  However in the current climate of COVID-19 we recommend that children only attend one setting.  The following link will explain both of these entitlements and how to apply:




If your child starts playgroup before they become eligible for NEF, then sessions are chargeable and will be invoiced at the beginning of each term.  Please contact the playgroup direct for current session rate.  Calton Playgroup is a “cashless” environment and all payments will need to be paid direct to the bank.


Children may attend playgroup for more than the 15 hours entitlement and have the extra sessions invoiced for payment.  All accounts must be cleared at the end of each term.


The playgroup will provide a snack for the children mid-morning and mid-afternoon, free of charge.  If your child will be attending for the whole day they will need to bring a packed lunch to eat.  We do have uniform available to purchase if you wish which is available direct from the School Uniform Shop


You may find the following websites useful: