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Funding for 3 and 4 year olds


Shells Nursery at Oldway offers a yearly intake every September following a child's 3rd birthday. All children are eligible for 15 hours a week of free nursery education starting from the term after they turn 3 years of age. You may be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare if your child is 3 to 4 years old. For more information regarding eligibility, or to apply, visit


Shells Nursery sessions are currently charged at £4.40 per hour if you are required to pay.  This is increasing to £5.35 from September 2024.


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