40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees at Farringtons
Funding Calculator

We understand how daunting it can be for parents to navigate funded childcare and fees, so we want to help you find the right options for your family.

Try our easy-to-use Funding Calculator to see how your funded childcare hours could reduce your weekly nursery fees.

Before you start, please check what funding you are eligible for here.


  • All calculations are for illustrative purposes only. We recommend you speak directly to your Centre Director who can provide tailored information to meet your individual circumstances

  • Some 2 years olds may be eligible for funded childcare due to their personal circumstances - read more here. This Funding Calculator is not compatible with this funding type - please speak directly to your Centre Director

Further information and advice about funded childcare can be found at busybeeschildcare.co.uk/funding

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How old will your child be when you want to start nursery?

0-9 months
9-24 months
2-3 years
3+ years

If you have more than one child, please answer separately for each child. We offer a 10% discount on fees for the older sibling - speak to your Centre Director for more information.

Please select an answer

Sorry, there is currently no funding available for children aged 0-9 months.

If you would like to see our standard fees please click to continue.

From September 2024, working families in England with a child aged between 9 and 23 months old will be eligible for up to 15 hours of funded childcare.

These families will be able to apply for their eligibility code from childcarechoices.gov.uk from 12 May, and will need to submit this to Busy Bees by the end of June to ensure their funding application is processed before the September term. Please check back regularly for more information on how we can help you.

If you would like to see our standard fees please click to continue.

How many hours of Working Family Funding is your child eligible for?

15 hours
30 hours

Please select an answer

If you are unsure, please check what funding you are eligible for here.

Families with special circumstances should speak to their Centre Director for advice on funding to suit their individual needs.

30 Hour Funding isn't currently available for this age range. Please go back and select 15 hours instead.

Please confirm if all these statements are TRUE for your situation:

  • I plan for my child to attend nursery all year round

  • My child would be attending nursery as usual during school holidays

  • My child is unlikely to take holidays/absences of more than 2 weeks at a time

  • I have no plans to reduce my child's weekly sessions in the next 12 months

  • This would be the only nursery/childcare setting that my child would attend


Please select an answer

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