Funded sessions for 3 and 4 year-olds

The Saplings (Martlesham Heath) is registered to accept government funding in the term following your child's 3rd birthday, providing your child up to 15 hours per week of funded sessions. All the relevant forms will be issued by The Saplings when your child becomes eligible.

Funded hours can be used at any time during our opening hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm and across all our sessions. This includes: Preschool sessions, Breakfast Club and After School Club. You can also 'stretch' your child's funded sessions across term-time and Holiday Club.


More information can be found on the government website:

Eligible 2 year-olds

Some 2 year-olds are also eligible for 15 hours funded sessions per week, which can also be used across our opening hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm and 'stretched' to Holiday Club. To find out if you are eligible, please contact your local Children's Centre or click the link below.

30 Hours government funded childcare

At The Saplings we are able to offer the 30 hours government funded childcare to eligible families. You can offset your 30 hours against any pre-school sessions or choose to use them against before and after school sessions or holiday club, Our setting is open from 7.30am until 6.00pm. 


To find out if you are eligible for 30 hours government funded childcare, more information can be found on the government website:


Once your application is complete, you will receive a code confirming eligibility. The Saplings need this code to secure funding for your child(ren). Without this we cannot provide the extra 15 hours for free and parents will be charged at the normal rate. Parents must undertake this eligibility check every 3 months to secure funding on an ongoing basis!



If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact us.