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Funding your childcare

2 Year Old Eligibility

Did you know that there is 15 hours of funding for your 2 year old if you meet a certain criteria.   

Its easy to apply, click the link below to find out more. 

From April 2024, working parents of two-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours of free childcare.

3 Year Old Funding


All children aged 3-5 years old receive 15 hours free government funding, regardless of your circumstances. 


Since 1st September 2017 the Government increased free childcare for eligible working parents to 30 hours per week.


Click the link below to see find out more,

30 hour funding 

3 Year Funding 

Working Tax Credits

HMRC Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit schemes are available to help with paying fees dependent on your personal circumstances.

When registering your childcare with the Tax Credit helpline they will ask for the following information: 

  • Name of Governing Body; Ofsted

  • Name & address of childcare provider ; Scribbles Day Nursery, 217 High street, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 6RR/ Unit 15 Wellington Park, Beacon Park NR31 7BB Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 7BB

  • Our OFSTED numbers:  

  • Gorleston -EY473569. 

  • Beacon Park  - 2508021

  • The Nurture Cove - 2669836

  • 0345 300 3900

Childcare Vouchers

Ask your employer about childcare vouchers as you may entitled to help with tax free childcare or other available schemes.

We accept all kinds of childcare vouchers.



You may eligible for 10% discount on your childcare fees if you are NHS, Military, Emergency Services, Offshore or working on the Beacon Park estate. 

There is 15% discount for those who enrol more than one child, usually the younger child will be allocated the discount on their fees.


The Small Print

  • Our fees are payable calendar monthly in advance by either cash, BACS or nursery voucher on or before the 5th of each month. In exceptional circumstances we can accommodate other forms of payment, to be discussed with the Nursery Manager upon enrolling your child.

  • If you are paying by voucher then please let us know the company you are using and ensure that your child’s name is used as the reference when the payment is made. If the voucher does not cover the entire fee, then any balance will need to be paid by cash or BACS by the 5th of the month. Please remember that both parents / carers are entitled to redeem the voucher.

  • We understand that from time to time changes can occur and we will endeavour to be reasonable given the circumstances. We need at least 1 MONTH written notice to be provided of any changes to the booking or when your child finally leaves the nursery. We will try to accommodate shorter notice periods especially if we are able to cover the change with another booking.

  • There is a minimum booking commitment for all children aged 3 months to 5 years of 3 hours per week. Bookings must be for the same session(s) each week and as previously mentioned, appropriate notice must be provided for any changes.

  • Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds for a child’s absence of whatever nature including holidays, sickness and nursery closure due to bad weather. Exceptional circumstances can be discussed with the Nursery Manager. 

  • Fees are reviewed annually and 8 weeks minimum notice will be provided before any changes are made.

  • Extra sessions can either be paid for on the day or collected with the following month’s Invoice. Extras are for additional sessions or additional hours and subject to availability.

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