Nursery (childcare) Discount 2021-22

At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide additional business rates support for eligible nursery businesses in England occupying a qualifying property.

As temporary measure for 2021/22 he announced that:

  • The Nursery discount (2020/21) will also be extended for three months, at 100%, uncapped, for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.
  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 the Nursery discount would apply at 66% relief for eligible properties, with a cash cap of £105,000.
  • For the Nursery discount 2021/22, businesses may choose to opt out of support by providing billing authorities notification of their request to refuse support, per eligible hereditament.

To be eligible for this discount, the premises must:

  • Be occupied by providers on Ofsted's Early Years Register and wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

How to apply for discount

We will automatically apply the discount to properties that we think will qualify. If you feel your business fits the criteria for the discount and have not received it please contact us.

The Government has provided nursery (childcare) discount guidance.

Cancel the discount

If we have applied the discount and you do not wish to receive it, you can choose to cancel your discount.