The Government are currently offering 15 funded hours for some 2 year olds and all 3/4 year olds. We have also Welcomed the introduction to 30 hours funding for 3/4 year olds who's parents are eligible.(this depends on the criteria detailed below.)
Our fully funded places are offered with no additional costs for food, snacks and nappies.
The 15 hours funding is based on 38 weeks of the year giving you a total of 570 hours to use over the year, the 30 hour funding is 30 hours over the 38 weeks giving you a total of 1140 hours to use.
As a nursery are happy to support the delivery of these hours in a way to suit you, and your families', needs, including spreading the hours over 51 weeks, rather than term-time only. We are happy to discuss with you which Hours/Sessions you would like and will try our best to accommodate your request.
The eligibility for the 2 year old funding is listed below, if you think you may be entitled please contact Family Information on 01133789700.
They will be eligible if their parent/Carer is in receipt of one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Children are also entitled to a place if:
they’re looked after by a local council
they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
they get Disability Living Allowance
they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
The criteria for the additional 15 hours Funding for Working families
- Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent works more than 16 hours per week or earns the equivalent of 16 hours per week at Living Wage,(earning minimum of £125.28 per week)
- and has a household income of less than £100,000 per year.
"Working” will include: employed and self-employed people, zero-hour contract hours who meet the criteria, where both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave. Where one parent is employed and the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or where one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.
There is also options for help to pay your childcare, if you are eligible for Tax credits they may contribute towards your childcare fees you can check this on the Tax credit calculator.
Parents who are not eligible for tax credits can apply for Tax Free Childcare, this can pay up to £2000 per year, by paying £2 for every £8 you pay in childcare Fees.
If you would like to check your eligibility for any of the above please go to the Government's Childcare Choices website here.
If you would like any further information then please fill out the form below.