We are now accepting applications for registrations:
Eligibility for 2 year olds
Your 2 year old can get funded early education and childcare if you get one of the following:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A child can also get funded early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order.
If you need any further information please give us a call on 01582 563871
Funded childcare for 3 & 4 year olds
All children aged 3 or 4 are eligible for free 15 hours funded childcare. All 3 and 4 year olds in England can get 570 hours of funded early education or childcare per year. At present we offer this over 38 weeks of the year (term-time). We plan to extend this service over 48 weeks from September 2021. For 48 weeks please speak to a member of staff.
**additional costs apply
Some 3 & 4 year olds are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare. A further 570 hours of extended entitlement childcare are available for eligible families.
Eligibility rules for 30 hours for 3 & 4 year olds.
- Your child must be 3 or 4 years old
- Both parents must be working – or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
- Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at the national minimum wage or the national living wage for their age
- Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100’000
- Whilst the scheme is for working parents, you may also be eligible if one of you is an official carer. You may still be eligible if you are receiving disability benefits and the other one is working.
- If you have a zero hours contract and earn an equivalent of 16 hours at your minimum wage then you are eligible
- If you are self employed and earn the equivalent of 16 hours at your minimum wage then you are eligible.
- You must live in England
The eligibility criteria is available on the governments website. It is the parents responsibility to check their eligibility through HMRC. If eligible, you will receive a code which you must bring along to get it verified. You cannot access your 30 hours without this code. The process can take time, therefore it is important to do this before the start of the new term.
When you can start claiming
The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.
- If your child’s birthday is between 1 January to 31 March your child can start their funded place at the beginning of the term on or after 1 April
- If your child’s birthday is between 1 April to 31 August your child can start their funded childcare at the beginning of the term on or after 1 September
- If your child’s birthday is between 1st September to 31 December your child can start their funded childcare at the beginning of the term on or after 1 January
From time to time parent may need additional hous per week. If you do require your child to stay longer then please speak to a member of staff. There is a charge for this service.