Some families are entitled to funded childcare. there are 3 main options in adiotn to childcare vouchers.
15 hours for all 3 & 4 year olds – all children are entitled to 15 hours of funded education for their child the term after their 3rd birthday. If your child already attends nursery you don’t need to do anything. If your child doesn’t yet attend nursery please contact us for more information.
15 hours for 2 year olds – if your family qualify for tax credits and earn less than £16,190 per year or less or qualify for some other benefits then you may be eligible. Children are able to access the 15 hours the term after their 2nd birthday and often you will receive a “Golden ticket” to indicate that you are eligible.
30 hours for 3 & 4 year olds – This is for families where both parents (or 1 parent in single parent house holds) are working at least 16 hours per week on minimum wage or earning below £100,000 per parent. The sessions we offer for those eligible for the 30 hours are Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm.
To find out if you qualify and what to do next we recommend you visit the Childcare Choices website and select the type of funded place you are interested in. Or please contact us and we will be able to give you some more information.