2, 3 & 4 Year Old Funding & Other Government Funding Schemes

2, 3 and 4 year old funding

If your child is entitled to claim 2 Year Old Funding (criteria to be met) or 3 and 4 Year Old Funding, they are offered 15 hours free childcare over 38 weeks of the year (Term Time Only) or this can be reduced to 11 hours over 50 weeks of the year, attending throughout school holidays.

If you are entitled to claim the additional 15 hours funding (for 3 and 4 Year Olds Only), your hours can increase from 15 to 30 attending 38 weeks of the year or from 11 to 22 attending 50 weeks of the year. You do not have to take up the full additional entitlement, you may only require part of the entitlement which we can accommodate.

Funded children can use their funded hours between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm, with the option to drop off before 9.00am or collect after 4.30pm at an additional cost.

Funded children have the option to bring their own packed lunch for meals, at no additional cost, or pay for Nursery meals. If you would like to provide a packed lunch for your child’s meal(s) our staff members will be more than happy to go through our Health Eating Policy with you.

Term dates sept 2018 – July 2019

Childcare Vouchers

Many employers offer their employees the option to pay their childcare via vouchers. Childcare vouchers are a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. If you join the scheme, you can exchange up to £243 a month (£55.00 a week) of your gross salary for childcare vouchers. The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions (NI). Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933 a parent, a year. We accept all major childcare voucher schemes. If you would like to pay via the voucher scheme, this is set up through your employer.

Tax Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government schemes to help parents with the cost of childcare. You can apply for both tax free childcare and 30 hours funding through one online application – the childcare service.

To qualify for either scheme, parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week (on average) and not more than £100,000 each a year.

Parents can use Tax-Free Childcare alongside the 15 and 30 hours free childcare schemes.

Parents can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as they receive childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. However, 30 hours free childcare can be received alongside these schemes.