Your Funding Options
There are many options available to parents to help with the cost of childcare.
We accept 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds, 2 year funding (for those that qualify), plus 30 hours funding, childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare!
Although the childcare voucher scheme closed to new applicants on 5th October 2018, we are still able to accept childcare vouchers from those that were already members of the scheme. This was offered by many employers but has since been replaced by the tax free childcare scheme. The voucher scheme allows the value of your childcare vouchers to be deducted from your salary before tax and national insurance, meaning you receive a reduction.
All you need to do is set us up as a recipient in your childcare vouchers account or provide us with the voucher to redeem the balance. These can be used towards all Nursery fees.
15 Hours Funding for 2 Year Olds:
Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
- tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:
- are looked after by a local authority
- have a statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- get Disability Living Allowance
- have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangements order
15 Hours Funding:
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks, for example. You can get it from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.
30 Hours Funding:
Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week. Check if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.
The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider and stops when your child starts in reception class (or reaches compulsory school age, if later). You can get it from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.
Tax Free Childcare
You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).
If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account.
If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.
You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both.
Your eligibility depends on:
- if you are working
- your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)
- your child’s age and circumstances
- your immigration status
If you are working
You can usually get Tax-Free Childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
- in work
- on sick leave or annual leave
- on shared parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave
If you’re on adoption leave, you cannot apply for the child you’re on leave for unless you’re going back to work within 31 days of the date you first applied.
To check your eligibility or get more info, visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-tax-free-childcare