Funded Childcare

We offer a number of Early Years Funded Education (EYFE) places for children of 2, 3 & 4 years at both of our settings. This is currently 15 hours  per term week for eligible 2 year olds. ALL 3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per term week and many are now entitled to a further 15 hours per term week, depending on family circumstances.

For 2 year old funding: Parents must apply via the Northumberland County Council Website.

For 3 & 4 year olds, follow the link on our ‘LINKS’ page for ‘childcare choices’ in blue font. Click the link then scroll down & there is a purple box which says “apply now”. Please apply now to secure your September place. Settings have to submit your details before each term starts. If you don’t contact your provider until Term starts you will only get the basic 15 hours and you will NOT get the extra 15 hours until next term. Additional hours will be payable, or extra hours lost so APPLY TODAY!!!

We follow Northumberland school terms which can be found on Northumberland County Council (NCC) website. There are 38 term weeks per year.

Each setting can offer a number of places where funding hours can be taken flexibly to support working parents (e.g. for 15 hour entitlement this equates to around 10 hours over 52 weeks of the year. 30 hour funding equates to around 20 hours over 52 weeks).

2 Year Old Funded Early Education

If your child is between 2 and 3 years of age, you have an income below £16,190 and are claiming one of the following benefits, you could be eligible for a funded early education place with us:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employments and Support Allowance – Income Related only
  • Working Tax Credit (with a family income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)

If you meet the criteria above check your eligibility and apply for a place now!

All 3 & 4 year olds are automatically entitled to Early Education

Places are subject to availability. Extra hours to extend your child’s day may be booked and paid for, again subject to availability.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Any child in receipt of 3 and 4 year old accessing Early Years Funded Education (EYFE)  could be eligible for this additional funding if their parents/carers have a household income below £16,190 and are claiming one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and with a family gross income of less than £16,190)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employments and Support Allowance – Income Related only
  • Universal Credit

EYPP is to enhance education and resources at Nursery  If a child meets this criteria, contact us to apply now!

Please ask for further information if you would like to request free nursery education for your child at this setting.

**30 FundedHours**

LATEST UPDATE 

The Government has announced it will be doubling funded childcare from 2017.

But it’s not quite that straightforward…

1) The 30-hours funded childcare will only be available to parents who work more than 16 hours a week.

2) There’s also a salary cap. Parents who individually earn more than £100,000 a year will not be eligible.

So what is the free childcare deal?
Many working parents of 3 to 4-year-olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare – rather than the current 15 hours.

When will it start?
The scheme is scheduled to go nationwide in 2017.

Will my child get it?
Not everyone is eligible – the extra 15 hours are only available to working parents who work more than 16 hours a week and earn under £100,000 per year. This is different to the current funded childcare scheme which is open to everyone.

It also only applies to families living in England.
So, to be eligible:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 in September 2016
  • You’ll work more than 16 hours per week
  • You’ll have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You’ll live in England

Will all nurseries offer this?
Most will – but some nurseries may not be able to offer the flexible 30 hours funded childcare.

Will all nurseries offer this?
Most will – but some nurseries may not be able to offer the flexible 30 hours funded childcare, or have sufficient places available.

Please ask for further information if you would like to request funded nursery education for your child at this setting.

Tax Free Childcare

For those who have not yet heard, or read about, the new government tax free childcare scheme, I have attached a link in the comments for more information.

 

The scheme allows working parents to open an account to pay childcare costs into- for every £8 parents pay in, the government will pay in £2- effectively cancelling out tax paid.

 

This is a step forward for supporting working parents in the UK. As an Ofsted registered childcare setting we are eligible to be part of this scheme.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-free-childcare-10-things-parents-should-know

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