FROM SEPTEMBER 2017. THE GOVERNMENT ARE DOUBLING THE FREE ENTITLEMENT FOR ALL 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS FROM 15 TO 30 HRS PER WEEK IF PARENTS MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA.
To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year.
MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY. BUT IF YOU THINK YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE PLEASE RESERVE YOUR CHILDCARE PLACE NOW.
We will also be providing wrap around care from local school nurseries, either to provide the additional hours to top up to 30 hrs & fee paying top ups.
Working Tax Credit and have an annual, household income of less than £16,190
Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income based Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit and have an annual, household income of less than £16,190
The Working Tax Credit 4 week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Support through part 6 of The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Your child has a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC)
- Your child is looked after by the Local Authority (defined under Section 31 of the Children Act 1989)
- Your child has left care through special guardianship, adoption or through a residence order
- Your child has Disability Living Allowance (DLA)