The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
Please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ or call 0300 123 4097 for up to date information and links for applying.
3 & 4-Year-Old Funding (Inc. 30-hour funding)
We are registered with the Early Years and Childcare Section of the South Gloucestershire Education Department to receive Nursery Education Grant Funding (NEG). The Grant offers 15 hours of free education per week for 38 weeks per year. Some parents may qualify for 30 hours’ free childcare. Please visit childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find further information and a link to apply. When you apply, if eligible you will receive an 11 digit reference number which will you will need to give to your pre-school for them to be able to claim. You will be sent a reminder every 3 months to log in and confirm your details to keep your 30 hours. It only takes a minute or two.
Pre-school opens for 39 weeks per year (5 days of which are in service days)
Your child will be eligible for grant funding the term after they turn 3 years of age. As a setting, we will contact you about this funding at the appropriate time.
Term starts dates are 1st September, 1st January, and 1st April.
Two-year-old funding is currently available to some families if they are claiming one of the following: –
- Income support
- Job seekers allowance – Income-based
- Tax credit and has an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
- Universal Credit
- Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
Children qualify after their 2nd birthday. There is also a set of other criteria which may qualify parents/carers for 2-Year-Old Funding, to see if you qualify please go to call South Gloucestershire Council on 01454 868008 or through the website. They can confirm eligibility.
If a child is absent for more than 5 sessions for whatever reason, we will need WRITTEN confirmation for the duration of the absence, this is a requirement of South Gloucestershire Grant Funding Policy. Please see a member of staff for an absence form which covers sickness and holidays.
If a child is absent, without explanation, and we are unable to contact you, for more than four weeks, the place may be forfeited and offered to another child.
South Gloucestershire Council – EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium)
Nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers can claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning, and care.
Providers can use the extra funding in any way they choose to improve the quality of the early year’s education that they provide for your child.
Please check the criteria below to see if you qualify. If you qualify, please complete the section in your EY4P form which you will be asked to sign to enable us to claim your grant.
All early year’s providers who deliver government-funded early education will be able to claim the early year’s pupil premium for three and four-year-old children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
There are special circumstances that are eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium, in addition to the economic criteria, if your child meets any of the following:
your child is looked after by the local authority
your child has left care through a special guardianship or adoption or residence order
Please speak to contact the pre-school should you require further information.