Useful Information

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

 

Child Care Vouchers

Huge savings can be made against childcare costs by paying for your childcare in vouchers which are provided by your employers.
We accept certain types of child care vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their eligible employees as a paper or e-voucher.
Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment. Further information can be found at www.childcarevouchers.co.uk

Early Years Entitlements

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free early education from the term following their 3rd birthday until they reach compulsory school age.

New 30 hours Childcare from September 2017, the government has made a commitment to extend the current entitlement and provide an additional 15 hours of free childcare for children that are eligible. The new entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
Further information can be found at our local council website

2 year olds
Free childcare for eligible 2 year olds provide up to 15 hours per week during term time or as a stretched offer over 48 weeks.
Further information can be found at our local council website

Nursery Policies

Please view our nursery policies document for all policy information.

Pupil Premium

The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers by providing funding to early years providers to help them raise the quality of their provision.

Early Years Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2015, to build on the successful model of the school-age Pupil Premium. It ensures more money is spent on those three and four-year-old that will benefit most from additional investment.

The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers by providing funding to early years providers to help them raise the quality of their provision. It complements the Government-funded early education entitlement by providing nurseries, schools, and other providers with up to an additional £302 a year for each eligible child.

Working Tax Credits

This is for parents/carers who are employed or self-employed (either on their own or in a partnership), who:

  • usually work 16 hours or more a week
  • are paid for that work, and
  • expect to work for at least 4 weeks

As part of Working Tax Credit you may qualify for help towards the costs of childcare. If you receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, this will always be paid direct to the person who is mainly responsible for caring for the child or children, alongside payments of Child Tax Credit.
Check online at www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits for further information and eligibility.

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