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Free Childcare

ALL 3 and 4 year olds ...

... in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year. Once your child is 3 years old you can start claiming free early education from any of these dates after they turn 3:
1st September 1st January 1st April

This means that your child could attend our nursery for a:

  • Full Day and there would be NOTHING for you to pay.
  • School Hours Session for only £1.38
  • Half Day Session for only £4.25

Some 2 year olds ...
... in England can also get free early education. To qualify for this entitlement, you must be:

  • On Income Support
  • On income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Receiving income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Children looked after by a local council are also entitled to a place.

If your child is eligible, you will be able to start claiming from any of these dates after they turn 2:

1st September 1st January 1st April

New rules from September 2014
From September 2014 more 2 year olds in England will be eligible for free early education.
As well as the current rules, a child will then also be eligible if any of the following apply:

  • you get Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 a year
  • they have a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order

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