What is 2 year funding?
A child can only be accepted for a two year funded place if they fall into one of the following categories:
1. Parents receiving Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year.
2. The child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan.
3. The child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.
Families who fall into the above criteria will be notified by the local council by letter, this letter must be shown as proof of eligibility and a copy taken for future reference.
What will the 2 year grant fund?
Children accessing the funded places will be offered places by one of the following options:
Children may attend any of the following 7.5 hour sessions, 2 days per week, over 38 weeks per year.
9.00am - 4.30pm or 9.30am - 5.00pm
Children may attend for one full day and one half day per week, over 38 weeks of the year.
7.30am - 5.30pm or 8.00am - 6.00pm
7.30am - 12.30pm or 1.00pm - 6.00pm per week
Children may attend for one extended day per week, over 50 weeks of the year.
7.30am - 5.30pm or 8.00am - 6.00pm
What is 3 year funding? (FEF)
The Free Entitlement Funded place for your child is up to a maximum of 15 hours free per week, for up to 38 weeks per year in line with the school terms.
We are able to offer all 3 and 4 year old children a Free Entitlement Funded (FEF) place once they become eligible which is the term after their 3rd Birthday.
Flexibility of the entitlement is subject to spaces within the pre-school room, here at Kids Zone Nurseries, our settings offer the free early entitlement funding in the following ways:
• 3 hours per day over 5 days of the week.
• Up to a maximum of 6 hours deducted off your daily fee.
Don't Miss Out!
Before your child turns 3 at the start of a term, we will be able to advise you on how to obtain the 30 hours funding for the following term.
You will need to register online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and if you are eligible, you will be issued with a ‘code’.
Once you have received your code, come and talk to the Nursery Manager to enrol your child.
What is 30 hour funding?
A 30 hours funded place for your child is up to a maximum of 30 hours FREE per week, for up to 38 or 51 weeks per year (570 funded hours) in line with the school terms.
We are able to offer 3 and 4 year old children a place once they become eligible which is the term after their 3rd Birthday.
Help from employers
Employers may offer to help with childcare by using childcare vouchers, we work alongside various childcare voucher schemes to help you save on your Tax and National Insurance contributions. Talk to your employer about the support that is available. You can find further information on
Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit is available to families who have an income of up to £58,000 per year. 9 out of 10 families are eligible for this tax credit and it is paid in addition to Child Benefit. There if also a higher payment available for families with at least one child under one year old (the baby element) and for families with children that have a disability.
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit:
A link to the Inland Revenue’s site which explains Tax Credits and has a calculator which will help you work out how much you could be entitled to. This allows you to apply online
Working Tax Credit
The Working Tax Credit provides extra help to those parents in lower paid work with dependant children is they work at least 16 hours a week. You can find out further information on the tax credit help line on 0845 300 3900.
Employer Links: www.employer-links.org.uk A national scheme for employers, who are committed to the development of work life balance policies for all.