Nursery - 30 Hour Places - Information
Some working parents may be able to claim an additional 15 hours free nursery education per week.
To be eligible for the additional 15 hours, the household must:
Be a two parent working family or a lone working parent;
Have all parents working and each parent earning between: the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage (includes income received from tax credits or Universal Credit) and earning less than £100,000 per year. Please note, if one parent’s income exceeds £100,000, the household will not be eligible;
Both parents usually working, but one is temporarily out of work for a particular reason i.e. one or both parents are away from work on leave (parental, maternity etc.) or one or both parents are in receipt of Statutory Sick Pay;
Parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible, as are those who are registered as self-employed;
One parent is employed and the other parent has either: substantial caring responsibilities and/or disability based on specific benefits received for caring, is a foster carer with their own three and four year old children;
Parents who are in training will not be eligible as they can receive other Government support
Please visit the government “Childcare Choices” website to check if you qualify for the additional 15 hours https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
To ensure that your child can receive the additional 15 hours entitlement, parents must apply and have their codes validated by the Local Authority by the following deadlines:
31 August to receive funding in the Autumn Term
31 December to receive funding in the Spring Term
31 March to receive funding in the Summer Term
If you do qualify, you will need to provide us with your eligibility/funding code and National Insurance Number prior to the above deadlines.