We want to make things easier for you
The government provide different funding options dependent on your circumstances and we have set out below how these are assessed. All the funding options below cover 38 weeks of the year, but where possible Little Owls we will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 51 weeks, using fewer hours per week.
We would, of course, be happy to discuss this further and help you with this process, if required. Further information about funding can be obtained from the Governments Childcare Choices website.
Two Year Old Funding
Up to 15 hours a week for parents who are receiving some forms of support including income support, income based job seekers allowance and Tax credits with an annual income under £16,190 before tax
3 – 4 Year Old Funding Universal Hours
15 hours ALL 3- 4 year old children are able to access up to 15 hours per week free early years education from the term after their 3rd Birthday
3 – 4 Year old Funding Extended Hours
30 hours if you and your partner (if you have one) are in work or getting parental, sick or annual leave and are each earning at least the national minimum wage or living wage for 16 hours a week this is £125.28 if you are over 25