Little Owls @ Dove House 
Little Owls @ Ainthorpe 


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. 

Funding Options 

Two Year Old Funding 

Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get any of the following benefits: 
Income Support 
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) 
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 
Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments 
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit 
Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit (or both), and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax 

3 – 4 Year Old Funding Universal Hours 

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks. 

3 – 4 Year old Funding Extended Hours 

You may be able to get 30 hours free childcare if: 
you live in England 
your child is 3 to 4 years old 
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