Funded Childcare and Education at Little Hands Daycare

Funded Childcare and Education at Little Hands Daycare

 

What funded childcare and education am I currently entitled to?

 

15 hours free childcare

All parents of 3- and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare and education. At Little Hands Daycare, we also offer 15 hours funded childcare and education to some 2-year-olds if parents meet the criteria of the local authority, a child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or if a child is being looked after by a local authority, kinship or guardianship order.

 

30 hours free childcare

For working parents with 3- and 4-year-olds, you may be able to get 30 hours funded childcare and education depending on eligibility. Eligibility criteria includes work requirements, salary, age of children, and location. For more information, visit the Childcare Choices website.

 

Tax Free Childcare 

Tax free childcare is a government scheme to help working parents with the cost of their childcare. Aimed at families with children aged 0-11 or up to 17 if their child has a disability, the scheme can save families up to £2,000 per child per year or £4,000 for a child with a disability. To find out more about tax free childcare, please read our blog post.

 

What funded childcare and education will I be entitled to following the Spring Budget 2023 announcement?

 

On 15th March 2023, the Government announced changes to help with childcare costs for working parents, via a range of new measures.

 

Working parents in England will be able to access 30 hours of subsidised childcare per week, for 38 weeks of the year, from when their child is 9 months old to when they start school.

 

This will be rolled out in stages:

  • From April 2024, all working parents of 2-year-olds can access 15 hours free childcare per week
  • From September 2024, all working parents of children aged 9 months up to four years old can access 15 hours free per week
  • From September 2025 all working parents of children aged 9 months up to four years old can access 30 hours free childcare per week.

 

When should I apply for funded childcare?

 

When your child turns 3 When they can get 30 hours from Recommended time to apply
1st September to 31st December Term starting on or after 1st January 15th October to 30th November
1st January to 31st March Term starting on or after 1st April 15th January to 28th February
1st April to 31st August Term starting on or after 1st September 15th June to 31st July

 

Little Hands will continue being alert to any updates inline with funding and communicate with families at the earliest opportunity. We expect a later consultation to be consolidated and information shared with providers in January 2024. As soon as possible following receipt of this information, Little Hands will communicate all funding information with our teams and families. To further ensure our families can have the best access to the available funding and ask any likely questions they may have, Little Hands may run an information event which will be further communicated closer to this time. 

 

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Locations

102-104 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, West Midlands, DY8 4BS

T: 01384 441441
E: amblecote@littlehandsdaycare.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Lara Owen & Bev Ramsell

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The Sunday School, 2 Chapel Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 2BQ

T: 0121 820 7119
E: bromsgrove@littlehandsdaycare.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Emma Gerrish

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Nursery Block Heart Of Worcestershire College School Drive Bromsgrove Worcestershire B60 1PQ

T: 0121 824 4697
E: howcollegebromsgrove@littlehandsdaycare.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Clare Fereday

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16-18 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1PS

T: 01384 396920
E: stourbridge@littlehandsdaycare.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Lara Owen & Lucy Brettle

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