In April 2017, the Government extended its funding for 3 and 4 year olds for working families. We were pleased to accept this funding on behalf of a number of our families. It brought some teething problems, with the IT proving somewhat challenging.
We will continue to accept the extended funding provision from September, however places are extremely limited as we continue to be very busy. Information on how to apply can be found online at Apply Here, and there is also an option to calculate potential entitlement to this and other sources of support.. Childcare Calculator
A parent will be able to claim up to 30 hours from the term following the child’s third birthday, AND the term following receipt of their eligibility code form HMRC.
This means, if you wish to apply for additional funding in the Autumn term 2017, you must apply now and submit your eligibility code to pre-school by the end of THIS term, 14th July 2017. Codes received after this date will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with full supporting information, and we will try our very best to get it accepted. Any parent providing an eligibility code after 1st September will not be able to take up additional funding until January 2018.
This brings the process in line with the ‘normal’ funding deadlines.