Funding for 2 year olds
Depending on your personal circumstances, your child may be entitled to 2 year-old funding. If your child is eligible, this funding can be used in the same way as the 3 year-old Nursery Education Funding with 15 hours a week free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year.
Funding for 3 and 4 year olds
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare.
Little Owls Nursery are registered with the local education authority and receives funding for education for every 3 and 4 year old.
Nursery Education Funding will fund a maximum number of hours for each funding period.
30 Hours funding
Working families are entitled to an additional 15 hours free childcare so 30 hours in all. You can check your eligibility and find out more here.
You do not need to apply for the 15 hours of 3-4 year old funding, we will claim on your behalf and the money is sent straight to us. You can find more info about Early Years provision in Somerset here.
If you would prefer to talk to someone about your options, please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to answer any questions.
Tax Free Childcare, Tax Credits and other Childcare Choices
There are a number of new childcare options for parents. If you are working you may be eligible for tax-free childcare, 30 hours of funding or tax credits towards the cost of your childcare. The governments Childcare Choices gives a clear description of the options with tools for application.