The below is information has been  taken directly from the different options available to parents at; https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

 

15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds

 

  • For families in England, receiving some forms of support

  • With 2-year-old children

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

 

If eligible, you're entitled to 570 hours of free childcare a year, to use flexibly.

 

You will be eligible if you are getting a form of support, including:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax

 

You’ll also be eligible if any of the following apply to your child:

  • they’re looked after by a local council

  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan

  • they get Disability Living Allowance

  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

 

From 1 January, 1 April or 1 September following your child’s 2nd birthday.

 

15 hours free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds

  • For all families in England

  • With 3 and 4-year-old children

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

 

You're entitled to 570 hours of free childcare a year, to use flexibly.

 

From 1 January, 1 April or 1 September following your child's 3rd birthday.

 

30 hours free childcare for certain 3 and 4 year olds

  • For working families in England

  • With 3 and 4-year-old children

  • An extra 15 hours a week of free childcare - so 30 in all

  • Parents of children who will be 3 on 31st August can apply now

 

If eligible, you're entitled to an extra 570 hours of free childcare a year to use flexibly, so 1140 hours in total.

 

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

 

You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

​Flexibility - Taking up the extended entitlement

 

If you are eligible for the extended entitlement, you can take up to 1140 hours free childcare across the year. This can be taken term time only or ‘stretched’ across the year, as follows:

 

  • Up to 30 hours per week across 38 weeks per year or (term time offer)

  • Up to 23.75 hours per week across 48 weeks per year or (stretched offer)

  • Up to 22.25 hours per week across 51 weeks of the year (stretched offer).

 

Flexibility options will need to be discussed with your chosen early years provider as the range of models and their availability will vary across the city.

 

Not all providers may be able to offer the stretched offer, the full 30 hours per week or the particular pattern of provision that you require however, you can split your entitlement across more than one provider.

 

You will be able to access your free childcare:

 

  • between 6am and 8pm

  • up to a maximum of 10 free hours per day, 30 hours per week (38 weeks per year).

  • across a maximum of two sites in a single day.

 

Charges

 

If you take more than 30 hours per week (or the equivalent of 1140 hours per year), there will be a charge from the provider for the additional hours. Please check with your provider for details of these and any other additional charges such as for meals, snacks or additional services.

 

Tax-Free Childcare

 

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)

  • For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child - that's up to £500 every three months

  • Parents of children who will be under 4 on 31st August, and parents of disabled children, can apply now

 

If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three months.

 

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

 

If either you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more, you can’t get Tax-Free Childcare. You can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. You can use it with the 15 hours and 30 hours schemes.

 

Please let me know if you would like further information on any of the above, you can sign up for tax free childcare and the 30 hours free childcare at; https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk and you can find me by searching for; SK10 2TJ EY448379 (which is my post code and Ofsted reference).

If you struggle with anything, the helpline is really good and the advisors are very helpful - you can contact them on 0300 123 4097.

I have full and part time vacancies available for children aged from birth to 14 years old.