At Bolitho Nursery we offer 2 year old funding. You can register with us for ‘Term Time only’ or ‘Full Year’ sessions. This funding provides you with free sessions for up to 15 hours a week ‘Term Time only’ or you can stretch your funding to ‘Full Year’ for 11 hours per week.
Please check our term dates available on our Term Dates Calendar to see which suits you childcare needs.
All children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to funding from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday, this can be taken as either 15 hours per week for 38 weeks or “stretched” to 11 hours per week for 51 weeks.
We also offer spaces for children who are entitled to the extended 30 hours funding. Parents will need to sign up for the extended entitlement via the Government’s childcare choices website to obtain a “30 hour eligibility code”. Parents are advised to sign up in the term before they wish to claim as there are deadlines for doing this, we will send you reminder emails closer to the time.
Parents must also reconfirm their eligibility every 3 months to be able to continue claiming the extended funding. Please keep an eye on your emails for these important reminders!
This is a government scheme which replaces childcare vouchers. Parents must check whether they are eligible and set up an online childcare account via the Government’s Childcare Choices website.
The government will top-up the money parents pay into the account. For every £8 paid in, the government will add an extra £2 up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year – that’s up to £500 every three months (double this amount is available to parents of disabled children).
Parents must then arrange to pay a registered childcare provider from their online childcare account. Bolitho Nursery is registered to receive payments from Tax Free Childcare accounts.
If your child is 3 or 4 years old and receiving grant funding then their childcare provider could claim an additional £302 per year for each child.
Parents are encouraged to apply for EYPP if they are in receipt of certain benefits (Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit) or if the child has been looked after by the Local Authority, been adopted from care or is subject to a Child Arrangements Order.
You apply for this by providing further details on our funding form that we will ask you to complete when you are first eligible for the 3 year old funding. You will be notified if you are successful in your application and we will provide regular updates of how this money is spent to support your child’s learning.
The premium can be spent on supporting the development, learning and care of their child. An example of how we spend EYPP money is by offering discounts on Great Scott Adventures outdoor learning sessions and Savvy Studios Baby Ballet sessions. These sessions have previously had a very positive impact on children’s progress in all areas of learning and narrowed the gaps in children’s learning and development.
We understand that the costs of childcare can be a significant amount of your monthly budget. We encourage parents to talk to us if they are in financial difficulties to see what help we can provide. Our standard invoices are calendar monthly but we can offer flexible payment options where required.