Are you entitled to 30 hours free early education?

Since September 2017, families where both parents are working more than 16 hours each per week are entitled to 30 hours free early education. There is an eligibility criterion that families need to meet;

  • Both parent work at least 16 hours per week at minimum of living wage (this includes 0 hour contracts and self-employed)
  • Families where one parent is unable to work, may still be eligible if any of the following is applicable;
    • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on maternity or paternity leave.
    • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leave.
    • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay.
    • One parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring.
    • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.

The ‘specific benefits‘ mentioned above are as follows:

  • Incapacity benefit
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • Long term incapacity benefit
  • Carers’ allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • National insurance credits on the grounds of incapacity for work or limited capability for work.

To find out if you are entitled, use the government website
https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
The let us know your code.

How your 30hr entitlement works at Fullbrook Nursery School

Your child’s 30 hours of early education are divided across 5 days per week during school term time.

Monday – Friday 8:00-2:00pm (school term time only). Children can arrive anytime between 8:00am and 8:40am.

Additional Charges
50p per day for those children who would like breakfast
Any additional hours taken after 2:00pm.

Additional Hours
These can be arranged on a weekly basis and meet the needs of a parent’s employment. Additional hours can be purchased between 2:00pm-4:00pm at the cost of £4 per hour.

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