As a working parent, you may be entitled to receive the ‘child care element’ from working family tax credit. Please visit their website and try out their tax credit calculator to give you a guide on how much you could receive.
Save on Tax and NI
If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme, you can save on National Insurance and Income Tax. By registering for your employer’s scheme, up to £243 per month can be deducted from your salary and used to provide childcare vouchers for the same amount. This amount, which is deducted from your gross salary, is then exempt from National Insurance and Income Tax. Each parent can use childcare vouchers to the value of £243 per month.
Your employer may be able to help you with childcare costs using childcare vouchers or other schemes.
You will pay Income Tax and National Insurance on some kinds of support. However, there are some childcare schemes you don’t pay tax and National Insurance on
You don’t have to pay tax and National Insurance on:
- childcare vouchers
- childcare your employer arranges with a provider (sometimes known as ‘directly contracted childcare’)
- workplace nurseries
You can get up to £55 a week from childcare vouchers, depending on how much you earn and when you joined the scheme.
We currently accept vouchers from many providers, including Kiddies Voucher, Great care, busy bees etc. if your employer uses a different provider we can very easily become registered with them.
If you would like further information regarding Childcare Vouchers please go to: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/childcare-vouchers
Redeeming Your Vouchers
If you receive paper vouchers, they can be handed in at the nursery to be redeemed each month against your fees.
Alternatively, many providers now offer an automatic redemption process. Once you have made this arrangement, the redemption takes place at the same time each month, without any further action needed on your part. Any remaining balance of your fees can be paid by standing order or by direct payment into our account.
We offer discounts for siblings in all of our nurseries, please contact your local nursery for further information
To help us bring the “family” atmosphere to our nursery, every one of our staff has been chosen with the utmost care. They must be fully trained or undergoing training and demonstrate a real interest in caring for children. All our staffs have the professionalism to work as a team, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each child.
The quality and commitment of our staff sets us apart from many other nurseries. We take the utmost careto recruit and retain only the best and most dedicated Early Years practitioners – we understand anursery is only as good as its staff team.
our staff have Early years’ professional status (EYP), levels 5, level 4 and Level 3qualifications in childcare and many have years of experience of working with children. We also haveQualified teacher, Practitioners with over 10 years’ experience working with the older children, extending theirlearning and giving them added confidence and a valuable head start for when they go to primary school.
The quality of our staff, more than anything else, is the best possible guarantee that your child will receive a consistently high standard of care and be provided with a wide variety of stimulating learning experiences.
Our commitment to the “whole child” shines through all our children’s activities. It is our blueprint towards giving your child a well balanced, constructive day, consisting of play, learning and utmost care.
The Early Education Funding (EEF) was introduced by the government to provide ‘free’ preschool education to children aged between 3 years and 4 years on the 1st September each year. The 2 year old funding was later introduce based on specific criteria for families to qualify.
Free childcare and education for 2 to 4-year-olds
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
Free early learning for 2 year olds
You could be missing out on free childcare if:
- You have a child aged two years (funding will be available from the term after their 2nd birthday)
- Your family is living on a low income or claiming income based benefits
- You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 11 hours per week throughout the year or a maximum of 15 hours per week during term time (pro-rata).
Families must have one or more of these:
- Income based benefit such as Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance
- Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year
- A two-year-old child who receives Disability Living Allowance
- A two-year-old child who has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan
- A two-year-old child who is looked after by the local authority
- A two-year-old child who has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order
- Special criteria will apply to children known to Social Care or Portage.
Free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds
Early education supports children to develop strong foundations for their future learning.
All four-year olds can receive a free early education place.
Three year olds will be eligible for a free early education place depending on their birthday:
- born 1 April to 31 August: term eligible is Autumn (starts September)
- born 1 September to 31 December: term eligible is Spring (starts January)
- born birthday 1 January to 31 March: term eligible is Summer (starts April)
Please see link for further information