From September 2017, the government has made a commitment to extend the current entitlement and provide an additional 15 hours of free childcare for children that are eligible. The new entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
•Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW), and less than £100,000 per year. (Working will include employed and self-employed persons. Parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW, which is £107 a week at the current NMW rate. This includes those parents on zero contract hours who meet the criteria)
•Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, 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
If you meet the criteria and would like your child to attend for their 30 hours free childcare from September 2017, or would like to discuss this further, please speak to the Nursery Manager or email Head Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also offering some additional sessions to parents free of charge from Easter 2017 onwards (if their child is already funded for 15 hours and subject to criteria being evidenced) in order to enable a smoother transition for eligible families. Terms and Conditions Apply.