Pines Pre-School
Hanworth Community Centre
Hanworth Road, Bracknell, RG12 7WX

        

Funding

Help paying for your child.
(Information from the GOV.UK website October 2019)

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.
This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
 
3 to 4-year-olds
 
You can start claiming free childcare after your child turns 3.
The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
 
              Child’s birthday                                                                 When you can claim

1 January to 31 March                                        The beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August                                             The beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December                           The beginning of term on or after 1 January
 
(Example Your child was born on 15 February 2012. They can get free early education and childcare from the start of term following 1 April 2015.)
 
 
You can’t continue to claim free childcare once your child starts reception class in a state school.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-year-olds
 
Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.
You must be getting one of the following:
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and have an annual income under £16,190
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit
 
Children are also entitled to a place if:
  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
 
If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
 
                  Child’s birthday                                                            When you can claim

1 January to 31 March                                       The beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August                                            The beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December                          The beginning of term on or after 1 January
 
 
 Contact                                         to check if your child is eligible.
 
 
 
 
 
For Additional Help towards paying for childcare click on any of the following,
 
 
  1. Tax credits to help working parents
  2. Childcare vouchers
  3. Support while you study
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Why Pre-school

It’s free! 
Cost is always a concern with childcare, however, in England all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education each year (this equates to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year). Some 2 year olds are eligible too depending on circumstances. This free education can take place in nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools or with childminders.

 

30 HOUR FUNDING

The Government has introduce 30 Hour Funding for 3 & 4 year Old children.
The link below is to the Government website outlining what this entails & has a short guide setting out the eligibility requirements for 30 hours childcare for parents in England.

30 Hour Funding
More information on 30 hours childcare is also available from the Childcareworks website .