Finance and Funding
Childcare Voucher Scheme
This is a government initiated scheme available from employers to support working parents in paying their childcare costs in a tax efficient way. Parents can order up to £243.00 per month - deductible from their salary before tax and national insurance, in exchange for vouchers. These vouchers can then be used to pay your fees at your Registered Childcare Provider (see ‘helpful Links’ for further information). We accept a wide range of vouchers at Halesowen Day Nursery and are always willing to join with whatever company your workplace uses. However, your employer must offer the scheme I order for you to take part.
There are currently two types of funding available for the parents of children in early years settings: Early Education Funding (EEF) and Time for Two’s funding (Tf2s). These are helpful financial ways in which families are enabled to choose to have nursery care & education for their children if they wish. At Halesowen Day Nursery we are happy to accept both types of funding, dependent upon space and availability.
EEF – This entitles the parents of all 3 and 4 year olds up to a calculated 15hrs of funded childcare (funding begins in the term after they turn 3 years old) As this entitlement is for all children, claims will be automatically generated. During the first term of your entitlement, you will be asked to sign a Parent Carer Statement in order for your claim to be processed through us.
Tf2’s – This entitles eligible parents of 2 year olds up to a calculated 15hrs of funded childcare. The funding is means tested and is available to eligible families in relation to their financial circumstances – If you think that you may be eligible for this, please contact your local Children's Centre to apply.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
In April 2015, some 3 & 4 year olds became eligible for additional funding to support early years settings in their provision for children's early education, this funding is referred to as EYPP and is designed to give eligible children further support to achieve their future goals. Again this funding is means tested and is available to eligible families in relation to their financial circumstances – it is also available for children who have been in care or adopted from care. If you think that you may be eligible for this, please speak to Sarah Walker at Nursery or call Dudley Early Years on 01384 814291 for more information and the eligibility criteria. The online application form can be found at www.dudley.gov.uk/eypp