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Help With Fees

If you choose to send your child to Choo Choo's then there might be a number of different funding options that could help you pay your fees. 

If you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.

Universal Credit:

Universal Credit could pay up to 85% of your childcare costs. Universal Credits will pay up to £1014.63 for one child and £1739.37 for two or more children. 

Follow this link to find out more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-childcare-costs#how-much-you-can-get

Childcare Vouchers

 

Choo Choo's are able to accept all major childcare vouchers including; Sedexo, Care4, Kiddivouchers, Edenred, Busybees, Co-op, Early Years, Family Matters, Kids unlimited, Faircare, All save, Fideliti. If you have any other vouchers please contact us to ensure we are able to accept them.

Support for young parents & students

 

If you are a parent under 20 and hoping to continue or go back to education, then Care to Learn may be able to help with childcare costs. You could be eligible to claim £180 a week to cover the cost of your child care.

Free Nursery entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 years

 

All 3 year olds receive 15 hours funding per week, from the term after their 3rd birthday. This is not something parents/carers apply for, it is received automatically. This is also known as universal entitlement. 

3+4 year olds can also receive 30 hours funding. This funding is 30 hours extended entitlement for working parents/carers. There is certain criteria you have to meet, and it must be applied for by the parent/carer within the funding term before you are wanting to use it. For example, if your child turns 3 in August, you may be eligible for 30 hours funding from September, so you would need to apply before September in order to receive the funding. If successful, you will receive a 11-digit code which will need to be supplied to the nursery. This code will need to renewed every 3 months to reconfirm eligibility. Applications must be made through the government gateway portal. 

In addition to the 30 hours funding, working parents of 2 year olds are also able to apply for 15 hours a week funding. This is the same principle as the 30 hours funding, the only difference is 2 year olds receive 15 hours instead of 30 hours. 

2 year olds of non-working parents are also able to receive 15 hours funding. Parents have to apply for this through Somerset Council, in which if you are successful, we will need a copy of the confirmation email from Somerset Council. 

In order for us to claim all types of funding, we must have a copy of the child's birth certificate. Without this, we are unable to claim any funding and you will be charged the hourly rate. 

For children who attend all year round, the funding is stretched to either 11 hours per week or 22 hours per week. 

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