Claim your 30hrs FREE childcare

 Are you ready to claim your FREE 30hours of Childcare? Has your child turned 3 years old by the 31st August 2017?

Here at Barn owl day Pre-School we will be offering the 30 hours FREE from September 2017. (Places are limited)

Use 30 hours however you wish to suit your working needs between the hours of 07.30-18.00. We are also offering stretched funding which means you can spread the hours over the 51 weeks (rather than the 38 weeks) e.g you can have 22 hours per week for 51 weeks of the year.

To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year. A family with an annual household income of £199,998 would be eligible if each parent earns just under £100,000. Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings threshold.

Eligibility will be checked by HMRC and will be based on actual income earned. There will be a short grace period so that if parents lose their jobs, they do not automatically lose their childcare entitlement. More details of how this will work have not yet been confirmed.

Parents will be able to apply for both the 30-hour scheme and the Tax-Free Childcare scheme through a joint online application being developed by HMRC, as the eligibility requirements for both schemes are aligned.

All 3- and 4-year-olds – and the most disadvantaged 2-year-olds – will remain entitled to 15 hours of early education per week during term time, regardless of the employment status of their parents.

If you require an application form, a visit or further details please email or call Alison