Fees

Free Entitlement for all 3 – 4 year olds

From the term after their 3rd birthday, your child will be eligible to claim the 3 and 4 year olds, ‘Early Education Free Entitlement’. For those of you who have not claimed before, this means that you are entitled to 570 hours of free Childcare per year – this is equivalent to 15 hours of free nursery education per week for 38 weeks per year during term time or 11 hours per week over the whole year.

 

If you would like to use some or all of your funding with us, you are required to complete and sign a Northamptonshire County Council funding form, which will be available to complete in the nursery. You will need to register your child with us and we will need to take a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information on the Free Entitlement.

 

You can download our Fees here.

Funded Early Learning for 2 year olds

The Funded Early Learning for 2 year olds entitles eligible children to 570 hours a year of Funded Early Learning. The 570 hours is split into three funding blocks. The maximum amount of hours that can be taken in a week is 15 hours.

 

The Funded Early Learning place can start from the funding block following your child’s 2nd Birthday.

 

To be eligible a parent/carer must have an income below £16,190 and be claiming the one of the following state benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed Element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

 

You cannot be in receipt of Working Tax Credit (except during the four-week period immediately after the employment ceases, or after you start to work fewer than 16 hours per week.

 

Further information can be found on the website of Northamptonshire County Council (www.northamptonshire.gov.uk). They have an Online Eligibility Checker that can be used. This will provide a Reference Number that we will require in order to confirm the eligibility for this funding. The successful Reference Number will expire after 6 weeks. If a place has not been taken up before the end of the 6 weeks, the Online Eligibility Checker can be used again to obtain a new number.

 

If you would like to use some or all of your funding with us, you are required to complete and sign a Northamptonshire County Council funding form, which will be available to complete in the nursery. You will need to register your child with us and we will need to take a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

Funding for Discretionary Places

We also accept children who have funding in place through this. Further information can be found on the website of Northamptonshire County Council (www.northamptonshire.gov.uk).

In order to qualify for the funding at Clarecroft, the child must be registered with us. We will also need to see the child’s birth certificate and proof of address.