Nursery Education Funding

Nursery Education Grant funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds

All three and four year old children may attend nursery, subject to conditions, for up to 15 hours per week of Nursery Education Grant Funded hours for 38 weeks per year (term time.) These hours are free of charge, and can be taken over a minimum of 3 days per week. Please click here for more infomation.

Nursery Education Grant funded hours for 2 year olds

Two year old children may attend nursery, subject to conditions, for up to 15 hours per week of Nursery Education Grant Funded hours for 38 weeks per year, (term time) these hours are free of charge. A section is usually offered five, 3 hour sessions a week throughout the school year, typically 9am to 12noon or 1pm to 4pm. However, you may be able to use your 15 hours in fewer sessions per week, (minimum of 3 days per week), subject to availability.

To find more information about is you will be eligible click here or call Brent Council on:  020 8937 3001

30 Hours Education Grant funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds

Up to 30 hours of free child care for working parents!

All 3 and 4 year-  olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare and education for the equivalent of 38 weeks per year from the term after their third birthday. The additional hours can be taken out of term time. Be aware! If your employment status changes you may lose the additional 15 hours funding.

To find out if you are  eligible you can apply online at  https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow

For more information, you can Brent Council website: https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/children-and-family-support/childcare/30-hours-free-early-education-for-3-and-4-year-olds/

Tax Credits          

Help is available through the Childcare element of Working Tax Credit. It provides substantial support with childcare costs. You may also be able to claim tax credits from the HM Revenue and Customs, based on household circumstances.

Tax Credits can be used to access help with the cost of ‘Ofsted approved’ childcare if you are working for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Tax Credits are paid directly to parents not to the nursery.

Check online for further information and eligibility:  www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

Childcare Vouchers

For working parents, childcare vouchers can prove an excellent way to spread and reduce the costs of childcare.

Parents can pay for their child’s nursery fees via childcare vouchers.  They are operated through employers and allow them to pay for childcare from their pre-tax salary.

We accept all childcare vouchers.

Link for information about Childcare vouchers:    https://www.gov.uk/browse/childcare-parenting/childcare