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You will have received information about your child settling in to Nursery 1. If your child's session is in the morning, please arrive at 9am for their one hour session. If your child's session is in the afternoon, please arrive at 12.30pm for their one hour session.

If you have any questions, please call us. Thank you

If your child does not already attend our setting, then you will receive a welcome call from a member of staff. The member of staff will ask a few questions about you and your child in the aim to make transition easier in September. Don't worry, if you can't stay on the phone, you can always ask us to call back at a more convenient time for you.

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Free childcare for two year olds

Birmingham City Council offers an early education entitlement for two year old children for the least advantaged families in the city.

 

Entitlement

Eligible two year olds will be entitled for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year, following the school term after their second birthday.

This must be taken over a minimum of two days from a childcare provider that is approved to provide the early education entitlement for two year olds. The childcare provider must also be registered with Ofsted.

 

Criteria

To be eligible families will need to access certain benefits or the children are looked after by the local authority.

Which two year old children are eligible? Places are available for two year old children from families who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Universal credit
  • Income support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (If you are unable to work due to illness or a disability)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit; or Child Tax Credit, provided they have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
  • Working Tax Credits (including those in receipt during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work fewer than 16 hours per week) with a household income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC. Parents can evidence the HMRC assessment by providing providers with their form TC602.
  • The child is looked after by their local authority.
  • The child who has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.
  • The child has a current statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan.
  • The child is in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance.

 

Below are the dates when children can access the Free 2 Year Old Early Years Entitlement; an eligibility check needs to be done before your child can start, but this can be done in the funding periods below, giving you time to find an Early Years Place for your child:

  • Children born from the 1st January to 31st March (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Summer Funding Period (1st April – 31st August) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st January.
  • Children born from the 1st April to 31st August (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Autumn Funding Period (1st September – 31st December) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st April.
  • Children born from the 1st September to 31st December (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Spring Funding Period (1st January – 31st March) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st September.

 

If you feel that your child may be eligible for 2 year old funding, please fill in the application form below and hand into a member of staff. You can also follow the link below and print the outcome which can also be handed in to staff.

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