Prices & Funding

Help available at Woodpeckers with childcare costs

Funded childcare for 2 year olds

Funded childcare for 2 year olds (15 hours weekly). Availiable to access the term after your child turns two. You may qualify if you get income support, income based job seekers allowance, child tax credit over £545 but not working tax credit or other qualifying allowances.

Link to eligibility for 2 year old funding

Funded early learning for 3 & 4 year olds

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funded early education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).

Funded early learning places give your children the best start in life. Through learning and playing with other children in a safe and structured environment, they’ll have a head start when they begin school.

More information about funded early learning is available on the government website.

Link to Funded early education for 3 and 4 year olds

 

  • Help with childcare costs

    Do you qualify for extra tax credits?

    If you work and pay for childcare you may be able to get tax credits to help with the costs. You can get help with up to 70 per cent of your childcare costs - subject to a maximum limit in the amount of childcare costs you can claim each week. Whether you've a wee tot or big teen, the costs of childcare can be prohibitive. Yet 100,000s of working parents are missing out on £1,000s of cash, benefits and easy help. You can find out if you qualify for extra tax credits on the government website. Telephone us at Woodpeckers and ask more: 01787 377707