Funding

Government Funding – FEE2 & FEE3

There are many different initiatives run by the government and employers to help make child care more affordable. Twisty Tails Nursery has put together information that may help you obtain some financial assistance.

Financial assistance is often determined by the age of your child and your economic circumstances. This is provided either by the Government or your Employer.

Nursery Education Grant (NEG Funding)

2 year old funding:The scheme enables parents/guardians with children of 2 years of age to take up free part time nursery education (i.e: up to 5 hours x 3 days per week) for 38 weeks of the year within our nursery.

How do I qualify?

To qualify for a place, families must meet a set of criteria based on their financial circumstances and a range of characteristics based on the family or the children. Eligible families must be in receipt of at least one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element
  • Extra Working Tax Credit relating to a disability or pension credit
  • Employment Support Allowance (income related only)
The family must also meet one or more of the following criteria;

  • Have three or more children all under the age of ten
  • Teenage parents
  • Alone parents
  • Parents with health issues
  • Families with domestic violence
  • Families with drug and alcohol misuse
  • Children with developmental and learning difficulties or siblings
  • Children with disabilities or siblings
  • Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties or siblings
  • Children living in temporary accommodation.
  • Families where there is social care involvement or where there is a live Common Assessment Framework may be given a priority place

3 year old funding:

15 Hours: The scheme enables parents/guardians with children between the ages of three and four year old to take up free part time nursery education (i.e: up to 5 hours x 3 sessions per week) for 38 weeks of the year within our nursery.

30 Hours:  The scheme enables parents/guardians with children between the ages of three and four year old to take up free nursery education (i.e: up to 5 hours x 6 sessions per week) for 38 weeks of the year within our nursery.

Grants are provided subject to criteria set by your local authority. Should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact us.