30 Hours Funding
Working parents/carers of 3 and 4 year olds across the country may be eligible for a further 15 hours free childcare in addition to the existing free 15 hours early education entitlement, if they meet the criteria below.
At both Little Burrows Montessori Nursery settings we offer the additional 15 hours childcare for eligible parents/carers.
Age of child
As with the existing 15 hours entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds, children become eligible for the additional 15 hours at the start of the school term after their third birthday.
Definition of working parents
· Both parents must be in work, as defined below, and for single parent families, the sole parent must be in work.
· For the purposes of this scheme, 'in work’ is defined as being in employment (including self-employed) and earning more than the equivalent of the minimum wage for working 16 hours a week. As an example, the current minimum wage is £7.20 per hour for over 25s, so the minimum weekly income to be eligible would be £7.20 x 16 = £115.20.
· Each parent must also earn less than £100,000 per year.
· One parent must be 'in work' if the other receives disability benefit or benefits related to caring responsibilities.