Your child could be eligible for 15 hours a week of funded childcare
How does it work?
If you have a child aged two-years-old and you meet the eligibility criteria (opposite) you are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week of funded early education, for 38 weeks per year.
This will start from the term after your child’s second birthday and will continue until they are entitled to the early years education for three and four-year-olds.
At any Ofsted registered provider such as a local nursery, pre-school, playgroup or childminder that is eligible to receive funding. To find out about childcare options in your area, please contact our Family Information Service.
Research has shown that good quality early education can:
Childcare is also good for families.
It gives you a bit more time to spend with other children, take up a college course, volunteer, go back to work, or just have some you time.
Are you eligible?
To receive funded childcare, you must receive one of the following benefits or meet one of the criteria below:
Even if you do not meet the criteria above, your child may still be eligible for funded childcare if any of the following apply:
In addition to the above criteria, you are able to take up a funded place if you have one of the following types of immigration status:
How do I apply or find out more? To find out about childcare options in your area or to apply for the funding, please contact: Reading’s Family Information Service Find out more at readingfis.org Call 0118 9373 777, option 2 Email [email protected] To find out the support and any activities you and your child could benefit from, including your local children’s centres, visit: www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org