At The Little Shipmates Family, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be part of a valuable nursery experience. We work closely with organisations that can help make that happen, from workplace voucher schemes to student finance, government support, tax credits to early years funding for 2 and 3 year olds.
We can support you in applying or finding information about financial assistance with childcare costs, please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you may need.
We accept all of the workplace voucher schemes. These allow you to take advantage of tax and National Insurance savings on your childcare costs. This can save anything up to £1200 per year for each working parent.
If you attend university or college, there is help available through various schemes such as Care2Learn, Learning Support Fund (LSF) and Student Finance to cover the cost of your childcare while you achieve your goals.
We have a full understanding of this system and can build a package around your needs. Assistance varies according to circumstances and we can help you through the options to get the result you require.
Early Years Entitlement Funding
This is a government funding scheme available for all children aged 2, 3 and 4 and provides up to 15 hours of free early years education over 38 weeks, which can also be spread over 50 weeks at a reduced rate. This funding is not means tested and is available to children regardless.
2 Year Funding
This scheme is now being widened and offers an increasing number of children access to quality childcare from the age of 2. It varies from area to area and is managed by your local authority, but we can help you find out if your eligable. It leads in to the 3 year old funding that is available to all.