Help With Fees
There are a number of initiatives to support the cost of childcare. Please see below for further information or visit the Childcare Choices Website which has lots of useful information.
Free Entitlement for 2 year olds
Eligible families of 2 year olds who receive some forms of support may be entitled to 15 free hours for 38 weeks of the year.
To check if you are eligible or for more information please click here.
Families must apply directly to the local authority- you can apply online here
Free Entitlement for 3/4 year olds
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to the free entitlement of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. You can claim from the term after your child's 3rd birthday until they reach compulsory school age. For more information please click here.
If you child's birthday is between:
1st April- 31st August you can claim from 1st September
1st September-31st Decemeber you can claim from 1st January
1st January-31st March you can claim from April 1st.
You will be required to complete some paperwork before we can apply for the universal hours on your behalf.
Welly pre-school does not charge any additional fees when using free entitlement.
Tax Free Childcare
Tax free childcare is a government scheme to help working families with the cost of childcare (up to £2000 per year)
For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay the pre-school.
To check if you are eligible or to apply please click here
Some employers offer childcare vouchers which allow working parents to sacrifice part of their pre-tax salary to pay for childcare.
This scheme is now closed for new applicants in favour of the tax free childcare scheme but if you have joined before 4th October 2018 you may still be able to get your vouchers.
Welly pre-school is registered to accept vouchers from a range of suppliers, please get in touch if you need any additional information regarding childcare vouchers.
Help while you study
The Learner support scheme can help students with childcare costs. To see if you are eligible click here
Care to learn helps teenage parents with childcare costs while they study on publicly funded courses. Learners can get up to £180 per week toward childcare fees.