Funding

At St George’s Nursery School some two year olds may be eligible for up to 15 hours a week of free childcare. All three year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare during school term time.

Vouchers

We accept all Child Care Vouchers from recognised providers. St. George’s Nursery School can work in partnership with your employer to provide a work place nursery or child care vouchers. Both the employer and the employee can benefit greatly without any large financial outlay. For more information, please visit our website.

Government support

Nursery Education Grant

This scheme enables parents/carers of two and three year olds to take up a free part time nursery education place
(i.e.: up to 5 x 3 hour sessions per week) for 38 weeks of the year with the nursery.

Grants are provided subject to criteria set by your local authority. Ask the Manager at the Nursery should you require further information.

Child Tax Credit

This money is given to support families with children. The amount you receive depends on your income and the circumstances of your household, but all families with an income of up to £58,000 a year will be able to claim.

Tax credits can be paid weekly of every four weeks.

For further information, contact the Children’s Information Service at 12 Bishop Street Leicester – telephone number is 01162254899. Or call the tax credit helpline on 0845 300 3900. Or visit the Inland Revenue website on www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/taxcredits.

Working Tax Credit

This is extra money for working families on low and middle incomes.

If you work for 16 hours a week or more and are responsible for at least one dependant child, you could be eligible to claim the working tax credit. The amount depends on your income and individual circumstances. This amount can be paid through the pay packet or directly into your bank if you are self employed.

For further information contact your local Children’s Information Service or call the Tax Credit Helpline on 0845300 3900. Or visit the Inland Revenue website (as above).

Employer Support

Voucher Schemes

The provision of vouchers must be part of an employer’s scheme, which will save you money on your childcare costs without affecting your salary, pension, benefits or even tax credits.

For further information, contact your local Children’s Information Service.

Salary sacrifice scheme

This scheme works by ‘top slicing’ the cost of the childcare from your salary. As you are paid less salary, you pay less Income tax, National Insurance and Company Pension contributions, hence saving money.

For further information, speak to a representative from you Human Resources Department.

Payment of Fees

Fees are paid monthly in advance via direct debit.

Discounts

Family Discount – A discount of 10% is offered for the first child in the same family, providing that both children are attending the same sessions at the Nursery. No discounts will be applicable once the child is entitled to NEF.