“Education is a gift that no one can take away”

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

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 Nursery Grants/funding (T & C’s apply).

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, visit the Inland Revenue website on https://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/taxcredits

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if:

  • You are a full-time higher education student
  • You have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs

The grant:

  • The grant doesn’t have to be paid back
  • The grant is paid on top of your other student finance

for further information please log on: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Tax free childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a separate government schemes, to help parents with the cost of childcare.

To qualify for the scheme, parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week (on average) and not more than £100,000 each a year.

Parents can use Tax-Free Childcare alongside the 15 and 30 hours funded childcare schemes. Parents can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as they receive childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. However, 30 hours free childcare can be received alongside these schemes

For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can get up to £2000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs – that’s up to £500 every 3 months. If they have a disabled child, they can receive up to £4000 per child – a total of £1000 every 3 months.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/tax-free-childcare

Employer Support

Voucher schemes: 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 visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/childcare-vouchers

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 your HR Department.

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, visit the Inland Revenue website on https://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/taxcredits

Payment of Fees

Fees are paid monthly in advance via direct debit.

Funding

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

This scheme enables parents/carers of two and three year olds to take up a funded part time nursery education place

You may be also able to get up to 30 hours funded childcare (1,140 hours per year)

The eligibility criteria is:

  • Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family

Both parents are working includes circumstances where

  • One or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on parental, adoption, maternity or paternity leave.
  • One or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay.
  • One parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring.
  • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.
  • Each parent has a weekly minimum income equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage; Parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at national minimum wage or national living wage.
  • Neither parent has an income of more than £100,000 per year.

You as parents must check your eligibility on a termly basis. Your funding will be jeopardised if you do not undertake the check and you may be liable to pay for any services taken at the nursery not covered by the funding.

To check your eligibility you need to check online via https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/ have to hand your address, national insurance number and your child’s details.

Ask the Manager at the Nursery should you require further information.