Free child care places for 2,3 & 4 year olds

About Free Child Care and Early Education Places for 2 Year Olds

 

Kirklees Council offer eligible 2 year olds free child care and early education places for 15 hours a week during school term time.

 

Is my child entitled to a free place?

You can claim a free child care place for your child if you receive one or more of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is less than £16,191 (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)
  • If you are in receipt of working tax credit you will benefit financially by claiming your free hours and will still be able to claim up to 70% of your remaining childcare costs from HMRC. If you are eligible, once you have received your confirmation letter and voucher you will need to inform HMRC of the change in your childcare costs.

 

Children are also eligible if they:

 

  • Are Looked After by the Council, or have left care through a Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order, or Adoption
  • Have a Child Protection or Child in Need Plan
  • Have had an Early Help Assessment
  • Have a current Statement of Special Educational Needs [SEN] or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Receive Disability Living Allowance

When can eligible children start their free place?

 

  • If your child’s 2nd birthday falls between 1 January and 31 March, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the summer term (after Easter)
  • If your child’s 2nd birthday falls between 1 April and 31 August, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the autumn term (early September)
  • If your child’s 2nd birthday falls between 1 September and 31 December, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the spring term (early January)

 

How do I apply?

 

  • You can apply online by completing an online form at

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After you have applied:

  • If you are eligible, Kirklees will send you a voucher to give to your chosen childcare provider
  • If Kirklees cannot confirm that you are eligible they will write to you requesting additional information

 

What sessions do we run at Katie’s Kinder Care?

 

Our free child care and early education session times for 2,3 & 4 years are:-

Morning session – 9.30 am until 12 pm

Afternoon session – 12 pm until 2.30 pm

Full session – 9.30 am until 2.30 pm
(Parents must supply their child with a packed lunch when attending the full session)

Please note that parents must supply their own nappies and wipes when accessing these sessions.

Subject to availability, parents can decide which sessions they wish to take to claim their 15 hours.

 

Kirklees Family Information Service

 

If you would like more information , you can contact Kirklees Family Inforamtion Service on 01484 414887 or email them at fis@kirklees.gov.uk

 

 

About Free Child Care and Early Education For 3 and 4 Year Olds

 

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free child care and early education during school term time.

 

When is my child entitled to a free place?

 

  • If your child’s 3rd birthday falls between 1 January and 31 March, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the summer term (after Easter)
  • If your child’s 3rd birthday falls between 1 April and 31 August, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the autumn term (early September)
  • If your child’s 3rd birthday falls between 1 September and 31 December, they will be entitled to a free place from the start of the spring term (early January)

 

What sessions do we run at Katie’s Kinder Care?

 

Our session times for 2,3 & 4 years are:-

Morning session – 9.30 am until 12 pm

Afternoon session – 12 pm until 2.30 pm

Full session – 9.30 am until 2.30 pm
(Parents must supply their child with a packed lunch when attending the full session)

Please note that parents must supply their own nappies and wipes when accessing these sessions.

Subject to availability, parents can decide which sessions they wish to take to claim their full 15 hours.

 

Contact Katie’s Kinder Care for availability

 

Contact us on 01274 864451 to discuss what available sessions we have for 3 & 4 year olds.

 

Kirklees Family Information Service

 

If you would like more information , you can contact Kirklees Family Inforamtion Service on 01484 414887 or email them at fis@kirklees.gov.uk