childcare
Brighton-Nurseries Strawberry-Hill
nursery
Hove
Providing nurseries and childcare in Brighton and Hove since 1986

Funding

Nursery
Joyland

Funding for Two, Three and Four Year Olds

When your child is two years old you may be eligible for free childcare if you are in receipt of one of the following support payments.

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190 as assessed by HMRC
• Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment received when a claimant stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

To find out if you are eligible use the Family Information Service (FIS) online eligibility checker at
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/fis or contact them direct on 01273 293545 or familyinfo@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

All three and four year olds are entitled to a certain amount of free education through Early Years Funding.

Joyland Nursery

From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's second birthday s/he may be eligible for 570 free hours if you are in receipt of one of the support payments listed above. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your free entitlement.

From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's third birthday s/he is eligible for 570 free hours. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your Early Years Funding.

We divide this into three hour sessions and because we are open for forty weeks you actually receive 600 free hours. These sessions are 9am-12pm (midday) and 12.15-3.15pm. Preference is given to children who wish to take whole days (8.30am-5.30pm). If you wish to have two free sessions in one day you must pay for the period from 12-12.15pm, this will cost £1.

Because we sort it out this way we cannot share your entitlement with another provider. You must claim all or none of your free sessions with us.

You can claim free sessions in September if your child's school start date is after the term begins.


Strawberry Hill Nursery

From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's second birthday s/he may be eligible for 570 free hours if you are in receipt of one of the support payments listed above. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your free entitlement.

From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's third birthday s/he is eligible for 570 free hours. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your Early Years Funding.

We give you up to four, free, three hour sessions a week, all year round not just school term times. Because we sort it out this way we cannot share your entitlement with another provider. You must claim all or none of your free sessions with us.

You can claim free sessions in September if your child's school start date is after the term begins.

In our nursery the free sessions are 9am-12pm (midday) and 1.30-4.30pm. Preference is given to children who wish to take complete mornings or afternoons. If you wish to have two free sessions in one day you must pay for the period from 12-1.30pm, this will cost £8.

If you wish to have totally free spaces you may have up to four afternoon sessions each week.


If we have none of these free spaces available we recommend you contact the Childcare Information Service, on 293545 to find your nearest provider. This will usually be a school or Children’s Centre for term times only.


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