Lancashire County Council Free Early Years Entitlement Funding
From the term after your child’s third birthday, Government funding is available for all children to receive pre-school provision for 38 weeks of the year.
As Ducklings is a registered provider, you are able to use your funding against the fees quoted.
Your invoice will be reduced by 15 hours of free Early Years Education per week for the length of the funded term.
Ask about the different ways of spreading out the time you can access as your free entitlement.
For more information on the Free Early Years Entitlement Funding click here to open the Lancashire County Council web-site.
You can also download the Lancashire County Council guide for parents to free part-time places for 3 and 4 year olds from this page. Free Early Years Entitlement
STOP PRESS Funding available for eligible 2 year old children.
Click here for details.
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
You may be eligible for Child Tax Credit regardless of whether you work or not.
Families could receive support for each child in the family. Child Tax Credit is paid directly into the bank account of the main carer.
Working Tax Credit provides a top-up to wages for those on low incomes. Extra support is available for working parents and disabled people in work.
The main part of Working Tax Credit will be paid through your wages or salary, or directly to those who are self-employed.
For more information and to find out if you are eligible for help, contact the Tax Credit helpline on 0845 300 3900 or you can even apply on-line.
Many employers offer childcare voucher schemes whereby parents are able to purchase vouchers directly from their salary. The benefit of this is that it results in a reduction in National Insurance/Tax contributions which could be worth up to £1,000 per parent per year.
Click here to go to the HM Revenue and Customs web-site for more information on Tax Credits and Childcare vouchers.
For information on Child Benefits click here
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to e-mail us using the form on our Contact page.