Funding & Supplements

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Two Year Offer Funding

To receive childcare for two year olds, known in Bexley as ‘The Two Year Offer,’ you must meet certain eligibility criteria. Please follow the link to read more about eligibility criteria:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds-benefits

To apply via the Citizen Portal please click here: https://edu.bexley.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fCitizenPortal_LIVE%2f

Or for more information email: Funded.Childcare@bexley.gov.uk

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3 & 4 year 15 hour funding

15 Hours Funded Childcare in Bexley

All three and four year olds in England can get 570 hours of early education or childcare per year, either taken as 15 hours a week as a term time only place, or is flexible and can be stretched 10 hours a day over the full year.

This funding starts the term after the child turns three, so your child’s birthday must be before:

• 31 March will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Summer Term (April)

• 31 August will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)

• 31 December will be eligible for funded nursery education from the Spring term (January)

When you start your funded place you will be asked to sign a parent agreement which states the terms and conditions of your child’s placement and provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

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3 & 4 year 30 hour funding

30 Hours Funded Childcare in Bexley

Working parents may be entitled to 1140 hours of funded early education or childcare a year. Your child is entitled to a maximum of 30 hours per week in a term time placement, or 20 hours per week stretched over the full year.

To find out if you are eligible to claim 30 hours click here https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk


Supplement Charges

As the funding rate doesn’t match our hourly rate, we charge a daily optional daily supplement to cover all our extra-curricular activities. We have tried to keep these as low as possible, without sacrificing the high standards and activities we offer at Enchanted Wood Preschool. These supplements include breakfast, snack and drinks throughout the day, (dinner where applicable), and extra activities such as Forest School, Toddler Sense, Cookery Lessons, Athena Gymnastics, Baby Ballet and AW Football Coaching. Also included is a copy of your child’s Learning Journey to keep full of photo memories and observations for you to treasure for years to come.

This supplement is worked out as approx. 50p per hour they attend (this supplement is only charged to those accessing the 3 and 4 year olds 15 and 30 hour funding.)