Early Years Childcare in Dore & Totley

How do I apply for Funded Early Learning?

From the beginning of the term after your child is 3yrs old you can claim the governments Funded Early Learning (FEL)& Extended Funded Entitlement (EFE) for your child’s nursery care.

Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is offering these funded hours throughout the full academic year rather than through term time only, and hence you can claim up to 22.5hrs p/w x51 weeks as opposed to the government advertised 30hrs p/w x38 weeks.

You will be able to use the funding on ANY HOUR you attend, up to the maximum of 22.5hrs p/w. These funded hours will have an additional charge of £3 p/h or £4p/h for a meal hour. This charge is for us to be able to continue offering the same level of care and education to all children and to cover additional costs for resources/activities/consumables and outings.

If you wish to attend for longer than the funded allowance of 22.5 hrs, extra hours can be added either side of a session and charged at the non-funded hourly rate.

If children are claiming funding they will no longer be given an annual holiday allowance, nor will sibling discount apply.

How to apply

If you think you may be eligible for EFE, you will need to follow to the below link and firstly set up a government gateway account with HMRC, and apply for the EFE, this should take approximately 20 minutes and you will need the following information to get started:

Your Childs DOB, yours and your partners NI number, your unique Taxpayer reference number (if you are self-employed). The date you started or are due to start employment, any other government support you get.

Why there are additional charges when claiming FEL/EFE?

The cost of delivering childcare to parents/children far exceeds the value of funding received from the Government. At Abbeydale Cottage Nursery we strive to offer the best care we can. To maintain this high level of service, care and education to all children, there are additional charges alongside the funded hours.

These charges are for resources, outings, meals & consumables including nappy changing  etc. Alongside high-quality provision and staffing over and above what is required at an early year setting