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Derbyshire Free Entitlement Funding Scheme

I have pleasure in announcing that I have now been accepted on to the Derbyshire Free Entitlement Funding Scheme

As a childminder on this Scheme I am included in the Derbyshire County Council Directory of High Quality Childminders. Visit Their Site >

I am now eligible to offer the free early education entitlement for Two, Three and Four year old children should a parent request this.

Early education places are available for children aged two years, where families meet certain eligibility criteria.

Children are entitled to up to 15 hours per week of free early education funding, commencing the term after their second birthday.

Children can access a range of early years settings, including schools, nurseries, pre-school, playgroups, full day care providers and childminders who are members of the Derbyshire Quality Childminding Scheme.

The eligibility criteria which must be met to access the Free Early Education Entitlement for Two Year Olds is as follows:-

Families who are in receipt of one or more of the identified benefits below:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of the State Pension
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HMRC) that does not exceed 16,190
  • Children in Care
  • The Child of a Care Leaver
  • Children from Traveller Communities
  • Teenage Parents
  • Children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or a Statement

It is really easy for Parents / Carers to apply for free Childcare.

If you wish to check eligibility with The Childcare Improvement Service
(Sufficiency) you can telephone them on 01629 539319 or 01629 539316.

Or  Visit Their Site >