Day Care Nursery & Pre-School 0-4 years
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Free places for two year olds
Parents who are receipt of the qualifying benefits (listed below) can claim 15 hours of Free nursery care the term after their child's 2nd birthday. The funding is available term time only 38 weeks per annum. To claim this funding we will need to see proof of eligibility, proof of your child's DOB and complete a declaration form. Please speak to the nursery manager for more information or you can contact your local children's centre.
Kesgrave Children's Centre 01473 265833 
Catterpillar Children's Centre 01394 388276

Can your 2 year old receive 15 hours free childcare?
To find out visit if you receive any of the following:
. Income support
. Income-based jobseekers allowance
. Income-related Employment Support Allowance
. Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
. State pension credit (the guaranteed element)
. Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and earn no more than £16,190 per year
. Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Or bring proof to Rhymes that your child:
. Has left care through Special Guardianship, or through an Adoption, Residence or Child . . . . . Arrangements Order
. Is a looked After Child (LAC)
. Has a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan
. Receives Disability Living Allowance

If you are eligible you will receive a reference number, bring this into Rhymes with evidence of your child’s Date of Birth when booking a nursery place.

Parents who are also eligible will receive a “Golden Ticket” to bring into nursery.
Suffolk Families information service Tel: 0345 60 800 33 or text 07624 80 10 60.

How will the free 15 hours benefit my child?
At Rhymes your child will receive individual and exciting learning opportunities to develop their skills, explore and have fun in a safe environment.

When can my child receive the free Nursery Education?
Free places for three and four year olds

All children receive the Free Nursery Education from the Term After their 3rd Birthday. Please see the table belowchildren receive the Free Nursery Education from the Term After their 3rd Birthday. Please see the table below:

A child who turns 3 years between:
Can receive Free Nursery Education from:
1 January to 31 March
April (Summer Term)
1 April to 31 August
September (Autumn Term)
1 September to 31 December
January (Spring Term)

These are examples of how you can take your funded hours:
. 3 hours per day across five days (Monday to Friday) for 38 weeks a year.
. 5 hours per day for three days a week for 38 weeks a year.
. 6 hours a day for two days and 3 hours for the third day, for 38 weeks a year.

What is the stretched offer?
Rhymes is able to allow parents to “stretch” their child’s 15 hours entitlement by taking fewer free hours a week, over more than 38 weeks of the year.

How do I apply?
The nursery manager will send out forms for each eligible child for you to complete and return, you will also need to provide proof of date of birth. Rhymes will do the rest and your funding will be deducted off your monthly invoice.


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