Government Grants

Free flexible entitlement for every 3 and 4 year olds

The term after your child’s third birthday they are entitled to 15 hours of free early years provision per week during term time 38 weeks of the year.

Your child can claim 15 free hours per week here at Ready Teddy Go.You may be eligible to receive up to 30 hours free childcare- this is for working families and has an eligibility criteria. If you are eligible for the hours we offer these Term Time only (no stretched offer @ Ready Teddy Go). Apply online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

You may claim your child’s 15 free hours from a maximum of two providers that are OFSTED registered.  

For further information please visit:- https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/family-information-and-children-s-centres/apply-for-2-year-old-funding-and-check-the-flexible-free-entitlement-to-early-ye/

Free Flexible entitlement for 2 year olds

Your 2 year old may be eligible for 2 year funding, they can access upto 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year the term after they turn two.

Your child can claim 15 free hours per week here at Ready Teddy Go.

You may claim your child’s 15 free hours from a maximum of two providers that are OFSTED registered.   

As a family, you must be claiming one or more of the following benefits to be eligible for the 2 year old funding.

  • Income support
  • Income based jobseekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Support under the VI of immigration and asylum act 1999
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit  providing you have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit providing you have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

Or if your child:

  • is looked after by the Local Authority
  • is accessing the Early Years Support Pathway
  • has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order
  • is in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance
  • has a current statement of special education needs or an education Health and Care Plan.

If you think you may be eligible for 2 year funding please call 01472 326293 option 4.

Alternatively visit the website below where you can download a form to apply and return to fis@nelincs.gov.uk :

https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/family-information-and-children-s-centres/apply-for-2-year-old-funding-and-check-the-flexible-free-entitlement-to-early-ye/