Nursery Education Funding
How Windsor Montessori can help with your childcare fees.
- Early Education Entitlement
- Help from Employers
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
- Childcare Vouchers
All 3 and 4 year old children, from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday up to the term of their fifth birthday, are entitled to 570 hours free grant funded early education per year over a minimum of 38 weeks (equating to a maximum 15 hours per week) where applicable. This will be offered as 5x3 hour sessions or 3x5 hour sessions.
A fee will be charged for any sessions, times or services/extras that are outside the free entitlement and not grant funded.
Parents are required to sign a declaration form provided by the RBWM before, the school can apply for the grant. The form will be given to you by the school in time for your claim, for your free entitlement.
Parents must read and take note of the times and the options that Windsor Montessori School provides in choosing their 15 free funded hours a week, as described below:
- You may choose up to 5 x 3 hour grant funded education sessions per week within the morning session which operates between 9.15am to 12.45pm.
- Should you wish to choose 3 x 5 hour grant funded nursery education sessions, this will be offered on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. These sessions will operate between 9.15am to 3.30pm, as an extended day.
- A fee will be charged for the extra time outside the free entitlement, for the above sessions. Please refer to the fee schedule.
- If you wish only to access your 15 hours free entitlement, the school offers a 3 hour session from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. No charge will be made for these sessions when taken during the time as stated.
30 hours free nursery education grant
Should parents need the 30 hours funded place, we will be able to provide 15 hours at the WMS and the other 15 hours at the WMHOC.
Your employer can offer help with childcare by using childcare vouchers which can give a huge saving on your tax and N.I. contributions. To make this saving, your employer will need to pay part of your salary to you by way of childcare vouchers and therefore the cost of childcare is taken out of your salary before tax and NI are calculated. Your employer will need to be registered with one of the childcare voucher schemes. Individual employers have a variety of schemes to choose from, please ask your employer to see if they provide a scheme.
Child tax credit is available to families who have an income of up to £58,000 per year. There is also a higher payment for families who have at least one child under one year old and for families with children that have a disability. For more information on tax credits please contact the tax credit helpline on 0845 300 3900.
Working tax credit is for parents in lower paid work who are working at least sixteen hours per week. The childcare element of working tax credit can pay up to 70% of the cost of registered childcare. For more information, please contact the helpline on 0845 300 3900.
We also accept vouchers from operators such as Edenred, Care4, Kids Unlimited, Sodexo.
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