Applying For a 2-3 Year Old Place
Two-year-old children are eligible for 1140 hours a year of free early learning and childcare, as we are currently one of the pilot nurseries offering this provision if their parent or carer receives:-
- Income Support (IS)
- Jobseekers Allowance (income based)
- Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
- Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance State Pension Credit Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less the £16,105* Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less than £6,420 Universal Credit (under part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012(c) Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
OR they are :
Looked after by the local council (children aged two or over or have been at any point since turning two) Under a kinship care order by the local council (children aged two or over or have been at any point since turning two) With a Parent Appointed Guardian (children aged two or over or have been at any point since turning two) *This applies to children who have turned two on or after 1st March 2015. *The income for Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit can vary annually.
Eligible children can attend Blairmore Nursery for five days. If you think you qualify under the related benefits criteria you can contact an Early Years Establishment or Early Years Services to find to the Establishment within the authority who offer this service. You then have to provide proof of benefit’s in the form of an award letter or authorise Inverclyde Council to verify your qualifying benefits before any place will be allocated or commence. We will always try to allocate your child a place in the area closest to your home however this cannot always be possible or guaranteed.