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Most families we serve are eligible for funding and free childcare

2 year olds

2 Year Olds can receive up to 15 hours a week of funded childcare at St Gabriel's Pre-School.

Am I eligible?

Your 2-year-old is eligible, if you claim one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Universal Credit and an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £15,400, assessed on up to three of your most recent Universal Credit assessment periods

  • Tax credits and an annual income of under £16,190 before tax

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A child can also get Two Year Old funding if any of the following apply:

  • They are looked after by a local council

  • They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan

  • They get Disability Living Allowance

  • They have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

To apply for this funding, click on the button below.


3 & 4 year olds

3 and 4 year olds can receive up to 30 hours of funded childcare a week at St Gabriel's Pre-School.

Am I eligible?

Your child will be entitled to 30 hours childcare from the term after both of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • Your child has reached the age of three

  • You have a current confirmation of eligibility from HMRC

The Government has extended eligibility to children in foster care where the foster parents meet certain eligibility criteria.

The eligibility criteria can be viewed on the Childcare Service Website.


Contact us

We are always happy to help with enquiries about childcare funding - this might be new to you but we deal with it every day! 


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Tel: 01202 678 333
Mob: 07504898892

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