How much is it worth?
For 38 weeks of the year Lancashire County Council will pay for up to 15 hours of childcare each week for a child over 3. NB: It is only payable during school term time (ie 38 weeks of the year).
When can I start to claim funding?
The council will start to pay Free early years funding from the beginning of the school term following your child's 3rd birthday. Unfortunately they will not pay for part of a term so for example if your child's birthday falls part way through a school term, say in February, your funding will start to be paid after Easter.
How do I claim the funding?
As your childcare provider we will supply you with all the necessary paperwork which you need to fill in and return to us. We will then do the administration to claim your funding on your behalf. Please note you that if your child also attends a state funded Nursery the full grant allowance will be automatically claimed by them irrespective of how many hours your child attends there.
For your convenience (and ours) we can calculate your new monthly fees based on spreading your funding equally across the whole year so we don't have to change your invoices and you don't have to change your monthly standing order.