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August, 2014

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Title:Free childcare provision for some two-year-olds
ID & Publication:20140811013 ~ 
Subject:Community News 
 DMBC (4kb)

Doncaster Council is working to raise awareness of free childcare provision available for some two-year-olds.

The government-funded scheme was introduced to improve the outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds and provides up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for families with household incomes of less than £16,190.

In the coming weeks, the council is hoping more eligible parents will make use of the free places.

Councillor Tony Corden, cabinet member for Children’s Services with a focus on Safeguarding, said: ‘We want to ensure more parents and carers are aware of this initiative which entitles eligible families to claim up to 15 hours free childcare a week.

‘If you have a two-year-old and your household income is less than £16,190 or you meet one of the other criteria then you may also be entitled to take up the funding.’

The free childcare will be made available in a nursery or pre-school setting or with a childminder.

Parents can claim a free place for their child if they are in receipt of one or more of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (Provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Universal Credit
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Par VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 a year
  • The child has a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • The family is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for the child
  • The child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order

For further information visit contact Doncaster Families Information Service on 0800 138 4568 (or 01302 862132 / 862136) or speak to a health visitor, children’s centre, childcare provider or school.

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