Our MD Sarah Bellamy shares ways on how to help you save on your childcare costs.
The good news is that all parents can get discounted childcare if you know how. We’re happy to help you get free hours or discounted childcare and can discuss all the options available and show you how to apply and take advantage of the many options that are available to parents.
There is lots of help on hand for working parents. If you sign up for a government childcare account, you can get 20% discount straight away, saving up to £2,000 a year on childcare costs. The term after your child turns 3 you can also get up to 30 free hours. Both savings can apply at the same time too.
There is also plenty of help for our parents that are not yet working. If your child has turned 2 you can get 15 free hours, and this carries on until your child starts school.
If you are a student or low-income household student finance or universal credits offers up to 85% of your childcare costs paid.
It’s a great time to get support with your childcare costs and all our Poppy & Jack’s nursery managers are on hand to help you get your free and discounted childcare. Get in touch and claim your discounted or free childcare today.
Government eligibility and discounts can vary so please check with your nursery manager for exact discounts and funding at the time of application.
|Type of Funding||Earnings||Under 2||Age 2-3||Age 3-5||Description|
|Free Hours||Working Parents||30 Hours||Working parents are eligible for 30 hours from the term after their child turns 3|
|Free Hours||All Parents||15 Hours||All children are eligible for 15 hours from the term after they turn 3|
|Free Hours||Less than £15,800||15 hours||Parents that are on job seekers or earn less than £15,400 per year|
|Tax Free||All working parents||20% Discount||20% Discount||20% Discount||All working parents can apply for a government childcare account and claim £2000 childcare savings per year|
|Universal Credits||if you are eligible for universal credits||85% Discount||85% Discount||85% Discount||You may be able to claim up to 85 per cent of your childcare costs if you're eligible for Universal Credit and meet some additional conditions. The amounts you can receive in childcare costs are: a maximum of £646.35 per month for one child.|
|Student Finance||All Students can apply||85% Discount||85% Discount||85% Discount||The max you can get is £169.31 for 1 child and £290.27 for 2 in academic year 2019 to 2020|
|Full time discount||All Parents||10% Discount||10% Discount||10% Discount||Poppy & Jack's exclusive parent discount for full time children|
|Sibling Discount||All Parents||5% Discount||5% Discount||5% Discount||Poppy & Jack's exclusive parent discount for siblings|