What Is A Nursery Education Grant?
A Nursery Education Grant is money allocated by the government to fund part-time nursery care for children three years old and above. It can be used to send a child to a range of places from a private day nursery - like Pennies to a registered childminder. However, it is important that you check that any childcare provider you might want to use is on a registered list in your local area. If they are not registered in this way you will not be able to use Nursery Education Grant money to fund childcare with them.
What Savings Can I Make at Pennies
The funding can be paid up to 15 hours over 2 days attendance (e.g. 1 day = 10 hours can be claimed, 2 days = 15 hrs can be claimed).
What Do I Do Next?
Contact your local authority and enquire directly to their Children's Services sector who will be able to advise you on the grants and provide you with a list of registered childcare providers in your local authority area.