Help with childcare costs: 2 Year Funding

All eligible 2 year olds in Northamptonshire are able to claim up to 570 hours a year free of charge.

Am I eligible?

You need to be receiving at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (income under £16,190, assessed by HMRC)
  • National Asylum Support Service
  • Guaranteed Element of the State Pension
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)

There is an Eligibility Checker on the Northamptonshire council website

Lunch time at the nursery

How do I book my 2 year old funded place?
When you check your eligibility on the council website, you will be given a code. You need to give us this code when you return your registration forms to us, so that we can make the claim.
We will then give you a special Parental Contract and ask for proof of your child’s date of birth, address and the benefit under which you are claiming.

How many hours can I claim at Wellingborough Day Nursery?
Because we are open all year round, we offer 11 hours a week under this scheme. This means one full day or two half days, with an extra half hour to put towards a paid session(s) if you wish.

What kind of nursery care can you offer my 2 year old?
The local authority says that the nursery you choose must be graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and this is to ensure that your child will experience good quality care.

We are graded ‘Outstanding’ and our staff are also experienced in looking after very young children which means that feeding and sleeping routines can be continued from home. Education at this age isn’t formal but will involve lots of activities to promote learning – anything from playing with gloop in the messy tray to singing action songs in a group.