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30 free hours can someone please explain??

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Tigger83 Wed 15-Jan-20 07:00:42

Hi

Hopefully someone will be able to help me understand!! My husband and I have a joint income of £96k and some property investments which means the take home income including this would push us over the £100k mark. Would we still be entitled to the 30hrs/15hrs free childcare when my ds turns 3?

I understand that it's term time only so equates to around 20hrs per week. I just can't work out who's entitled or not!

Thanks

THAT90sBITCH Wed 15-Jan-20 07:03:56

15 free hours is for everyone regardless of income

I think the 100k may be each not combined income

TobyeBella Wed 15-Jan-20 07:04:02

Well every child is entitled to 15 hours regardless of parental income. Whether you qualify for 30 hours I'm afraid I don't know.

Bovneydazzlers Wed 15-Jan-20 07:05:30

Have you deducted pension contributions, and added any benefits in kind? It’s also if one of you has income over £100k, not jointly.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Wed 15-Jan-20 07:05:37

As above - yes to the 15 hours.

It's under 100k each to qualify for the 30 hours.

You can up your pension contributions to bring the number under 100k.

RebeccaCloud9 Wed 15-Jan-20 07:11:33

You should be entitled to 30 hours if both work and earn less than 100k each. Yes it is term time only but every nursery/provider works it differently. Ours works out at c. 2 and a bit free days a week all year round. However, they add extras onto that, ie that doesn't include food, so there is a relatively small charge on top. We paid a similar amount for my dd at 2.5 days a week with the 30 hours as we did when she had 1 day a week before she was 3. You have to reconfirm every 3 months online.

Tigger83 Wed 15-Jan-20 13:00:30

Brilliant thank you so much!

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