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15h funding (2.5yo) but circumstances changed
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Mrschips07 · 13/08/2020 20:07

I was made redundant in March, so we were down to one wage in the household for the whole of lockdown. We were granted 15h free funding in June for our 2.5yo, he started going to nursery 1 day a week in July and we just pay £10 charge a day for his meals.

This week I've started a new job, PT hours but boosts our household income right up. I doubt we're now eligible for the free 15h but I can't see where I need to report this. Do I need to tell the nursery we want to switch to fully paid sessions?

Thanks!

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Looneytune253 · 13/08/2020 20:15

Usually with the 2 year old funding it's not taken away once it's granted

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Mrschips07 · 13/08/2020 20:22

@Looneytune253 Oh really? I was wondering if that was the case because I can't see what I need to cancel it anywhere. Amazing if thats true!

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stripes416 · 14/08/2020 10:21

Just inform your nursery and see what they say

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Mrschips07 · 14/08/2020 20:29

@stripes416 I have, they are a bit useless with admin so haven't heard anything. Just wanted to gather info from others experience in the meantime.

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mummymummymummummum · 14/08/2020 20:33

https://workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/free-childcare-for-children-aged-two-three-and-four/#two15

Once you have been accepted as being eligible for free early years education (15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds), your child will continue to receive free childcare even if you have a change of circumstances, such as no longer qualifying for benefits.

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insancerre · 15/08/2020 18:12

Once you get 2 year funding then you get it till the 3 year funding kicks in, regardless of your circumstances

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Snozzlemaid · 19/08/2020 22:20

Yes it remains in place even if your circumstances change.

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Sciencebabe · 30/08/2020 21:12

Amazingly they get it until they are three. I had to sign on to jobseekers and didn't know I could get two year old funding because of that (I have zero experience in benefits). I literally signed on, signed her to nursery and have just got a job to start two weeks later and we still qualify! I'm so happy because I had zero help with my first child x

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MeanMrMustardSeed · 30/08/2020 21:15

Great to see it’s good news for you OP! Good luck with the new job.

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