Funding

From September 2017 there will be new ways for you to access your child’s funding at Little Lockets Nursery, this includes all 2, 3 and 4 years old. Please see below for the new ways.

Standard Universal (15 hours)

Applies to all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds (through application)

Taken over 38 set weeks of the year

15 hours per week

To be used Monday to Friday but only between the hours of 9am-2pm 3 days a week

With an optional additional charge of £0.70p per hour (see below for breakdown of costs)

Standard Extended (30 hours)

Applies to some 3 and 4 year olds (through application)

Taken over 38 set weeks of the year

30 hours per week

To be used Monday to Friday but only between the hours of 9am and 3pm 5 days a week

With an optional additional charge of £0.70p per hour (see below for breakdown of costs)


Stretched Universal (15 hours)

Applies to all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds (through application)

Taken over 47.5 set weeks of the year

12 hours per week

To be used Monday to Friday but only between the hours of 9am-1pm 3 days a week

With an optional additional charge of £0.70p per hour (see below for breakdown of costs)

Stretched Extended (30 hours)

Applies to some 3 and 4 year olds (through application)

Taken over 47.5 set weeks of the year

24 hours per week

To be used Monday to Friday but only between the hours of 9am and 5pm 3 days a week

With an optional additional charge of £0.70p per hour (see below for breakdown of costs)


 

Consumables Charge

Lincolnshire County Council have increased the rates for all funding, however these rates are likely to be frozen until 2020, which means that the annual increases in Living Wage rates, food and general running costs for the Early Years Sector our setting will begin to charge parents for Consumables not covered by the Early Years and 2 Year Old Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This additional rate will be charged at £0.70 pence per hour.

The following consumables are included in the charges:

All craft supplies, including paint, glue, paper and embellishments; messy play resources; disposable gloves; tissues; toilet paper; hand cleaner; sun cream; washing products; Milton Fluid; first aid supplies; Learning Journey’s and their contents; diaries; Baking supplies and all food, to name but a few items.

This additional charge is not compulsory but access to supplies may be limited and no food would be provided, we would always provide water to the children.

We want to keep providing the same quality of service that we do now and this additional charge allows us to do so. You would be getting your Universal or Extended entitlement at a discounted rate whilst allowing us to provide the best experience to the children that we can.

 

How do I apply for 2 year old funding?

http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/lincs/fsd/fel_app_landing.page

How do I apply for the 30 hours funding?

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/