The scheme known as Nursery Education Funding for Two Year Olds, has recently
committed £1.7 million for 2012/13 to further develop Nursery Education places
for children living in Derby City, who meet certain eligibility criteria.
The Directors at The White House Nursery, which has nurseries in Borrowash & Alvaston, and Sinfin Community Childcare based in Sinfin said: "The scheme is fantastic and will give eligible children the best start with up to 15 hours a week of Free Early Years Education.”
Despite this, many parents until now have been reluctant to apply for this because they are afraid it will affect their other benefits, which is simply not the case.
"Parents who apply for this funding will still receive all their usual financial help so
in effect it is a free service for those parents and children who need it most."
The eligibility criteria must be met to access the Free Early Years Education Entitlement for Two Year Olds, so it only applies to families who are in receipt of one or more benefits including but not limited
to, income support, income based job seekers allowance, or income related employment and support allowance. Those who are in receipt of working tax credit will not be eligible however.
Under the new scheme, parents in Derby City can choose any Early Years Education
provider within Derby City, which has been accepted onto the scheme to deliver
Early Years Education for Two Year Olds, including the White House Nursery and
Sinfin Community Childcare.
The Directors added: ‘To find out more information, parents can contact the
White House Nursery on 01332 666414 and for those living in the Sinfin area on
01332 770167 or email: email@example.com
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White House Nurseries are represented by Poppy-PR, please contact Tina Clough on
07581015325 for all press enquiries.