We believe that all children should be entitled to quality, early education and should have every opportunity to succeed. Our intake is prioritised to ensure that children eligible for funding receive their place at The Pond. To read more about our priorities for places click on the link to our admissions policy below.
If your child is eligible for finding then they will have priority, giving your 2 year old 15 hours a week with us. If you are not eligible then your child can still attend The Pond for £90 per week for 15 hours. We also offer places for 3 year olds who are eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare.
Below are some details on eligibility and full information is available on the link at the bottom via The London Borough of Hillingdon website.
When does the funding start?
- If your child is 2 years old by the 31st August 2018 they can start at The Pond in our September 2018 intake.
- If your child is 2 years old by the 31st December 2018 they can start at The Pond in our January 2019 intake.
- If your child is 2 years old by the 31st March 2019 they can start at The Pond in our April 2019 intake.
Your 2-year-old can get free early education if…
Your household’s annual income in under £16, 190.
And you receive any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit
- tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
A child can also get free early education if any of the following apply:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order