Funding Options

We accept a variety of funding options to provide your child with childcare. The government has various schemes in order to help parents, careers and working families.

If you need some help just give the nursery a call and we can certainly help.


Employers may provide Childcare Vouchers either as an additional benefit to your salary or through a “salary sacrifice” arrangement more typically. In a salary sacrifice scheme, you agree to forgo a portion of your salary in exchange for an equivalent value in childcare vouchers. As a result, your taxable income and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) are calculated based on this reduced salary amount, allowing you to utilize your pre-tax and NIC income for childcare expenses. The voucher amount you’re entitled to does not vary with the number of children you have; the cap remains consistent whether you have one child or several. These vouchers are not designated for individual children and come with an extended validity period.

Tax Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare Overview
Eligible families can receive up to £2,000 per child per year (or £500 every three months) to offset childcare expenses. This amount increases to £4,000 per year (or £1,000 every three months) for children with disabilities. When you opt for Tax-Free Childcare, you will create an online account for your child’s expenses. For each £8 deposited into this account, the government contributes an additional £2, which can be used to pay your childcare provider. Tax-Free Childcare can be accessed concurrently with 15 or 30 hours of free childcare, provided you meet the criteria for both programs. For more details on eligibility and to apply, visit [www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare](http://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare).

Funded Places

Funded Early Education at Excel Childcare Services
Children attending Excel Childcare Services are eligible for up to 30 hours of funded early education weekly, spread over three terms each year. This provision is available for a cumulative 38 weeks per year. At Excel Childcare Services, these hours can be allocated to complete 10-hour days or divided into 5-hour slots either in the mornings or afternoons. Beyond the initial 15 or 30 funded hours, any further daycare services required will be invoiced in line with our established pricing.

Enhancements to Funding from April 2024
The funding scheme will undergo significant expansions beginning in April 2024:
– Starting April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will have access to 15 hours of weekly childcare support.


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