Low Income Childcare Discounts
Here at Hatching Dragons, we believe that everyone deserves a high-quality education from the Early Years. Our new fee structure for low-income families was designed to make our unique curriculum accessible to everyone.😀
What we Offer
Hatching Dragons believes in making our schools as inclusive as possible and understand that for many working parents, the first three years of a child’s life, in which they do not receive funding support from the council under the universal benefit of 15-30 hours, is a crucial time for them to remain economically active. Nursery managers have discretion in offering a limited number of places within their schools at cost, under our bursary arrangement, in which full fee paying families subsidise the costs of childcare for those on income support.
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How does it work?
To qualify, families must evidence, on a monthly basis, their income support allowance and their job seekers allowance via email to the school’s manager and financial team to continue to benefit from the discounted arrangements the schools may offer on a case by case basis. Should the families fail to provide adequate evidence to attest to their eligibility to that discount, full fees may be imposed and / or the family may sacrifice their place within the school itself.
Our low-income discount applies if your child is under 2 years old and you get at least one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
- Tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
We'll need to see evidence of your eligibility during registration and then termly thereafter for compliance but otherwise we've got you covered.