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  • Free early learning for 2 year olds

    Free early learning for 2 year olds

    Kiddlywinks Nursery is also registered by Cumbria County Council to provide free early years education for some two year olds. The funding is limited and therefore a qualifying criteria is required and a referral submitted.

    Is my child entitled to a free place?

    In order to apply your family MUST be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

      • Income Support
      • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
      • An income-related employment and support allowance
      • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
      • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
      • Child Tax Credit provided the annual gross income is no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, (this figure changes annually in line with changes to wider tax credit thresholds) and are not in receipt of Working Tax Credits (except during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours a week)
      • or be a Child Looked After by the Local Authority

    When is my child eligible for a free place?

    If your child’s second birthday falls between: Your child will become eligible for a free place from:

      • 1 January and 31 March  – The start of the Summer Term (April)
      • 1 April and 31 August – The start of the Autumn Term (September)
      • 1 September and 31 December – The start of the Spring Term (January)

    The offer

    Eligible children are entitled to 570 hours annually which equates to 3 hours per day – term time (although this can be stretched over more weeks if agreed with the family and childcare provider).

    How do I apply?

    You can apply online


    Print off and complete the application form (PDF 608KB)


    by telephoning 01946 506229 for more information

  • Contact Details

    The Meadows, Tel: 01768 210500
    Eamont House, Tel: 01768 864000
    Email: karenjames2000@btinternet.com

  • OFSTED Registered

    Register Number: EY388855 Kiddlywinks Day Nursery is an OFSTED registered provider and admits children aged from three months to school entry age.
  • Opening Hours

    Opening hours: 8.15am – 5.45pm, however we can offer an early start or late finish between the hours of 8am and 6pm,