9 out of 10 Parents can get help with childcare costs

Affordable Childcare for All.
All Forms Accepted.
Most  families can get help with costs.

Many providers limit the times when you can use your Funded hours but we don't.

Here at Little Saplings we accept all forms of funding help.
There are very few people who cant set some help.
We have details of the many types below.
If you live in Sandwell the Family Information Service will help 0121 569 4914
If you live in Walsall the Family Information Service will help 01922 653383
If you live in Birmingham the Family Information Service will help 0121 303 1888
Or online


Some forms of funding are dependent on what you are claiming off the state.
There are 2 websites where you can check what you can claim off the state.
Both are run by charities and you no information is retained.

Note: Funded hours only applies to childcare ONLY. It does not cover consumables such as food, trips, nappies and
external activities. We may have to charge in order to cover these costs.

https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou        https://www.entitledto.co

Funded 15 and 30 hour only applies during school term time:
We do offer stretched funded hours to cover school holidays
As for details at the centre.

Autumn term 2019

  • Funded Term starts: Monday 9 September 2019 (2nd to 6th is not funded).
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 28 October 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019
  • Term ends: Friday 20 December 2019
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

Spring term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 6 January 2020
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 17 February 2020 to Friday 21 February 2020
  • Term ends: Friday 3 April 2020
  • Easter holiday: Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020 

Summer term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 20 April 2020
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Friday 8 May 2020
  • Half-term: Monday 25 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020
  • Term ends: Monday 20 July 2020
  • Summer holiday: Tuesday 21 July to Monday 31 August 2020


  • Term starts: Monday 7th September 2020
  • Half-term: Monday 28th October to Friday 30th October 2020
  • Term ends: Friday 18th December 2020


  • Term starts: Monday 4th January 2021
  • Half-term: Monday 15th February to 19th February 2021
  • Term ends Thursday 1st April 2021

All 3 and 4 year old are entitled to Funded 15 hours childcare per week during school terms.
Starting the first term after their 3rd Birthday.
They must be registered with us by the start of the second week of school term they start.
We deal with all the applications.
For more details click on the button below.

Some 2 year old can get 15 hours Funded Childcare per week in school terms,
if the parent or parents are claiming support benefits, such as Tax Credits or Universal Credit.
Funding starts the school term following their 2nd birthday.
For more details click on the button below.

Working parent or parents with 3/4 year olds, may get an extra 15 hours Funded per week
(total 30 hours) during school terms. Starts the first term after their 3rd birthday.
Income limits apply of £100k per parent.
For more details click on the button below.

Working Parent or Parents can apply for Tax Free Childcare.
The Government pays 20%.
Your child must be 11 or under and usually live with you. They stop being eligible on 1 September after their 11th birthday. or under 17 years if disabled.
Does not effect tax credits and can be used to pay for additional hours above the 15 and 30 hour entitlement
For more details click the button below.

If a parent or parents receive Working or Child Tax Credits they can apply for up to a 70%
contribution towards Child Care costs.
For more details click the Button below:

If a parent or parents receive Universal Credit they can get up to an 85%
contribution towardsChild Care Costs or free childcare for 2 year olds.
For more details click the Button below.

Employer Childcare Vouchers (Tax and N.I. free). You can get up to £55 a week to help with childcare costs.
If you employer offers a scheme.
For more details click on the Button below.

In School, 6th form or full time Education.
Several schemes under Care to Learn (under 20 Years old).
Discretionary Learner Support (20 years and over).
Childcare Grants (any age in Higher full time education, plus if child is under 15 or 17 if special needs).
There are 3 forms of funding available.
For more details click the Button below.

At Little saplings we are happy to help people claim.
But expert advice is available from your local Family Information Service.
Contact detail are at the top of the page.

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