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Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is money given to Early Years/Childcare providers to help support children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities in their setting.  The aim of the DAF is to help give children who are disabled access to funded childcare.  Providers will…

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

All infant school children in the following year groups are entitled to free school meals:  year R - reception class year 1 year 2 Parent(s) who are on one of the qualifying benefits may also apply under the ‘benefit’ based free school meals criteria. This will then…

Maternity and Paternity Pay and Leave

When you take time off to have a baby you may be eligible for Maternity & Paternity Pay and Leave. There are ante-natal classes listed on our Children’s Centre pages and the NHS have a useful Pregnancy and Baby Guide, to help you prepare. 

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme which helps families with childcare costs.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work. It replaces some of the benefits and tax credits that you might be getting now such as; Income Support Employment Support Allowance Jobseekers Allowance Working Tax & Child Credits Housing Benefit.…

What benefits can I get on a low income?

You may be able get help if you are on a low income: Jobseeker's Allowance (contact Jobcentre Plus) Help with moving from Benefits to work Income Support Budgeting Loans Employment and Support Allowance Carer's Credit Disability Premium (Income Support) Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Pension Credit…

What Financial Benefits Are Available?

A number of changes to Benefits have taken place over recent years as part of the Government's Welfare Reforms.