Coronavirus £10,000 small business support grant funding
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced a small business grant of £10,000 that may benefit some childcare providers.
The FAQs for these grants include:
Q: Is there any clarification on whether nursery/childcare facilities will be eligible for the grants?
A: They are eligible if they were in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief as of 11 March 2020.
Local authorities have been asked to administer this financial assistance.
Check eligibility and apply
Accessing childcare funding for key workers and vulnerable children
During this coronavirus pandemic parents who are key workers or have vulnerable children may still be able to claim one of the government’s childcare funding schemes, including:
Tax-Free Childcare for working parents of 0 to 11 year olds
childcare element of Universal Credit for low income parents of 0 to 15 year olds
funded childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
Additional flexibilities you can offer
If a key worker didn’t apply for 30 hours for the summer term but now needs them, providers can offset these additional hours from the pre-paid hours other children are not using.
This is explained in our coronavirus early education funding FAQs (question 4).
You can use your discretion on further flexibilities with funding you’ve received for this term to support children of key workers.
Any questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare funding information
childcare funding leaflet includes a table showing what schemes can be claimed together
read our online childcare funding information
Childcare provision status listed as 'Not Known' on our directory. Includes out-of-school clubs
In addition to listing open and closed childcare provision, our Family Information Directory now lists settings who haven't told us if they are open or not; these are tagged as 'Not Known'. Many are breakfast, after school and holiday clubs.
View the filter of provision tagged as 'Not Known'
To update your status so parents know if you are open or closed, please complete our form.
Other directory changes
We’ve created this form as a quick way for you to update us. If you have further changes to your childcare record, please use the normal Synergy Online forms.
If you’re not listed on the directory, it’s because you have requested to be non-public. If you now want to appear on the directory, you’ll need to complete the directory update form in Synergy Online and complete the form above to advise of your open/closed status.
If you have any questions email email@example.com or call 01305 221066.