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Questions & Answers
When does my child start to receive funding for their place?
All children receive 570 hours funding per year (which is 15 hours per week if used term time only), starting from the term after the child's third birthday. The terms are 1 January to 31 March (Spring Term); 1 April to 31 August (Summer Term); 1 September to 31 December (Autumn Term).
Can my child use their funding with more than one provider?
Yes. Funding can be shared between different settings - you will need to let both settings know how much funding you wish each of them to claim. Depending on the total number of hours booked, you may need to pay fees to one or both providers. Devon County Council (who provide the funding) expect the providers to discuss the funding to avoid an overclaim, so you will need to let us have their contact details.
My child is only 2 years old - are they entitled to funding?
Some 2 year olds receive funding. You may receive a "Golden Ticket" in the post from Devon County Council. Even if you don't receive notification, you can still check if you are eligible online here or by phone 0345 155 1013. More information is available on the early years funding page of Devon County Council's website.
I have a "Golden Ticket" (or notification of entitlement to 2 year old funding). Do Scallywags need to see this?
Yes. You must let us have the Golden Ticket, or other notification of entitlement, with the eligibility code and your child's date of birth. If we do not have these details, we cannot claim the funding and you may be charged for your child's place at Scallywags.
Can I get 30 hours (extended) funding?
Some families are eligible for 30 hours extended funding which would give you 1140 hours funding per year (30 hours per week, term time). This is not automatic - you need to check eligiblity at Childcare Choices. Scallywags cannot make the application for you. If your claim is successful, you must let us have the eligibility code before the term you wish to claim. We will need details of the code, and parent(s) National Insurance Number(s) before we can claim the funding. If you do not let us have the details, you may be charged for your child's place.
What is your hourly chargeable rate?
£4.35 per hour is our chargeable rate - for hours above your funded entitlement, or if you are not yet entitled to funding. We will invoice you each half term, for the coming half term. Our chargeable rate is reviewed annually and changes will be notified in advance whenever possible.
Do I have to pay for anything extra if we receive funding?
Any hours above your funded entitlement will be chargeable. Although we could make additional charges for items and services, at present we do not charge for extras. Government funding does not cover all the costs associated with providing a child's place. We endeavour to make up the shortfall through fundraising and donations. We value the support of all families and friends with all our fundraising efforts - eg, raffle prizes, sponsorship, attending fundraising events. We also appreciate donations of food for snack time, and items such as cleaning products, as requested in our weekly Facebook posts. This helps to reduce our weekly expenses. Without fundraising and donations, it may become necessary to introduce charges in the future but we hope we can avoid that if everyone helps in whatever way they can.
What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
Early Years Pupil Premium ("EYPP") is extra funding which some children are eligible for, subject to certain criteria. When your child becomes eligible for 3 year old funding, we will ask you to complete a form to allow Devon County Council to run an eligiblity check. Further details here
Where can I find more information or check eligibility?
Devon County Council's Early Years Funding website page