Abacus Day Nursery Newport, Shropshire 2016 Grant Availability and Criteria


Please note, we only have limited spaces available for 2's and 3's so we advise you to complete your enrolment form early, we are accepting bookings up to 9 months in advance of required start dates.

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Free nursery places: more families to benefit  


The Government has set criteria for free nursery places for two year olds


This means more families will benefit from free early education, from childminders, pre-school and nurseries that offer early education and childcare places.   If you have/know a toddler who is or will be 2 during 2016, you can apply for a free place for your child if one or more of the following applies: 

 ·         You meet the criteria for Free School Meals   

 ·         You receive working tax credits and have household yearly income of less than £16,190  
 ·         Your child has a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care Plan  
 ·         Your child attracts Disability Living Allowance  
 ·         Your child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residency order (including Children in Care)

Abacus is approved to offer both 3 year old grant places as well as 2 year olds that meet the criteria outlined below. We are one of only a few nurseries in the area that allow parents to spread 2yr old grant hours over the full 52 weeks of the year, we pride our selves on being as flexible as possible to cater for all of your child care requirements. Breakfast lunch and tea is also fully inclusive of the grant hours you take. There are no hidden extras.  

We understand that this can be a complex subject for many parents so please do not be shy to give us a call on 01952 813652 if you need anything clarifying. We will also help and support you in the application process should you choose us as your child care provider.


Three year old Grant Entitlement

All children aged 3 to 5 years are entitled to 15 hours per week paid by the government. The only criteria you need to meet is that your child is 3-5 years of age. If you are interested in one of our grant funded places for your 3 year old please give us a call on 01952 813652 and we will assist you with your application. We are limited to the number of 3 year olds that we can accept so to avoid disappointment we advise that you get in touch well before your childs 3rd birthday. Assuming you do not go over the 15 hours per week there are no charges to you, all food and drink requirements within those 15 hours are free of charge.


 Two Year Old Entitlement

       How do I apply?

  1. Complete the simple application form.
  2. Contact the provider of your choice from Telford & Wrekin’s approved provider list. 
  3. Check if they have a place at the times you need. You may find it useful to contact Telford and Wrekin Family Connect for advice on what questions to ask childcare providers.
  4. Applications will be checked against the Free School Meal calculator to confirm eligibility, once you have confirmation of a secured place, your provider will ask to see a copy of your child’s birth certificate and ask you to complete a registration form and contract

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