HobbleWobbles Private Day Nursery Limited

Recommend a Friend & You Will Both Receive £50*

For every new parent that registers their child at  our nursery, as a result of your recommendation, you will both receive a £50 voucher off a childcare session. There are no limits to the amount of friends you can recommend.

We work extremely hard to make sure our children have new, stimulating experiences every day with a focus on their development but ultimately we want them to enjoy their time with us. If your child loves nursery and you feel safe and secure in leaving us to look after your most precious possession then recommend us to a friend and we’ll reward both you and your friend.

*Your friend’s child needs to be booked into our nursery for a minimum of 2 full days or 4 half day sessions for at least 3 months prior to the voucher being issued and fees paid.



FREE stay and play sessions

We’re offering all new parents and children the opportunity to spend some time with us, at HobbleWobbles to experience why our mums and dads are happy to recommend us.

See why messy play needs to be just so messy, how we make learning fun and experience a fun filled few hours with your child safe in the knowledge our friendly Team will make you feel right at home.


Childcare vouchers

Some employers offer a childcare allowance or vouchers as part of a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme to make childcare more affordable for working parents. Childcare Vouchers are a government-initiated scheme available from employers for working parents to use to pay their childcare costs for children up to the age of 16.

Parents are able to request up to £243 per month to be deducted from their salary in exchange for vouchers to use against their childcare costs. As Childcare Vouchers do not attract tax and National Insurance contributions, working parents can save up to £933 per year, or nearly £2000 a year if both parents in a household are part of a scheme.

It is worth asking your line manager, personnel or human resources department whether your employer runs a scheme like this.


Affordable Childcare

We appreciate that childcare can put a struggle on mums and dad’s bank balances which is why we try and help you as much as you can. From our caring qualified staff through to the best stimulating resources we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare and are happy to advise you on Government and Employer initiatives available to make HobbleWobbles Nursery an affordable option for all parents and carers.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS

  • Children aged 3 and over may benefit from Nursery Education Funding the term after their 3rd birthday. Children falling into this age bracket are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). The amount of the grant will depend upon the number of sessions attended per week. All free hours are deducted from your invoice, due to the Local Education Authority we are unable to invoice the free hours as a monetary value. Please speak to your Nursery Manager if you have any questions regarding funding.
  • For more information on how you can claim your free childcare please contact your local council or speak to your Nursery Manager who will be able to offer you advice.
  • From September 2013, children aged 2 from families meeting certain criteria will also be eligible for funding. If you are entitled to receive one or more of the following then your child may be eligible for a free place.
    • Income support
    • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
    • An income-related employment and support allowance
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190 (as of April 2012)


TAX CREDITS

  • If you have a child, you may be able to get Child Tax Credit to help with the cost of looking after them. If you are on a low income, you may also qualify for Working Tax Credit. This could mean getting back up to 80 per cent of your childcare costs up to a limit of £140 a week for one child and £240 a week for two children. You need to use a registered or approved childcare provider such as The Co-operative Childcare for this to apply.


NEW DEAL FOR LONE PARENTS

  • Lone parents who are out of work can get help through a government programme called New Deal for Lone Parents. A voluntary programme, it offers a package of support to help you move towards a more secure future for you and your children. You can join New Deal for Lone Parents if you are bringing up children as a lone parent, if your youngest child is under 16 years old and you are not working, or working less than 16 hours per week. Further information is available through your local Job centre Plus office.


STUDENT SUPPORT

  • If you’re in further education you may be able to get extra financial help. This could come through the Care to Learn Scheme (for students under 20) or through Learner Support Funds. There's also a scheme providing help with childcare costs for sixth form students aged 20 or over.
  • As a higher education student, you may be eligible for extra help on top of any standard student loans or grants you get. This could include a bursary, Child Tax Credit, Childcare Grant or help from the Access to Learning Fund.Money may also be available through educational trusts or charities. Ask your student welfare adviser or LA for advice.