Skip to main content

Advice Results

There are 14 records in your current search
 Directory results

Calculating the costs of having a baby

The Money Advice Service has developed a Baby Costs Calculator to enable you to check how much the essentials cost are for you. Their research shows that a baby could cost as much as £7,200 or as little as £1,600 in their first year, excluding childcare: Click…

Childcare support while you study

Some of your options available are:

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund is to support access to early years free entitlement places for 3 and 4 year olds. It supports children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The intention of this funding is to support childcare providers in making reasonable adjustments to their…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra government funding that supports children who are 3 and 4 year old in their development, learning and care. The extra funding which is paid to the childcare provider can be used to assist the improvement of a child's early education.…

Extended Entitlement for 3 and 4 year old's (known as 30 hours)

Parents can apply now at Childcare Choices The current universal entitlement for all 3 and 4 years olds will continue to be 15 hours per week for 38 weeks (570 hours) of early education. The new entitlement is an extension of the current entitlement and provides an…

Facing Financial Hardship - Money Matters

Help is available if you are facing financial hardship.  For more information about support avaiable click the links below: Citizens Advice Bureau Cumbria Law Centre Department for Work and Pensions Money Helper National Debt Advice Line  

Financial Help for Families

If you're responsible for a child there is a range of financial assistance available depending on your family's circumstance. Below are entitlements and benefits that may be available to help with the cost of raising a child.    

Free Early Education for 2 Year Olds

Would you like help with childcare? Do you want to give your child the chance to experience new activities and make new friends before starting school?   Eligible children are entitled to 570 hours annually which equates to 3 hours per day - term time (although…

Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year old's

Children aged 3 and 4 year old are entitled to 15 hours of free early education, this is often taken over 38 weeks of the year, starting at the school term after a child turns 3 years old. Some childcare providers offer places more flexibly, you may…
Back to top