Capital funding for creating 2 year old childcare places
The 2 year old free nursery place capital grant funding is paid by the Department for Education (DfE) to local authorities to enable them to fulfil their statutory duty, from September 2013, to facilitate an increase in the number of free childcare places available to the most deprived 2 year old children living in their area who meet the DfE’s eligibility criteria.
The Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver the aims outlined above. Most wards in Waltham Forest have childcare providers that are already offering free places to two year olds. However there are still priority areas where more places are required. Since the eligibility criteria for these places relate to entitlement to Free School Meals, the priority areas are those areas that are more income deprived.
A map of the deprived areas of Waltham Forest is available for logged-in users to download below as 'IDACI LBWF Deprivation Map' (warning: it is a very large file). The areas of high deprivation are those coloured red, purple, dark blue and light blue.
Also available to download is the 'Application pack for 2 year old capital grant.docx' if a provider feels that they would like to apply for a capital grant to create 2 year old places. It should be noted that the capital funding will be paid to property owners, who may not necessarily be the childcare provider, if the childcare provider is just a tenant at their premises.
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