Harewood Avenue, Pontefract, WF8 2ER

01977 791306


Harewood Centre Nursery School

2, 3 & 4 year old funding


Please see the Wakefield Information for parents and carers of 2, 3 and 4 year olds, to find out more information about funding.

2 Year Old Funding (Free education and childcare)

Your 2 year old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
  • child tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)


2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:



30 Hours Funding

Nursery age pupils are able to attend using the 15 hour universal entitlement or may be eligible for 30 hours depending on circumstances. To check eligibility for 30 hours please click on the link below. In addition to this, parents who are not eligible for 30 hours are able to pay for additional hours during the school day. Please contact the school office for more information about this.



The Families Information Service can be contacted on:

Freephone Tel: 0800 587 8042                             Text: 07624 809247

Email: fis@wakefield.gov.uk                                Visit: www.wakefieldfis.org.uk