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Do you know of any parents who would benefit from up to 12 months of childcare subsidies?

The Childcare affordability programme 2009 (CAP09) has been set up to help parents moving into employment with childcare costs. Started in December 2009 the scheme helps eligible Southwark residents who are on low income move into employment, by offering up to 12 months worth of childcare bursaries, paid directly to the childcare provider.

To be eligible for CAP09 funding, parents must meet the following criteria:

  • Southwark residents (with recourse to public funds)
  • With child/children aged between 0-14 years old (16 years for those with SEN)
  • Income less than £20,000 in the last 12 months
  • Entering full time employment (in excess of 16 hours per week)
  • Accessing childcare at an Ofstead registered childcare provider (with a minimum Ofstead rating of satisfactory)

To make it really easy for the person you wish to refer to the childcare support scheme simply ask them to call the freephone number below for an informal chat about accessing CAP09 funding.

Freephone: 0800 013 0639

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