Shropshire Council

Nursery under 5s

All applications for travel assistance for September 2023 will need to be received by 30 June 2023 at the latest.

For nursery and post 16 students all students in these age groups need to apply annually for travel assistance.

Any applications received after 30 June 2023 will still be processed but transport may not be set up for the start of the academic year and parents / carers will need to make their own transport arrangements in the interim.

If you have any questions or queries, please email the Specialist Travel team.

For full details and how to apply please visit our travel and transport pages.

There isn't a statutory duty to provide transport for nursery aged children, although we currently offer a contribution scheme for nursery age children with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) attending the associated assessment nursery designated to them.

The agreed level of contribution for the 2022/23 academic year is £918. Payment can be split into 3 termly payments, payable prior to the start of each term, no refunds are issued for reduced or cancelled travel.

For families on defined benefits (please see below), a contribution towards the cost of the transport assistance will be £294 for the academic year. This can also be split into 3 termly payments and no refunds are issued for reduced or cancelled travel.

  • Income-based jobseekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Free school meals – as authorised by the Authority, not the school that your child is attending.
  • Child tax credit with annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, of less than £16,190 on 1 September 2022 or subsequently on the date of application.
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit – Provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods.
  • The guaranteed element of pension credit

Please take a look at our ‘How to apply’ page or email should you have any queries or require further assistance.