Shropshire Council

Nursery under 5s

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 £933. 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 £299 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.