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 (EHC) plan attending the associated assessment nursery designated to them.

The agreed level of contribution for the 2019/20 academic year is £875. For families on defined benefits (please see below), a contribution towards the cost of the transport assistance will be £280 for the academic year.

Where families are in receipt of the following defined benefits listed below and the student qualifies for assistance, a contribution of £280 will be required:

  • Income-based jobseekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Free school meals
  • Child tax credit with annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, of less than £16,190 on 1 September 2019 or subsequently on the date of application.

Please take a look at our ‘How to apply’ page or contact us on 01743 253049 or email special.transport.team@shropshire.gov.uk should you have any queries or require further assistance.