30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

At present, the Local Authority fund the school for 15 hours of a pupil place and the Governing Body have agreed for the school to fund the difference to provide all our nursery pupils with a full time place.

The Governing Body are still reviewing the situation from April 2018 as school budgets are set to decrease due to the ‘National Funding Formula’. This may mean the school may no longer be able to fund full time places and perhaps some parents will be asked to pay for the additional hours or full time places may only be available under certain circumstances such as free school meal entitlement.

From 1st September 2017, HM Government have introduced ’30 hours free childcare’ for 3 and 4 year olds of working parents. The Governing Body would appreciate it if all parents who are eligible* register with www.childcarechoices.gov.uk before the 31.8.17. Once registered, an 11 digit eligibility code will be issued for you to provide to school. This ensures the school receives full funding to continue the provision of full time places.

If parents would prefer to come into school to register their eligibility please phone Mrs Bailey on 740 3529 option 3 to arrange a suitable time or come into school from 8.30 am Monday to Wednesday.

We appreciate your help and support in this matter.

Mrs Bailey

School Business Manager