3 and 4 Year old Nursery Places – Owls Class
All children are entitled to 15 hours a week, free learning and care in an early years setting from the start of the term following their third birthday, for 38 weeks in a full year.
We do offer limited spaces for those children that are eligible for 30 hours free funding. This means that a child will attend our nursery from Monday to Friday starting at 9am until 3pm if they take the full 30 hours. If we cannot offer the full 30 hours due to our capacity levels we may be able to offer more than the standard 15 hours. Minimum session lengths are 3 hours. Therefore we can offer additional hours in multiples of 3 i.e. 18,21, 24, 27 & 30.
This entitlement will be offered to parents on a flexible basis and the nursery school or unit will advise parents of the patterns of attendance they can offer. Our offer will be in conjunction with school terms only.
If you are applying for a 30 hours funded place, then the eligibility code must be given to the school at least 4 weeks before the start date for your child. It is the parent’s responsibility to check their eligibility every 3 months (usually before the beginning of the next term). If the circumstances of the family change and the child becomes ineligible, then there will be a grace period. During this period the child can remain within our nursery unit. At the end of this grace period if the child is still ineligible for funding then they will return to the standard 15 hours of funding and their additional hours will be offered to the next eligible child on our waiting list in accordance with our admission criteria.
2 Year old Nursery Places – Owlets Class
We offer spaces to children who are eligible for Early Years Education (OEYE) Funding and they will start with us the term after they turn 2 years old. If you are unsure if you are eligible for this funding please contact the school office.
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